Athletics

Bolt confronts compatriot McLeod, South Africa's Simbine in Monaco

Triple world record holder Usain Bolt will face a massive test today as he lines up in the men's 100m at the Monaco Diamond League meeting in the principality, his final tune-up before the IAAF World Championships in London starting in just under two weeks' time. Read More

A royal affair

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

Jamaica's Rio Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Omar McLeod will, on a rare occasion, clash in the 100m at the Monaco Diamond League tomorrow. Read More

World U-18 400m champion Watson returns home

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 20 2017    

PETERSFIELD, Westmoreland - Newly crowned IAAF World Under-18 400 metre champion Antonio Watson of Petersfield High returned home Tuesday with two medals from the championships that ended in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Read More

Record-breaking Richards, Thompson shine in Morocco

Monday, July, 17 2017    

Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards broke his own national shot put record with a massive throw of 21.96 metre, while 100m star Elaine Thompson sped to a meet record of 10.87 seconds at the Rabat Diamond League yesterday in Morocco. Read More

Jamaican end U-18 Champs with 8 medals

Monday, July, 17 2017    

Jamaica ended the 10th and final IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday with eight medals adding three more on yesterday's final day of competition. Read More

Walker's silver boosts Ja's medal tally in Nairobi

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Jamaica will seek to end the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships on a high during today's final session of competition at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, with the possibility of four more medals. Read More

In-form Elaine looks to extend 100m win streak

Sunday, July, 16 2017    

Jamaica's double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson will be hunting her 14th-straight 100m win at the Rabat Diamond League in Morocco today, while her compatriot Yohan Blake has pulled out due to injury. Read More

Record Gold

PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 15 2017    

De'Jour Russell delivered on his prodigious talent in the 110-metre hurdles with a championships record and Antonio Watson upset the field in the 400m as Jamaica struck gold in the last two events on yesterday's third day of the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in... Read More

PHOTO: Record gold

Saturday, July, 15 2017    

RUSSELL... set a meet record 13.04 seconds to win gold in the boys 110-metre hurdles (Photo: Observer file) Read More

Good to go!

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, July, 14 2017    

If it were up to his father, his coach, his sponsors, the people and the Government of Jamaica, Usain Bolt would not quit track and field at the end of the 2017 season. Read More

Injured Davis bravely finishes for bronze

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 14 2017    

Kevona Davis' further participation in the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, was in doubt last night after she was stretchered off the track after appearing to be injured in the latter stages of the girls' 100m... Read More

Commonwealth Games a springboard to Tokyo Olympics, says Samuda

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Friday, July, 14 2017    

T he Queen's Baton Relay had a successful staging in Jamaica between last week Wednesday and Sunday before the symbol of the Commonwealth Games departed the island on Tuesday for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Read More



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