Jamaica's athletes win 17 medals at Pan Ams


Jamaica's track and field athletes continued their preparation for the IAAF World Championships as they picked up a total of 17 medals at the 2019 Pan Amedrican Games which concluded on Sunday in Lima, Peru. The haul  consists of six gold, five silver, and six bronze.

Shericka Jackson is Golden at Pan Ams

Jamaican athletes had a good 3rd day at the Pan American Games in Peru.

Pride of place went to Shericka Jackson who took gold in the women’s 400m final in 50.73. She was clear of Mexico’s Paola Moran (51.02) and Courtney Okolo (51.22) of the USA.

Thompson, Goule win Gold

Double Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson won the 100m at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Thompson won with 11.18 seconds, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.27) and Vitória Cristina Rosa (11.30), who were second and third-respectively. Her teammate Natasha Morrison was sixth in 11.40 seconds.

Dacres win gold at Pan American Games

Fedrick Dacres threw 67.68m to win gold at the Pan Amercan Games on Tuesday. Another Jamaican, Traves Smikle, took silver with 65.02m ahead of the USA’s Reginald Jagers III, with 64.48m.

Jamaicans shine brightly at London DL

Danielle Williams showed that the controversial events at the National championships have not affected her negatively by posting a new National record 12.32 in the sprint hurdles at the London Diamond league. She ran 12.41 in the heats earlier. This win sees her leading the event on points in the Diamond League, needing an outright win (on points) if she is to be considered for an IAAF wild card to the World Championships.  

No Jamaican winner @ Monaco DL

There was no Jamaican winner at the Monaco Diamond League but the Jamaican participants exhibited relatively good form, bearing in mind that the IAAF World Championships are ten weeks away.

Janeek Bown to debut at Monaco DL

Janeek Brown to debut as pro at Monaco Diamond League

Janeek Brown, the fastest 100m hurdler in the world, will open a new chapter in her track and field career next Friday. Brown will run her first race as a professional at the Monaco leg of the IAAF Diamond League on July 11. Brown, who has lowered the Jamaican record to 12.40 seconds, will face a crack field, including the last two Olympic champions, and world record holder Kendra Harrison.

American sprinters happy Bolt has retired

Americans happy Bolt's retired.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- In the post-Bolt world of sprinting, top American runners are enjoying new rivalries and more open races.

Ahead of their races at the Diamond League meeting known as Athletissima, Justin Gatlin and Noah Lyles spoke Thursday of enjoying duels that were harder to predict.