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Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary World Athletics President Sebastian Coe says despite the climate change issues and other factors, he hopes that the Caribbean will be in a position to stage a major championships in the future. Coe was speaking at Sunday’s end-of-...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST.Hungary Commonwealth Games high jump champion Lamara Distin has come a long way in the last two years. Last night, in her second consecutive World Campionships final, she displayed how far she has come, finishing in the top eight of a...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary In a valiant display, Jamaica’s women’s 4x400 metres team powered home to bring the curtain down on the 2023 World Athletics Championships, with back-to-back silver medals to propel the island to its second-best medal count in...

Published:Monday | August 28, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary At every major championship, the Jamaican team attracts attention from many international fans. For the last nine days after their training sessions at the Hungarian University of Sports Science, onlookers would watch from behind...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Technical leader for the Jamaica World Championships team, Maurice Wilson, said that legal action could be explored against two-time national 100 metres champion Tyquendo Tracey. In a social media post on Thursday, Tracey...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: SHERICKA Jackson clung on to her “baby” in commanding fashion, winning her favourite 200m race to claim back-to-back World Championship titles in the women’s event at the World Championships yesterday. After earlier securing her...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary Last year, Wayne Pinnock knew he belonged on the big stage. Yesterday at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, he proved it, leading a Jamaican podium finish in the men’s long jump final and starting a medal rush on...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary It’s been eight years but Danielle Williams is a World Champion again. And on the same day, Antonio Watson, a champion and medal winner throughout his junior career, has ascended to similar heights with his first senior global...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: AS FAR as Roshawn Clarke is concerned, he has completed the checklist of a brilliant debut senior season after his first World Championships final. Clarke finished fourth in the men’s 400-metre hurdles final, clocking 48.07...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: IT’S BEEN eight years in the making for national 400-metre hurdles champion Janieve Russell. Her return to the women’s 400m hurdles final today at 2:50 p.m. is the result of the hard work, and she is ready to leave everything on...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: LAST YEAR, Wayne Pinnock, thanks to his father’s counsel, made his World Championships debut and surprised himself with a place in the long jump final. With that experience behind him, Pinnock is determined to take the biggest...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: SHERICKA JACKSON knows with every 200-metre performance, the talk about the possibility of breaking the world record will follow. But taking inspiration from another world record holder, she is more focused on the process of...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: IN A semifinal that included former World and Olympic champion Wayde van Niekerk, Antonio Watson showed no fear. His reward? A first 400m World Championship final in his senior team debut that was the highlight of a strong Day...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: THE SCREAM of joy that quarter-miler Candice McLeod unleashed after qualifying for back-to-back women’s 400-metre World Championships finals on Monday was not just the end of a nervous wait in the Q room. It was a full-circle...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: HISTORY WILL have to wait for Jaydon Hibbert, for now. But while there is disappointment, there is also pride and determination in him not only because he’s had an outstanding 2023, but because of the future that is ahead of him...

Published:Wednesday | August 23, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: WHEN NAYOKA Clunis enters the National Athletics Centre today, she will break a glass ceiling for Jamaican athletics. She will be the first athlete, man or woman, to take the circle in the hammer throw event, and it will be the...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary In a debut season where he has soared to new heights, national 400 metres hurdles champion Roshawn Clarke can add World Athletics Championships finalist to his résumé. He can also call himself world under-20 record holder and the...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2023 | 12:08 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: JAMAICA FINALLY celebrated medal success on day three of the World Athletics Championships yesterday. What they also saw was the ascension of American Sha’Carri Richardson as the new women’s World 100-metre champion, breaking the...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Of course, Adelle Tracey would rather be competing in the women’s 1500 metres final today. But breaking a national record, which, until Sunday, stood for almost 30 years, has filled her with immense pride in her second year of...

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: It may not have been the World Championships final experience that he would have hoped for but that is not going to deter national shot put champion Rajindra Campbell who is pleased with the progress he made this year. Campbell...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: He thought he had it. Jamaica thought he had it. But by a fraction, Oblique Seville was edged out of a first 100-metres World Championships medal. And the margins by which he lost out left him lost for words. But also it left...

Published:Monday | August 21, 2023 | 12:06 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary It has been far from a perfect season for the five-time world 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. But after her comfortable first-round qualification yesterday, she is adamant that she will not lose her world title...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2023 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary In three years Jaydon Hibbert soared to the heights of the junior level, with his World under-20 title victory last year making him one for the future. Now as the 18-year-old makes his senior World Athletics Championships debut...

Published:Saturday | August 19, 2023 | 12:05 AMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: IN WHAT has emerged a memorable August for sport, technical leader of Jamaica’s track and field athletics team, Maurice Wilson, has no doubt that the country’s athletes will deliver, as the chase for glory begins today on Day One...

Published:Friday | August 18, 2023 | 3:39 PMDaniel Wheeler/Staff Reporter

BUDAPEST, Hungary: The Jamaican team that will start the mixed 4x400-metre relay here in Budapest, Hungary for the XIX World Athletics Championships has been determined. Demish Gaye, Malik James King, Natoya Goule, and Stacey-Ann Williams will be...

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