Stepping Up at All-Comers Meets
If you only go to big meets like the Gibson McCook Relays, Boys & Girls Champs, the Jamaica Invitational and then Racers Grand Prix, you'll see exciting international and local performances. However, in the last few years, regular staging of local All-Comers Meets has given hard core fans extra clues about emerging stars. Among those who gave used All-Comers Meets as stepping stones are Kemar Bailey-Cole, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Christania Williams, and Demish Gaye.
World Record! Marilyn Neufville
When Marilyn Neufville settled into her blocks for the 400 metre final on July 23 at the 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, the 17 year-old Portland native had the world on her shoulders. She shrugged off the pressure and raced into history. Neufville won by a city block and stopped the clock at 51.02 seconds, a world record by seven tenths of a second.
Great Expectations for Pinnock at Tennessee
Outstanding jumper/hurdler Wayne Pinnock is 'one of the best talents in the world'. That's the word from the University of Tennessee. Pinnock will be attending that institution on scholarship with several Jamaicans as company, when the next academic year begins.
Return To Training And Competition Guidance (Post) Covid-19 In Jamaica
The world has been gripped by a highly infectious pandemic caused by the SARS corona virus 2. COVID-19 infection has caused severe disruption to all aspects of life inclusive of the sporting landscape.
First Big Win for Little VC
The glittering track and field career of Veronica Campbell-Brown, CD, has been filled with consistent success. With two individual wins a piece at the Olympics and the World Championships and two World Indoor 60 metre titles, Veronica is one of Jamaica's best ever sprinters. She shifted into gear 21 years ago at the 1st World Youth Championship, in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Fans argue endlessly about which race made it clear Usain Bolt would be a star. In most cases, the race selected is either Bolt's stunning 100 metre 9.76 second victory at the 2008 Jamaica Invitational, his world record defeat of Tyson Gay later that same season in New York, clocked in 9.72, or his eased-off 9.69 second dash in the Beijing Olympics. All three are good choices.
McLeod Now With ‘#Foreverfaster’
Reigning 110m hurdles Olympic champion Omar McLeod is now a brand ambassador of shoe company Puma.
McLeod, who failed in his attempt to retain his World title in the 110m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year, was sponsored by American shoe company Nike since he became a professional athlete at the end of the 2015 season.
Next In The Sprint Hurdles Line - Brittany Anderson?
Ever since 1990, when Michelle Freeman became the first Jamaican to pierce the 13 second barrier, the island has produced a steady stream of top notch 100 metre hurdlers. Freeman, Dionne Rose, Gillian Russell, Delloreen Ennis, Vonette Dixon, Lacena Golding-Clarke and Astia Walker all won important honours with Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Danielle Williams taking gold at the World Championships.