Photo: Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt has tested positive for Covid-19
The sports world was thrown into a tailspin when it was disclosed that Jamaican track and field legend Usain Bolt tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
Bolt revealed that he voluntarily did the test on Saturday, as part of preparations to leave Jamaica for work commitments.
Photo: World record holder Wade Van Niekerk has tested positive for the Covid-19 (Getty images)
While the track and field world, like many other sports, has been devastated by the havoc the COVID-19 pandemic is causing globally, the South African Athletics fans were greeted with news that their own Wade Van Niekerk has tested positive for the virus.
Photo: Elaine Thompson Herah ran a wind aided 10.73s to win the women's 100m at the final in the series of the Velocity Fest Trilogy last Saturday at the Ashenheim Stadium at Jamaica College.
President of the MVP Track and Field Club, Bruce James, is quite pleased with the effort his organization made in staging the track and field event called Velocity Fest Trilogy 2020 during the month of July.
The varsity stadium was buzzing with black green and gold, as the Jamaica's athletes secured four Gold medals on the second day of the 3rd NACAC Senior Athletics Championships happening in Toronto, Canada.
2018 Athletics World Cup champion and Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist, Stephanie Ann Mcpherson took full control of the women's 400, leading from gun to tape, and crossed the line in 51.15s to secure the first gold medal for Jamaica. Her teammate Christine Day, 53.04s was good enough for fifth in that event.
Photo: Canadian javelin thrower Jarrett Chong, despite being the lone competitor in the event was able to focus and deliver a new personal best of 67.26m on his very first attempt.
Despite a very low spectator turnout and a small number of entrants, all of the athletes who performed at the inaugural staging of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) Under-18 Invitational Meet were happy to be associated with the event.
Photo: Asafa Powell (Getty Images)
Former world record holder Asafa Powell, three-time Olympic 100m finalist and a two-time relay gold medallist fresh from his outing in the men’s 60-metre dash at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, will now turn his attention to the ATHLONE Institute of Technology International indoor Grand Prix on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 in Ireland.
Other mega stars on show will be Quatar's high jump sensation Mutaz Essa Barshim and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter.
Banned Substances: Dr. Alfred Dawes (r), President of the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) and Vanessa Reid (2nd right), Director of Communication and Education, JADCO discuss the health consequences of banned substances in sport with Bruce James (l), President of the MVP Track and Field Club and Megan Simmonds, also of MVP. The occasion was the inaugural Senior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Liguanea Club in New Kingston.
Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams, crowned 2014 World Athletes of the Year
Written by Oshae Hudson November,22, 2014
France's pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie and New Zealand's shot putter Valerie Adams were named the respective male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2014 at IAAF World Athletics Gala held at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille, Monaco.