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Stories by Sharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:14 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

WHILE MANY athletes hope to make a sporting team, national high jump champion Lushane Wilson has made two professional teams, for two different sports, at the same time, while studying for his degree at a sporting college. After soaring to 2.18...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

WATER POLO is back in action with a new coach from Cuba leading what the sport’s administrators hope will be a stable and progressive programme. Vice president of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) in charge of water polo, Lance...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

AFTER MISSING out on winning the FIA Karting European Championships for juniors by only two points, Alex Powell was disappointed but has now turned his focus on the World Championships later this year. “I felt disappointment and frustration that I...

Published:Sunday | July 17, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

INSPIRED TO make a difference in Caribbean communities, P.H.A.S.E. 1 Academy CEO Wayne Dawkins aims to bring Caribbean basketball to the world with the E1 Caribbean Basketball League (E1CBL) this summer. “The E1CBL aims to be the top league in the...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:16 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

IN A society where most homes are headed by women, Jamaican student-athletes often look to their male coaches to be the father figures in their lives. Former track and field coach at Calabar High School, Michael Clarke, said about 90 per cent of...

Published:Sunday | May 29, 2022 | 1:03 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE Diahann Gordon-Harrison says some children who experience various forms of domestic abuse sometimes use sport to escape the challenging realities at home. The presence of sport as an escape, Gordon-Harrison says, can be helpful...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:14 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

INTERNATIONAL RECORDING dancehall artiste Shenseea says her music ambassadorship with WNBA team, the Connecticut Sun is about supporting strong women. “I am especially honoured to be a part of something that supports other strong women, and this...

Published:Sunday | May 22, 2022 | 12:13 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

UKRAINE-BORN AND former Canadian national karate team member Valentyna Zolotarova, who is now lifting the Jamaican flag as a senior member of the island’s national karate team, says she is on a mission to help improve the sport in Jamaica....

Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

JUNIOR TRACK and field athlete Adaejah Hodge of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) says she is inspired by Jamaican Olympic gold medallist and multiple World champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. “As a young athlete, I would always watch the Olympics...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

BRITISH-BORN NATIONAL bobsledder Ashley Watson said it was always a dream to compete for Jamaica. Watson, who was born to a Jamaican father, said he has always been inspired by the athleticism of the nation and fell in love with the island after he...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:12 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

MEMBERS OF Nishida’s Gymnastics are set to compete at the annual Gasparilla Classics competition, the world’s largest gymnastics meet, in Tampa, Florida, February 25-27. The team of 19 gymnasts and four coaches will compete against teams from...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMSharla Williams - Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL CYCLIST Llori Sharpe says she hopes signing with the European female cycling team Canyon//SRAM Generation will help to improve the sport in Jamaica. The cyclist has expressed gratitude for becoming the first Jamaican to hold a professional...

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