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Stories by Daniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Published:Wednesday | July 6, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

IN A landmark first for track and field, World Athletics announced the awarding of instant medals for athletes at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon starting July 15. The announcement was made yesterday as the World Athletics Local...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 2:35 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With 10 days to go before the start of the 2022 World Athletic Championship in Eugene, Oregon the local organising committee unveiled the medals for the event today, emphasising the unique nature of the host city. According to a release by World...

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Mixed martial artist Imran ‘Fyah’ Hall said that his family’s support, both financially and emotionally, was the catalyst in securing Jamaica’s maiden medal at the recently concluded Pan American Championships. Hall won bronze in the lightweight (...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 11:18 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica took a big first step in their bid to qualify for back-to-back Women's World Cups by defeating Mexico 1-0 in their Group A opener of the Concacaf Women's Championship in Monterrey, Mexico on Monday night. Khadija Shaw scored the only goal...

Published:Monday | July 4, 2022 | 10:38 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jamaica's Reggae Girlz have taken a 1-0 lead at half-time in their Group A opener against Mexico at the Concacaf Women's Championship in Monterrey, Mexico. Khadija Shaw gave the Reggae Girlz the lead in the eighth minute with a glancing header....

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

World Athletics Championships team manager Lincoln Eatmon says he is pleased with the strength of the team assembled that will battle for medals in Eugene, Oregon, starting in two weeks. The full list of more than 60 athletes was released...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) general manager Mitchell Watson and Jamaica Football Federation vice president Raymond Anderson have given assurances that no pitch invasions will take place at tomorrow’s Jamaica Premier League (JPL)...

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Former national senior women’s coach Charles Edwards says that, for the moment, he is pleased with the cooling of off-the-field issues that had engulfed the team for weeks as preparations continue for their final-round World Cup qualifying campaign...

Published:Friday | July 1, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

With the World Championships two weeks away, 2019 bronze medallist Rushell Clayton continued her 2022 comeback season with a strong performance at the Diamond League meet in Stockholm, Sweden yesterday. The final Diamond League meet before the...

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

HAVING CAPTURED the national high jump title for the seventh time, Kimberly Williamson is hoping that this year’s World Championships will be the start of a consistent line of athletes challenging for global medals in the event. Williamson caused...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

INTERIM SENIOR women's head coach Lorne Donaldson released the final 24-person squad for the Concacaf Women's Championship which starts next week Monday in Monterrey, Mexico. The squad consists of 13 players that were a part of the 2019 Women's...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

THE LAST time Jamaica were on the world stage at the Under-20 level was in 2001. The young Reggae Boyz could end the two-decade wait for another Under-20 World Cup appearance should they beat the Dominican Republic this evening in their Conacaf...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

HYDEL HIGH School track team head coach Corey Bennett says Louisiana State University (LSU) will be fortunate to have Carifta Games Under-20 200m champion Brianna Lyston in their programme but is hopeful that they give her the care she needs in...

Published:Wednesday | June 29, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Tokyo Olympic hurdles champion Hansle Parchment says he does not feel a target on his back heading into the World Athletics Championships and is more focused on his execution. Parchment claimed the national men’s 110m title on Sunday, clocking 13....

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:54 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Interim senior women's head coach Lorne Donaldson released the final 24-person squad for the Concacaf Women's Championship which starts next week Monday in Monterrey, Mexico. The squad consists of 13 players that were a part of the 2019 Women's...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

MVP Track Club head coach Paul Francis says that he is hopeful that reigning World long jump champion Tajay Gayle will be fit in time to defend his title at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, next month. Gayle suffered an injury...

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

It may be far from the easiest of seasons for Tokyo Olympics 100 metres hurdles bronze medallist Megan Tapper, however, she is hoping that the pieces will fall into place between now and the July 15 start of the World Athletics Championships in...

Published:Monday | June 27, 2022 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

The second national women’s 200 metres title of Shericka Jackson’s career was a statement of intent of her quest for a maiden world title. Two days after winning the 100m crown, Jackson completed the double in a world-leading 21.55 seconds on the...

Published:Sunday | June 26, 2022 | 7:29 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Tokyo Olympic champion Hansle Parchment captured the men's 100m hurdles title at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championships at the National Stadium this evening. Parchment won in a time of 13.14 seconds while Rasheed Brodbell was...

Published:Saturday | June 25, 2022 | 12:10 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Despite a lengthy wait for the start, Tokyo Olympics 100 metres bronze medallist Shericka Jackson stormed towards a maiden national title while 2011 100m World champion Yohan Blake rolled back the years by claiming his fifth national title on...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 8:13 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

GC Foster College's Lushane Wilson captured the men's national senior high jump title at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championships this afternoon. Wilson cleared the bar at 2.18 metres on his first attempt for victory. University...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 8:02 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Racers Track Club sprinter Oblique Seville booked his place for tonight's Men's 100-metre final, with the fastest time among the field at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championships this afternoon. Seville won the second semi-final...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 6:41 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Jevaughn Powell set the early pace in the Men's 400m, advancing to the semi-finals at the JAAA National Senior and Junior Athletics Championships this afternoon. Powell clocked 45.56 seconds to win his first-round heat ahead of Class One ISSA/...

Published:Friday | June 24, 2022 | 12:12 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Not for the first time this season, four-time world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made a statement in a 100m race. In this case, it was against a quality line-up on yesterday’s opening day of the JAAA National Senior and Junior...

Published:Thursday | June 23, 2022 | 7:37 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

Shiann Salmon qualified for tomorrow's women's 400m hurdles final with the fastest time in the field at the Jamaica National Senior and Junior Championships this evening at the National Salmon clocked 54.10 seconds to book her place in what is...

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