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Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Simon Tomlinson and Kane Watson, Jamaica’s top table tennis players, have emerged from a period of isolation with a clean bill of health. The isolation followed their return from Europe just as the novel coronavirus health challenge was causing...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Enforced changes to the traditional track and field schedule will make athletes approach training differently. That is the expert opinion of Maurice Wilson, founder and head coach of the Sprintec Track Club. In particular, Wilson believes that the...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:39 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

World champion swimmer Alia Atkinson fully agrees with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and has expressed compassion for those affected by the novel coronavirus. “So many people are suffering, so many people are burying their loved ones or...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Pelicans Track Clubs, home of World Championships 400 metres hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton, is being very careful about the risk presented by the coronavirus. According to Pelicans coach Okeile Stewart, his athletes are following the...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, history’s finest 100-metre runner, opened her campaign for a third Olympic title with a win over 60 metres at the Milo Western Relays yesterday. In the first race of the meet, Fraser-Pryce stepped to victory in 7.31 seconds...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 1:01 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The mixed 4x400-metre relay will make its Olympic debut this year in Tokyo, Japan, but that won’t be the only meet that will showcase the new baton event. According to Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:46 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Five years have passed since Team Jamaica Bickle first presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a Jamaican school. Speaking at the presentation of 15 more on Friday in Kingston, Team Jamaica Bickle CEO, Irwin Clare, says his...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:45 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) will be chasing races for the nation’s 4x100m teams before the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. That’s the assurance from the association’s President Warren Blake. Dr Blake said on Friday that...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:44 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Memories of Usain Bolt’s performances in Berlin at the 12th World Championships have come rushing back this week, 10 years after he blazed to world-record times in the 100m and 200m. A day after his epic run of 9.58 seconds, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When the main programme of track and field begins at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on August 6, the Jamaican team will seek to outperform the best in this hemisphere. Thirteen members of the 60-strong Jamaican team will have extra incentive...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crossed the finish line in the 100 metres at last week’s London Diamond League, she added another milestone to her extensive portfolio of achievements. With the clock showing 10.78 seconds, Fraser Pryce had recorded her...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

By his own account, table tennis ace Simon Tomlinson had a difficult time extending his run of Jamaican men’s singles titles to four last month. An evolution of his fast topspin attacking game helped him survive tough challenges at the 2019...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Speed queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may have the best training partner in the world in her MVP Track Club teammate Elaine Thompson and she knows it. Speaking in Switzerland ahead of her impressive 100m Diamond League showing in Lausanne on Friday,...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:29 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“I always believed in myself, so I just went out there with the intention that I have to give everything, just get going from the start and see what happens towards the finish.” Those are the words of 19-year-old Orlando Bennett, who hurdled his...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When the World Championships begin on July 12, Alia Atkinson will be ready. That’s the indication from Atkinson herself during swim clinics in Jamaica this week. Atkinson, the first black woman to win a world title, will go hunting for more in...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Yohan Blake’s controlled performance in the final of the 100 metres at the Supreme Ventures/Jamaica Athletics Administartive Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships has made former world 200m champion Ato Boldon believe that the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:40 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce are so evenly matched no one is sure who will win when next they race. That includes 1997 World 200 metres champion Ato Boldon, who has seen a lifetime of big sprint races. Speaking at the National...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Coach Kerry-Lee Ricketts thinks his wife Shanieka can be on the podium when the triple jump competition ends at the World Championships later this season. The key is a technical improvement that could get her past 15 metres. The coach believes that...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A year ago, the home-trained pair of Ronald Levy and Janieve Russell won two of the four hurdling gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Unknown to many, the other two hurdles champions at that Games also had Jamaican coaches. One of them is Lacena...

Published:Sunday | April 28, 2019 | 12:23 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

In the 40 years since the high school girls shot put was first contested at the world-renowned Penn Relays, only two Jamaican throwers had ever won the event. That changed on Friday as Danielle Sloley of Immaculate Conception High braved cold...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:32 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Hydel High School head coach Corey Bennett hopes his team can hold its top-three position when the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships begins on Tuesday at the National Stadium. Speaking earlier this month, Bennett said holding that...

Published:Sunday | March 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elaine Thompson will win the women’s 100 metres title at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. That’s the golden centrepiece of a possible eight-medal haul predicted this week by the respected US publication Track and Field News. Thompson, reigning...

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