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World Junior Champs: Jamaica take silver, bronze in 4x100 relays

The bronze medal-winning team of (from left) Michael O’Hara, Jevaughn Minzie, Raheem Robinson, and Edward Clarke placed third in 39.12 seconds.

EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica’s medal count at the IAAF World Junior Championships is five after the sprint relay teams won medals in their respective events Saturday evening at Hayward Field, Eugene, Oregon. The girls took silver in 43.97 seconds with the team of Sashalee Forbes, Kedisha Da ... Read More

Lenworth and
Angela Husset -
the parents of
Jaheel Hyde Jaheel Hyde and his parents revel in gold medal success
LENWORTH 'Teacher' Hyde and Angela Hussett are currently basking, as they should, in the glory of th ... Read More

The Chinnaswamy Stadium and National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, India, where Jamaica and West Indies star Chris Gayle calls home in the Indian
Premier League. Chris Gayle runs things in Bangalore
BANGALORE, India — The Royal Challengers Bangalore — an Indian Premier League franchise ... Read More

Usain Bolt (left) speaking at a press conference upon his arrival in Scotland yesterday with Mike Fennel president of the Jamaica Olympic Association. (PHOTO:
JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Bolt dreams on
GLASGOW, Scotland He has done it all. Even seen it all. But he sure doesn't have it all. Usain Bo ... Read More

O'Hara continues Jamaica's great 200 tradition

By Paul Reid | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

O’HARA... won bronze in the 200 metres

EUGENE, USA — Michael O'Hara won Jamaica's third medal ever in the men's 200m at the World Junior Championships on Friday when he took the bronze medal in a wind aided 20.31 seconds (2.3m/s) at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. O'Hara who was a reluctant participant in the 100m where he dropped out at the semi-final stage, joined Usain Bolt who won the gold in 2002 in Kingston and Nickel Ashmeade who took the silver in Poland in 2008. His medal brought to three the total won by Jamaica ... Read More

Jaheel Hyde — A world junior champion

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Jaheel Hyde —
World Junior Champion —
400 metres hurdles. The first junior in history to win the 110 metres hurdles and the 400 metres hurdles in
consecutive World Junior Championships. (PHOTO: AFP)

Jaheel Hyde — World Junior Champion - 400 metres hurdles. The first junior in history to win the 110 metres hurdles and the 400 metres hurdles in consecutive World Junior Championships. (PHOTO: AFP) JAHEEL HYDE - A WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPION --> Read More

Now the Games begin, it's track and field time

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Sherica Williams
(then)
Bailey Cole in heat one of the 100 metres.

GLASGOW, Scotland There is a common saying that a multi-event athletics meet does not really start until the action turns to the track. No one should accept that to be true, but for sure the XX Glasgow Commonwealth Games need a spark to fire it up. At the 52,025-capacity Hampden Park, the marquis track and field programme will come to life. And yes, the Jamaicans are here in numbers and strength. With big names like Usain Bolt, Nickel Ashmeade, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell Bro ... Read More

Jamaica take silver in girls’ sprint relay

BY PAUL A REID Sunday Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Jamaica’s 4x100 quartet (from left) Natalliah Whyte, Saqukine Cameron,
Kedisha Dallas and Sashalee Forbes.  (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica's medal count at the IAAF World Junior Championships increased to five after the sprint relay teams won medals in their respective events yesterday evening at Hayward Field here. The girls' team took silver in 43.97 seconds with Sashalee Forbes, Kedisha Dallas, Saqukine Cameron and Natalliah Whyte. The USA won in a World Junior leading time of 43.46 seconds, the fifth-fastest of all time and second best by an American team, while Germany was a surprise third in 4 ... Read More

Mile relay teams advance

By Paul Reid | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Dawnalee
Loney taking
part in the
4x400
metres relay.

