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JAAA President Impressed with Olympic Athletes' Performance

 

World Athletics Under 20 Track and Field Team

Elaine on the Double

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah made history on Tuesday, August 03 at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan with an eye popping 200 metres victory. The 29 year-old sprinter broke a 30 year-old national record set by Merlene Ottey and became the first woman to win the 100 and 200 metres double, twice at the Olympics. Her performance extended the nation's fine tradition in the 200 metres.

Megan Taps the Medal Box

Jamaica's distinguished record in the 100 metre hurdles reached an important level at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Jamaica with a bronze medal for national champion Megan Tapper. The diminutive 27 year-old became the first Jamaican to win an Olympic medal in the event with a solid run on August 2. 

Jamaica Bags 9 Medals @ Tokyo Olympics

Day 9 - Evening

Nine medals for Jamaica!

Jamaica finished the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with nine medals, all from athletics. Four gold, one silver and four bronze.

FIRST DAY FUN FACTS - THE WOMEN'S 100

The Olympic track and field programme begins today and on the schedule is the first round of an event in which most pundits expect a Jamaican bonanza. Shelly- Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 winner, 2016 champion Elaine Thompson-Herah and sprint newcomer Shericka Jackson are the fastest three women of the season with times of 10.63, 10.71 and 10.77 seconds respectively and understandably there is talk of a medal sweep. This prospect presents several intriguing possibilities.

Memorable Moments in Jamaica's Men in the Olympic 100 Metres

When Herb McKenley won the silver medal in the 100 metres in the 1952 Olympics, he wrote the first chapter in Jamaica's memorable history in sprinting. When Tyquendo Tracey, Yohan Blake and Oblique Seville go to the blocks for the 100 metres on July 28, they will seek to add to those memories. If Tracey, Blake or Seville wins a medal, it will be the fourth consecutive Games in which Jamaica's flag will fly at the presentation ceremony. 

NACAC U18 & U23 TEAM READY TO GO

The squad that will represent Jamaica at the North American Central American and Caribbean Under 18 and Under 23 Championships in Costa Rica this weekend is ready to go. That's the indication from team manager Keith Wellington who also expects the Tokyo bound pair of Christopher Taylor and Charokee Young to use the meet to fine tune their preparations for the Olympic Games.