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.
Miller Leads Jamaican Sprint Fest In Mexico
We take for granted now that Jamaica will be a factor in the sprints whenever major championships are staged. Things were quite different after Herb McKenley narrowly lost the 100 metres gold medal in the 1952 Olympics as Jamaica had no finalists in the 100 or 200 metres in the 1956, 1960 or 1964 Olympics.
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.