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Garth Gayle elected President of the JAAA

Garth Gayle is the new president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), after defeating Jamaican sprinting great Donald Quarrie 236 to 28 at the body's Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the National Arena on Saturday, November 28, 2020.  Gayle, who served as Honorary Secretary for the past 20 years, replaces Dr Warren Blake, who did not seek re-election.

Jazmine Fray Targets 2021

Led by national record holder Natoya Goule, 7 Jamaican women have dipped under 2 minutes for the 800 metres. Jazmine Fray, the 2019 NCAA champion, wants to be next. Born into a New York based Jamaican family, Fray is not planning to rest on her laurels. 

Bronze Medal Jumper Proud To Be Jamaican

With sprinter Briana Williams leading the way, a time may be coming when Jamaican track and field teams have more athletes from the Diaspora. Retired long jumper Chelsea Hammond walked that road all the way to an Olympic bronze medal. Overjoyed to have represented her country, Hammond says competing in black-green-and-gold brought her an immense sense of pride. 

Next Generation: Shadae Lawrence

Astute fans would have seen the name Shadae Lawrence on Jamaica team lists in the last few years as the country's leading discus thrower. She earned her place on the plane to the last Olympics and the World Championships in both 2017 and 2019. Lawrence wants more and, with the 2021 Olympics looming, she is aiming to make an impact. 

Next Generation: Andre Ewers

Jamaica has produced many great sprinters. Among those who could be next in line is Andre Ewers, who represented Jamaica for the first time last year. A promising start to his international career and his speed this year has this newcomer looking ahead. 

4 Gold Medals for Jamaica's Women in Tokyo

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, Jamaica's women contributed massively to a brilliant team performance. Thanks to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Melaine Walker, Jamaica won three women's Olympic gold medals for the first time. That achievement showed how far our women had come. 

Gold at Last - 1st World Junior 4 x400 M Boys

In 7 trips to the World Junior Championships, Jamaica had compiled a pleasing record in the boy's 4x400 metres relay but there was one thing missing - a gold medal. That changed for the better at the 8th renewal of the Under 20 global championships in 2000, thanks to Sekou Clarke, Aldwyn Sappleton, Pete Coley and Brandon Simpson. Their remarkable triumph added to Jamaica's famous history in the long relay.

VC Does the Double - 2000 World Juniors

After holding her own at the Sydney Olympics, 18 year-old Veronica Campbell went to the 2000 World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile as one to watch and she did not disappoint. Campbell delivered the first sprint double by a girl at the World Juniors, with meet records in both the 100 and 200 metres.