IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

Doha 2019: World Champs Medals Table | 9/29/2019 9:40 pm

Rank Country G S B Total 1 United States 4 4 0 8 2 Pr Of China 2 2 2 6 3 Jamaica 2 1 0 3 4 Keny 1 0 1 2 5 Netherlands 1 0 0 1 5 Japan 1 0 0 1 7 Bahrain 0 1 1 2 8 Poland 0 1 0 1 8 Portugal 0 1 0 1 8 Ethiopia 0 1 0 1 8 Great Britain & NI 0 1 0 1 12 Canada 0 0 2 2 13 Greece 0 0 1 1 13 Italy 0 0 1 1 13 Burkina Faso 0 0 1 1 13 Cote D'ivoire 0 0 1 1 13 Cuba 0 0 1 1 13 Namibia 0 0 1 1 More

Jamaicans happy with Mixed Relay silver | 9/29/2019 10:20 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's 4x400m Mixed Relay team won silver and once again lowered the national record to 3:11.78 while all three men advanced to the semi-final of the 200m inside the Khalifa International Stadium here yesterday. After introducing the Mixed Relay to great effect at the World Relays, the IAAF brought the event to the World Championships and, again, it provided excitement as spectators got involved seeing men racing against women. The United States team of Wilbert London, A More

Doha 2019: Fedrick Dacres wins discus silver | 9/30/2019 3:26 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Fedrick Dacres won silver in Men's Discus at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Daniel Stahl of Sweden took the gold with his third round throw of 67.59m. Bronze went to Lukas Weißhaidinger for Austria's first ever world championships medal in a men's event.  Dacres' best throw of 66.94m came on his second attempt. More

Doha 2019: Stephenie Ann McPherson through to 400m semis | 9/30/2019 11:44 am

DOHA, Qatar — Stephenie Ann McPherson has advanced to the semi-final round of the Women's 400 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. McPherson qualified in a time of 51.21 seconds behind Botswana's Galefele Moroko, who finished well to win in a personal best of 50.59s. Nigeria's Favour Ofili also joined in on the personal best action with 51.51s for third.    More

Doha 2019: No medal for Natoya Goule in 800m | 9/30/2019 3:13 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Natoya Goule finished outside the medal standings in the Women's 800m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Gold went to Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda, who outsprinted the USA's Ajee' Wilson over the final 100 metres to win in a Ugandan record 1:58.04. Rayven Rogers, also of the USA, bagged silver with Wilson collecting bronze. Goule, who completed the race in 2:00.11 for sixth, said she will lodge a protest against the winner who impeded her for the second rac More

Doha 2019: Omar McLeod wins 110mH heat for semi-final spot | 9/30/2019 1:06 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Omar McLeod led from the start in the Men's 110-metre hurdles and despite hitting the first hurdle, won heat one to secure his spot in the semi-finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The Olympic champion looked relaxed as he completed the race in 13.17 seconds, beating Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus into second, though he still produced a season's best 13.37s clocking to advance. South Africa's Antonio Alkana and Devon Allen of USA were t More

MOMMY ROCKET! | 9/29/2019 9:40 pm

Doha , Qatar — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won an unprecedented fourth 100m world title and made a strong claim as the greatest female sprinter of all time by capturing her eighth global title yesterday. It was Jamaica's second gold medal at the 17th International Association of Athletics Federations World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium, and moved the tiny island nation into third place on the medals table with three, after the mixed relay 4x400m team had won a s More

Doha 2019: Andrew Riley qualifies for 100mH semis | 9/30/2019 1:27 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Andrew Riley has advanced to the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar. Riley clocked 13.67 seconds to finish fourth in the race but was moved up to third after first-place finisher Daniel Roberts (13.38s) of the USA was disqualified. First place went to France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (13.45s) and second to Andrew Pozzi (13.53s) of Great Britain. Yohan Chaverra of Colombia took the fourth automatic spot in 13.76 More

Doha 2019: Shericka Jackson advances to 400m semis | 9/30/2019 11:30 am

DOHA, Qatar — Shericka Jackson ran a controlled race to book her spot in the 400-metre semi-finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. She completed heat two in 51.13s to place second behind USA's Wadeline Jonathas, who clocked 50.57s. The third automatic spot went to Bendere Oboya of Australia in a personal best of 51.21s.   More

Doha 2019: Rasheed Dwyer, Andre Ewers out of Men's 200m | 9/30/2019 2:05 pm

DOHA, Qatar — A fifth-place finish for Rasheed Dwyer in heat one and sixth in heat two from Andre Ewers ruled both Jamaicans out of the Men's 200 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The first of three heats was won in a season's best 20.03 seconds by Adam Gemili of the USA. He held off the 2017 champion Ramil Guliyev of Turkey, who got to the line in 20.16s to book the second automatic spot. The USA's Noah Lyles won heat two in 19.86s ahead of Ecuador's More

Doha 2019: Elaine Thompson through to 200m semis | 9/30/2019 10:27 am

DOHA, Qatar — Elaine Thompson finished second in heat two of the qualifying round of the 200 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Thompson clocked 22.61 seconds and was beaten by the USA's Brittany Brown, who recorded a personal best in 22.33s. The third automatic spot went to Lisa Marie Kwayie of Germany, who also clocked a personal best in 22.77s. Thompson was happy to make it into the semi-finals but told OBSERVER ONLINE that her performance might hav More

Doha 2019: Schillonie Calvert-Powell out of 200m | 9/30/2019 10:51 am

DOHA, Qatar — Schillonie Calvert-Powell was unable to secure a spot in the semi-finals of the Women's 200m at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Calvert-Powell was seventh in heat six in a time of 23.62 seconds. The heat was won by American Anglerne Annelus  in 22.56s. France's Carolle Zahi was a clear second in 22.99s, with Brit Beth Dobbin pulling away from the chasing pack to snag the final automatic spot in 23.14s. More

Doha 2019: Le-Roy fails to qualify for 400m semis | 9/30/2019 11:56 am

DOHA, Qatar — Anastasia Le-Roy was sixth in her 400-metre heat, failing to advance to the semi-finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The race was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas who jogged to the finish line in 51.30s. Second place went to France's Deborah Sananes, in 51.76s, while third through to the final was Kenya's Mary Moraa in 51.85s. Le-Roy finished in 52.26s. More

Doha 2019: Empty stands greet remarkable Fraser-Pryce's fourth world 100m title | 9/30/2019 9:11 am

Doha, Qatar - Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her record fourth women's 100 metres world title in Doha on Sunday in stunning style but in a stadium that was barely half-full.The 32-year-old -- also a two-time Olympic champion -- coasted to an impressive victory in a world leading time for the year of 10.71 seconds.Fraser-Pryce -- sporting a multi-coloured wig -- punched the air in front of the Jamaican team seated in the stands before taking a national flag from them.She colle More

Doha 2019: Shashalee Forbes books spot in 200m semis | 9/30/2019 10:08 am

DOHA, Qatar — Despite a good start, Jamaica's Shashalee Forbes was beaten into third in the first heat of the 200 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Forbes got the final automatic qualifying spot in 23.15 seconds, making it a 1-2-3 for the Caribbean. The race was won by Anthonique Strachan of The Bahams who clocked 22.86s, while Trinidad and Tobago's Kamaria Durant was second in 23.08s.   More