IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

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

Doha 2019: Ronald Levy, Orlando Bennett through to 110mH semis | 9/30/2019 1:38 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaicans Ronald Levy and Orlando Bennett are through to the semi-final round of the 110-metre hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Levy was second in heat five, clocking 13.48 seconds behind Diamond League champion Orlando Ortega of Spain, who won in 13.15s. Third home was Kuei-Ru Chen (13.57s) of Chinese Taipei, just ahead of 2014 world junior champion Wilhem Belocian of the USA in 13.67s.  Meanwhile, Bennett emerged as one of the fastes More

Doha 2019: Today's Schedule - Monday, September 30 | 9/29/2019 9:40 pm

8:30 am — women's javelin throw (qualification Group A) 9:05 am — women's 200m (heats) 10:00 am — women's javelin throw (qualification Group B) 10:20 am — women's 400m (heats) 12:05 pm — men's 110m hurdles (heats) 12:30 pm — women's high jump (Final) 12:50 pm — men's 200m (semi-finals) 1:15 pm — discus throw (final) 1:20 pm — men's 5000m (final) 1:50 pm — women's 3000m steeplechase (final) 2:10 pm — women's 800m (final) More

Doha 2019: Yohan Blake fails to advance to 200m final | 9/30/2019 2:07 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Yohan Blake was beaten into sixth in the third heat of the Men's 200-metre semi-finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Andre DeGrasse ran a fine straight to win in 20.08 seconds, while Trinidad and Tobago's Kyle Greaux copped the second automatic qualifying spot in 20.24s. Blake finished at the back of the field in 20.37s More

Women sprinters ease through to semi-finals | 9/29/2019 3:50 am

Doha, Qatar — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sped to an effortless 10.80 seconds (-0.2 mps) and threw down the gauntlet in the 100m and was quickest into the semi-finals set for later today. She was joined by Elaine Thompson and Jonelle Smith, who also advanced from their heats yesterday. Fraser-Pryce, sporting bright yellow hair, didn't have her customary bullet start but was quickly into the lead, and with the utmost of ease, cruised home to an eye-popping display which had the stadium buzz More

Doha 2019: Fraser-Pryce seals fab four as Felix adds to gold haul | 9/29/2019 5:23 pm

Doha, Qatar - Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce surged to a record fourth 100m crown at the World Championships here Sunday as US legend Allyson Felix added another gold to her glittering career tally. The rainbow-haired 32-year-old Fraser-Pryce, who skipped the the 2017 championships to give birth to her first child, delivered a barnstorming run to take the tape in 10.71sec at the Khalifa Stadium. Britain's Dina Asher-Smith took silver with a time of 10.83sec while Ivory Coast's M More

Doha 2019: Andre Ewers disqualified after finishing 4th in 200m | 9/29/2019 1:56 pm

DOHA, Qatar -- Jamaica's Andre Ewers has been disqualified from the men's 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Ewers finished fourth in the seventh and final heat in the qualifying round. That race was won by Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago, who clocked 20.23s after closing in on the USA's Noah Lyles, the fastest man over the distance this year. Lyles finished in 20.26s Third was Canada's Brendon Rodney in 20.38s. More

Doha 2019: Jamaica wins silver in 1st World Champs mixed relay | 9/29/2019 3:45 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica copped its second medal at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar a short while ago when the quartet of Nathon Allen, Roneisha McGregor, Tiffany James, and Javon Francis won silver in the inaugural mixed 4x400m relay. The Jamaican team clocked 3:11.78 behind the USA, which won in 3:09.34.  Bronze went to Bahrain, which recorded 3:11.82.   More

Dacres through, but Wright, Smikle ousted | 9/28/2019 10:40 pm

Doha , Qatar — Fedrick Dacres advanced to the final of the men's discus after winning Group A, but his teammates Chad Wright and Travis Smikle turned in clinkers and exited the competition at the first obstacle. Dacres, who was first in action, threw 65.44m on his first attempt, which was just below the qualifying mark of 65.50m, but enough to top his group. His second attempt was 64.26m as he finished second to overall favourite Daniel Stahl, who won Group B with a throw of 67.88m. Dacr More

Doha 2019: Yohan Blake advances to 200m semis | 9/29/2019 1:21 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Yohan Blake ran a season's best 20.23s in the third 200m heat to advance to the semi-final round at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Ecuadorian Alex Quinonez won the race in 20.08s and Swiss star Alex Wilson was third in 20.40s. More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Sunday, September 29 | 9/28/2019 10:40 pm

12:05 pm — men's 200m (Heats) 12:40 pm — women's pole vault (Final) 1:20 pm — women's 100m (Semi-finals) 1:45 pm — men's triple jump (Final) 1:55 pm — men's 800m (Semi-finals) 2:35 pm — mixed 4x400m relay (Final) 3:20 pm — women's 100m (Final) 3:30 pm — 20km race walk (Final) More

DOHA 2019: Men's and women's 50km walk races complete day 2 | 9/29/2019 4:15 am

Doha, Qatar — Day two concluded with all eyes on the men's and women's 50km walk races, with organisers nervously monitoring the progress of athletes chasing medals in sweltering conditions.The walks took place 24 hours after a casualty-filled women's marathon, where 28 of 68 starters failed to finish.However despite steamy conditions on Qatar's waterfront course, the two races largely passed off without the sort of scenes that dogged the marathon, where several exhausted athletes were tak More

Doha 2019: Rasheed Dwyer books spot in 200m semis | 9/29/2019 1:41 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer got an automatic spot to the semi-finals of the men's 200m, pulling clear late to claim third in 20.37s at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Canada's Aaron Brown won the heat in 20.10s after out-dipping Miguel Francis of Great Britain, who took second in 20.11s. More

Doha 2019: Jonielle Smith through to 100m final | 9/29/2019 2:29 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Joneille Smith was second through the line from lane nine, clocking 11.06s in the second 100m semi-final heat at the 2019 IAAF World Champioships in Doha, Qatar.  Dina Asher-Smith won the race in 10.87s – her eighth sub-11 of the season.  More

GAYLE FORCE! - Tajay leaps to historic gold | 9/28/2019 10:40 pm

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica opened its medal count when Tajay Gayle struck a surprise gold medal in the long jump and established a new national record of 8.69m (0.5 mps) at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium yesterday. The country thus moved into joint third place on the medals table behind the United States of America with four medals courtesy of two gold. Kenya are second with two medals. Gayle, who pr More