Lerone Clarke Wins 2010 Commonwealth 100 metres
On October 7, 2010, at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Lerone Clarke underlined Jamaica’s dominance of men’s sprinting with a decisive victory in the 100 metres. Clarke's win, and gold for Trecia Smith in the triple jump, were the highlights of a solid Jamaican campaign in India.
Doha Déjà vu - Finishing with a Flourish
Jamaica finished its campaign at the 2019 World Championships with a flourish, collecting medals on October 4, 5 and 6. Among them was the team's third gold medal of the meet and a second one for super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
Doha Déjà vu - Thomas-Dodd & Jackson
After scoring medals on September 28, 29 and 30, Jamaica's team to the 2019 World Championships had to wait until October 3 to add to its tally. The wait was worth it as Danniel Thomas-Dodd produced a landmark performance in the shot put and Shericka Jackson returned to the podium in the 400 metres.
Doha Déjà vu - Great Start
Jamaica got off to a great start at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Thanks to newcomer Tajay Gayle, super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and barrier breaker Fedrick Dacres, Jamaica gathered three medals early in the Championships. Moreover, all three made history.
Gregory & Lorraine - 2 Medals in 15 Minutes in Sydney
In 15 minutes on September 25 at the 2000 Olympics, Gregory Haughton and Lorraine Graham re-established Jamaica as a 400 metres super power. Graham became the first woman from the island to win an Olympic medal in the one lap event and Haughton raced to the first medal by a Jamaican since 1952. The double impact made an impression still felt today.
Next Generation - Tissanna Hickling
When Tissanna Hickling long jumped 6.82 metres last year, the GC Foster College student-athlete matched the longest mark by a Jamaican since 2006. When she backed that up with a defence of her national title and bronze at the Pan-American Games, it was clear that a new world class prospect was on the horizon. Now, she is looking ahead cautiously.
Changing Events! Ask Danny?
For those contemplating a change of events, there's no better Jamaican case study than the story of Danny McFarlane. The 2000 Olympic 400 metres finalist made a successful switch from the 400 metres to the 400 metre hurdles. The change made him one of the world's best in his new event and earned him an Olympic silver medal.