EUGENE, Oregon — Jamaica's 4x400m relay teams advanced to today's finals at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships after yesterday's preliminaries at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The teams will seek to add to the island's medal tally as the six-day championships comes to a close. None of the two Jamaican female sprint hurdlers will be in the medal hunt today as World Youth champion Yanique Thompson and Daeshon Gordon didn't get further than the semi-finals round. Thompson was thir ... Read More

Racers camp a success, says Glen Mills

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff writer | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Caption: Racers Track & Field club coach Glen Mills (2nd right) and Lackesha Pitter (right),
Marketing Coordinator, Best Dressed Chicken, share a moment with the camp standouts from
left: Nilrem Stewart, Sheldon Smith, Karl-Johan Bailey and Calcian Burke at an awards
ceremony at UWI on Friday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

COACH of Racers Track & Field Club Glen Mills has deemed the club's 2014 summer camp a tremendous success. The club, which is home to world and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt and world champion Yohan Blake, amongst others, hosted a three-week camp for 16 children of various age groups and nationalities. "We at Racers are very happy; we think it was a success, as you can see from the campers and the report that they gave. They have learnt a lot, and it was in a pleasant atmosphere with go ... Read More

Step It Up lands Grooms' Trophy

BY RUDDY ALLEN Observer Staff reporter | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Step It Up (right), with jockey Robert Halledeen in the saddle just holding off the late challenge of Smokin Man (Omar Simpson) to win the Grooms' Association of
Jamaica Trophy at Caymanas Park yesterday. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS).

IN a bold front running effort, the Orville S Johnson-owned Step It Up just held on to win the Grooms' Association of Jamaica Trophy in a driving finish at Caymanas Park yesterday. Ridden by Robert Halledeen for trainer Stedman Curtis, Step It Up (Dayton Flyer - Constant Girl by Never Wavering) won by a neck in the 1,000-metre straight event. The 3-5 favourite Smokin Man, with the rarely used apprentice Omar Simpson was second and Safe Passage, with Dick Cardenas in the saddle third. Aguilo (P ... Read More

Hyde strike gold, Ohara bronze at World Junior Champs

PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July 27, 2014    

O’HARA... won bronze in the 200 metres

EUGENE, USA — Jamaica added two more medals, a gold from Jaheel Hyde and new National Junior Record in the men's 400m hurdles and a bronze from Michael O'Hara in the men's 200m, on Friday's fourth day of competition at the 15th IAAF World Junior Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. It was Jamaica's third medal of the championships after Tyler Mason's 110m hurdles silver the day before, placing Jamaica in ninth place on the medals tables with two days to go. Hyde completed a ... Read More

Alia's golden lion yet to roar

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

ATKINSON... competes in the 100m breaststroke today.
(PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON)

GLASGOW, Scotland Silver-medal winning Alia Atkinson had said on Friday that not winning gold in the women's 50-metre breaststroke would unleash the lion in her two remaining events here. "This loss (50m breaststroke final) has opened a lion inside," she said. Well, unfortunately for her and Jamaica, her lion did not roar yesterday as she finished seventh in the gold medal race of the 200m breaststroke, managing 2:25.40 minutes at the Tollcross Swimming Centre as the XX Commonwealth Games ent ... Read More

Arsenal's Wilshere regrets new smoking mistake

Sunday, July 27, 2014    

Jack Wilshere #10 of Arsenal fights for the ball with Tim Cahill #17 of
New York Red Bulls during their friendly match at Red Bull Arena on July
26, 2014 in Harrison, NJ.   Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images/AFP

LONDON, July 27, 2014 (AFP) — Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed regret after pictures of him smoking during a holiday in Las Vegas appeared in the British media. "The smoking? Of course I regret it," Wilshere was quoted as saying by the Sunday editions of several British newspapers. Wilshere was photographed smoking a cigarette outside a nightclub last year and vowed it would never happen again. The recent images showed him smoking amongst friends in a Las Vegas swimming poo ... Read More



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