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Published:Wednesday | November 18, 2020 | 12:17 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Former Gaynstead High school standout Latanya Wilson will be plying her trade in the Australia Suncorp Super Netball (SSN) competition when the 2021 season begins. Wilson will join several other Jamaicans in the league and will team up with...

Published:Saturday | September 26, 2020 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Like she was a week ago in Rome, Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah was in winning form at the Doha leg of the Wanda Diamond League at the Qatar Sports Complex. She sped to a time of 10.87 seconds to win the women’s 100m to end...

Published:Friday | September 25, 2020 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Julian Forte will be the two Jamaicans in action in the Wanda Diamond League in Doha, Qatar, today. Thompson Herah, who will line up in the women’s 100m at 11:56 a.m., will be hoping to end...

Published:Friday | September 18, 2020 | 12:16 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah was in fantastic form in her first international appearance of the season. Competing at the Wanda Diamond League meet in Rome, she captured the women’s 100m in a world-leading 10.85 seconds....

Published:Thursday | September 17, 2020 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIC Games double sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah and Julian Forte will make their international season debut today, as both are down to compete in Rome at the third stop on the Wanda Diamond League circuit this season, at the 49th edition...

Published:Monday | July 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER a four-month break because of COVID-19, the country’s senior athletes got their chances to be back on track in a competitive setting in the first All Comers Meet of the season at the Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College on Saturday. Despite...

Published:Tuesday | June 2, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

With the COVID-19 pandemic bringing the sporting world to a halt and eroding the earning ability of sportsmen and women all over the world, there is a renewed call for young local athletes to prioritise the continuation of their education upon...

Published:Friday | May 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National goalkeeper Akeem Chambers is the first student to benefit from The Mico University College students’ COVID-19 relief programme. The programme, which aims to assist students at the institution who have been affected by the pandemic, was...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THREE JAMAICAN track and field coaches, Michael Vassell, Michael Russell, and Jermaine Shand, all working at the moment, are hoping that the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end soon. Vassell and Russell, both former coaches of Excelsior High...

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:17 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AFTER taking over from Dr Walton Small as president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) last September, Keith Wellington has had a tough few months in his new role. With the threat and subsequent spread of the coronavirus...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Since telling The Gleaner a few weeks ago that she would not return to Edwin Allen High School for her final year of eligibility at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships, there were many questions being asked as to whether...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:25 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL GOALKEEPER Akeem Chambers of Waterhouse FC and his brother Tafari, a Harbour View FC player, are breathing a little easier today after collecting cheques for $175,000 from Portmore United yesterday. Last weekend, the brothers lost their...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:21 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

This past Saturday should have been the final day of competition at the 126th staging of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, the most popular relay event in the world failed to get off the ground as it became...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE final weekend in April each year is known worldwide as the time for the Penn Relays at the Franklin Field Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a historic 125th anniversary last year, this year’s staging, the 126th, was also expected to...

Published:Monday | April 20, 2020 | 12:18 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican high-school athletes hoping to go on athletic scholarship to colleges in the United States this autumn got good news at the weekend. On Friday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that it had revised the academic...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Although the World Athletics Under 20 Championships have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still concerns that it could be cancelled altogether. One of those persons most concerned is Edwin Allen High School track and field...

Published:Monday | March 16, 2020 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

A decision is yet to be taken on the staging of this year’s Penn Relays scheduled for Franklin Field, Philadelphia, April 24-26. If the 126th staging of the relay carnival is held it will do so without a Jamaican contingent. Minister of Health Dr...

Published:Monday | March 9, 2020 | 12:30 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Petersfield High school’s, Shaquena Foote and Excelsior’s Devontie Archer stole the spotlight at yesterday’s third and final day of competition of the Carifta Trials at the National Stadium after producing lifetime bests to win their respective...

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The 2020 Carifta Trials started out on high for Camperdown High’s thrower Britannie Johnson at the National Stadium yesterday. She registered the first win on the opening day of the three-day meet after taking the Under 17 girls shot put with a...

Published:Friday | March 6, 2020 | 12:28 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE TOP Under-17 and Under-20 athletes will be hunting places on the country’s team to next month’s Carifta Games, which is scheduled to be held in Hamilton, Bermuda, between April 10 and 13. Today’s opening day of competition at the National...

Published:Thursday | March 5, 2020 | 12:31 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Refurbishing work to the surface of the throwing ring at the National Stadium is now complete, following recent complaints from World Championships discus silver medal winner Fedrick Dacres. Dacres, the national record holder, and several other...

Published:Tuesday | March 3, 2020 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

As was the case a year ago, Kingston College and Edwin Allen ended February on a high after dominant displays at the Gibson McCook Relays, but with the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships just around the corner, the teams’...

Published:Saturday | February 29, 2020 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

LOCAL track and field fans will be in for a treat today as the prestigious Gibson McCook Relays takes the spotlight at the National Stadium. Action begins at 9a.m. with the preliminary rounds of the high school boys 4x400m with the final of this...

Published:Wednesday | February 26, 2020 | 12:19 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE next time the country’s top discus thrower, Fedrick Dacres, competes in his pet event at the National Stadium, he will do so inside a new throwing ring. Dacres, the Doha World Athletics Championships silver medallist, pulled out of the event at...

Published:Tuesday | February 25, 2020 | 12:23 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

After seeing her Venezuelan rival Yulimar Rojas break the world indoor triple jump record last Friday, Jamaica’s World Championships silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts remains confident of Olympic success this season and has targeted a record of...

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