IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

Salmon, Clayton move into 400m hurdles semi-finals, Whyte out | 10/1/2019 9:30 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Young Shiann Salmon ran her lifetime best of 55.20 and joined Rushell Clayton in the semi-finals of the IAAF World Championships women's 400 hurdles here. But there was no luck for Ronda Whyte, who was eliminated at the first hurdle. The 20-year Salmon, who won silver at the 2018 World Under-20 Championship, ran well from lane nine and finished third in heat one in a new personal best of 55.20. American prodigy Sydney McLaughlin, herself a 20-year-old young gun, won in 54.4 More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictorial — Oct 2, 2019 | 10/2/2019 2:20 am

Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield catches his breath after placing second in heat one of the men's 400m on day five of the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. Bloomfield clocked 45.34 (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) More

Oh no! | 10/1/2019 9:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson has been pulled from the remainder of the IAAF World Athletic Championship by her coach Stephen Francis because of an existing injury that returned during the 100m. Thompson, who has a personal best of 10.70, never looked her usual explosive self and placed fourth in the 100m in 10.93, behind teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won in 10.71. After the event, Thompson mentioned that she was not comfortable but didn't More

Gaye, Bloomfied advance to 400m semis | 10/1/2019 10:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — National champion Demish Gaye and Akeem Bloomfield both advanced to the semi-finals of the men's 400m here, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald turned in another clinker and was eliminated in the first round. Bloomfield was first into action and placed second in heat one in 45.34 seconds behind Machel Cedino of Trinidad and Tobago, who won in 45.26. Thapelo Phora of South Africa finished third in 45.45 seconds, while Kenya's Alphas Leken Kishoyian grabbed fourth wi More

Doha 2019: Andrew Riley out of 110mH | 10/2/2019 1:31 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Andrew Riley was unable to go through to the final round of of the men's 110m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Riley was fifth in the third heat in 13.57 seconds. Orlando Ortego of Spain won the race in 13.16s, while Milan Trajkovic was second in 13.26s. More

Doha 2019: Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal | 10/2/2019 2:09 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it. The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot temperatures and non-existent crowds at these world championships probably isn't making any other sort of headlines. "Can I just be a bit blunt about this: The athletes talking about externalities are probably not the ones who are going to be walking home with medals from here," the IAAF president said More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Wednesday, October 2 | 10/2/2019 9:34 am

8:35 am —           men's 100m (decathlon) 8:45 am —           women's shot put (qualification) 9:05 am —           women's 100m hurdles (heptathlon) 9:30  am —          men's long jump (decathlon) 9:35 am —           women's 1500m (heats) 10:00 am —        women's discus throw (qualification Group A) 10:15 am —        women's high jump (heptathlon) 10:25 am —        women's 5000m (heats) 10:50 am —        men's shot put (decathlon) More

Doha 2019: Omar McLeod wins 110mH heat for spot in final | 10/2/2019 1:17 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Olympic champion Omar McLeod won heat two of the 110m hurdles semis to book his spot in today's 3:00 pm final of the event at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. McLeod won in 13.08 seconds ahead of France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, who claimed second in 13.12s.   More

McLeod leads J'cans in action today | 10/2/2019 12:10 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's defending champion Omar McLeod will be looking to retain his 110-m hurdles title, while Aisha Praught-Leer, Shanice Love, Shadae Lawrence and Danniel Thomas-Dodd will make their débuts at the IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium here today. McLeod will be in semi-final two along with Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Wenjun Xie of China at 12.05 pm Jamaica time, while Ronald Levy and Orlando Bennett are set to contest semi-f More

Doha 2019: McLeod crashes out of 100mH | 10/2/2019 4:06 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Omar McLeod lost momentum after hitting a few hurdles and stumbled to a fall in the final of 110mH at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The 25-year-old Jamaican, who disrupted the run of Diamond League champion Orlando Ortega in the next lane, was disqualified. Grant Holloway of the United States won the world title in 13.10s.  Sergey Shubenkov, world champion in 2015, took silver in 13.15s whilst France's More

Photo: OH, NO! | 10/1/2019 8:50 pm

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson reacts during competition at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. (Photo: AFP) More

Doha 2019: Bloomfield, Gaye move on to 400m final | 10/2/2019 1:54 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Akeem Bloomfield and Demish Gaye have qualified as the two fastest losers for the men's 400 metres final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Both Jamaicans were third in their respective heats. Bloomfield clocked 44.77 seconds in heat three behind Machel Cedenio (44.41) of Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia's Anthony Jose Zambrano (44.55s). Meanwhile, Gaye ran a season's best 44.66s in heat two, which was won by More

Doha 2019: Love, Lawrence fail to advance to discus final | 10/2/2019 1:02 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Shadae Lawrence and Shanice Love both failed to advance to the final of the Women's Discus at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Both women were unable to make the 63-metre automatic qualifying mark and finished 16th and 19th respectively. Love, who competed in Group A, made her best throw of 59.50m on her third attempt, while Lawrence's best throw (58.51m) came on her second attempt in Group B. Only the 12 best More

Doha 2019: Bennett, Levy fail to advance to 110mH final | 10/2/2019 1:06 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Orlando Bennett and Ronald Levy are out of the finals of the Men's 100m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Bennett completed the race sixth in 13.60s while Levy was seventh in 13.60s. The two automatic spots went to USA's Grant Halloway, who won in 13.10s and Russia's Sergey Shubenkov who was second in 13.18s. More

Doha 2019: Rushell Clayton wins 400mH semi-final heat | 10/2/2019 2:16 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Rushell Clayton won heat two of the women's 400mH semis at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Clayton crossed the finish line in 54.17 seconds ahead of Zuzana Hejnova (54.41s) of Czech Republic More