Elaine Completes the Set
Thanks to Elaine Thompson-Herah, Jamaicans now own all of the 100 and 200 metres records at the renowned Zurich Weltklasse meet. Thompson-Herah completed the set with a swift 100 metres dash on September 8 at the Diamond League final.
World Junior Stars Making the Transition
All but one of Jamaica's World Under 20 Athletics champions has represented the country at the World Championships or the Olympic Games or both. That was the status leading into the recent World Under 20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya and in addition, the lion's share of the 64 medals won by the nation in individual events has been won by performers who later contested senior global championships.
30th Anniversary of a Relay First
Jamaica has a proud record in the 4x100 metres relay, with gold medals galore won by both our men and women. Dahlia Duhaney, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, Beverly McDonald and Merlene Ottey began that sequence on September 1, 30 years ago at the 1991 World Championships with a memorable run in Tokyo, Japan.
Junior Stars Revise Jamaica All Time Performance List in Nairobi
With a world junior record in the girls' 4x100 metres as the highlight, Jamaica's team to the World Under 20 Championships made substantial revisions to the nation's all-time junior performance list. The changes came not only in the sprint relay but also in the 100 metres, the 110 metre hurdles, the long jump and the discus.
Jamaica Strong at World_Juniors
Head coach David Riley has high praise for the athletes who performed for Jamaica at the just concluded World U20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. Riley called the 11 medal haul a product of the nation's mature track and field programme and lauded the coaches involved.
2020 World U20 Championships: Final Report
Jamaica win 11 medals in Nairobi!
Jamaica ended the World U20 Championships in style, taking home 11 medals; three gold, six silver and two bronze. All four relay teams secured medals on the final day.
Good Signs for World Under 20 Team
Whenever the World Under 20 Championships falls in the same year as the Olympics and the Under 20 spectacular takes place after the greatest show on earth, Jamaica's young athletes do well. The phenomenon will occur for the third time this week in Nairobi, Kenya and Jamaica's 2021 squad will seek to repeat the achievements of the 1992 and 2000 contingents.
White to Uphold 400 Tradition at World Juniors
Two Champions, four silvers and six bronze medals. That record makes the girls' 400 metre hurdles the event in which Jamaica has been most successful at the World Under 20 Championships. The 18th edition of the meet begins on August 17 in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi and Garriel White, national junior 400 metre hurdles champion, will lead the Jamaican effort to extend that distinguished record.