Athletics

Second for Jamaican trio at Monaco Diamond League meet

Embattled former world championships sprint hurdler Danielle Williams was one of three Jamaicans who placed second in their respective events at yesterday's Herculis IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco. Read More

Briana Williams added to Pan Am U-20 Championships team
Fresh from her record setting run at the NACAC Under-18 Championships in Mexico last weekend, Briana Williams has been added to the Jamaican team that will take part in the Pan American Under-20 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, next...... Read More

10 rise above Guardsman Power
Twenty-two teams pushed themselves beyond physical and mental limits, showcasing skill, grit, and physical prowess to secure the 10 automatic spots to the finals of the Guardsman Power Games scheduled for Sunday, July 28, at the Hope Zoo.... Read More

Michael O'Hara in shock and disbelief at Bolt's video rant
Michael O'Hara has refuted claims that he has disrespected Racers Track Club Head Coach Glen Mills.... Read More

Mouth-watering prospects for Jamaican women at Monaco Diamond League

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 12 2019    

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson lines up in a crack 200m field and leads seven other Jamaicans into action at the Monaco Diamond League today as they continue to fine-tune their preparations for the IAAF World Championships in Qatar in... Read More

JOA pushes for Jamaica to become sporting mecca

Friday, July, 12 2019    

The Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is continuing its thrust to establish Jamaica as a preferred venue for regional and international games and tournaments, which it maintains is a critical element in building a local sport industry and creating a viable sport tourism... Read More

Samuda appointed honourary member of international sports medicine body

Thursday, July, 11 2019    

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has been appointed an honourary member of the Scientific Committee for the International Congress of Physical Education, Sports and Kinesiotherapy, an international congress which is hosted by the National... Read More

Frano's gift to education

Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

When Claudia Francis Carignan, the sister of Alfred “Frano” Francis, made her transition in January 2018 in her Atlanta hometown, the Running Events Road Race guru said the family was heartbroken. Read More

Thomas-Dodd is lone Jamaican winner at Hungarian Grand Prix

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 10 2019    

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd was the only Jamaican winner at yesterday's Istvan Gyulai Memorial meet in Budapest, a part of the Hungarian Grand Prix, while Fedrick Dacres was second in the men's discus throw event. Read More

JAAA names 39 for PanAm Junior Champs

Tuesday, July, 9 2019    

Jamaica will be hoping to surpass the seven medals won two years ago at the Pan-American Under-20 track and field championships in Puerto Rico after selecting a 49-member team to participate in the 20th edition in San Jose, Costa Rica, July... Read More

Jamaica end with 39 medals at NACAC Championships

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 8 2019    

Jamaica added four medals on Sunday's third and final day of the 10th NACAC Under-23 and Under-18 Championships in Quarertaro, Mexico, with Rajay Morris setting a Championship record 20.82 seconds to win the Under-18 200m, while the Under-23 mixed 4x400m relay team ended the... Read More

Ralford Mullings sets new National Youth shot put record at NACAC Champs

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Ralford Mullings set a new National Youth Record (NYR) 20.96m in the Under-18 boys' shot put final and sprint hurdler Vashaun Vascianna won the gold medal on yesterday's morning third session of the 10th NACAC Under-23 and Under-18 Championships in Quarertaro,... Read More

Will he or won't he?

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 7 2019    

Jamaica's rising sprint star Oblique Seville refused to confirm or deny rumours that he will join the professional ranks after he withdrew from Jamaica's team to the NACAC Games currently on in Mexico. Read More

Lyles becomes fourth-fastest 200m runner of all-time

Saturday, July, 6 2019    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — American Noah Lyles became the fourth-fastest man in history over 200 metres with a stunning Diamond League victory in 19.50 seconds at Lausanne yesterday. Read More

'Mommy Rocket' expected to explode at Lausanne Diamond League

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 5 2019    

All eyes will be on two-time Olympic 100m gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the Lausanne Diamond League in Switzerland today following her mysterious run last time out at the Prefontaine Classic. Read More



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