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Photo: (from left to right) - Tovea Jenkins, Ronda Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Stephenie-Ann McPherson will all feature at Velocity Fest 9 at the National Stadium today. 

 

 

 

 

Velocity Fest 9 will mark yet another restart of local track and field today at the National Stadium in Kingston. The meet which is put on by the MVP Track Club will feature a number of the nation’s top athletes, who were only this week named to represent Jamaica at the World Athletics Relays is Chorzow, Poland on May 1 & 2 and is set to last for two hours.

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Photo: Aaliyah Whyte of Wolmer's Girls won the Class 1 Girls Shot put with a best of 12.18m at the Corporate Area Development Meet, the only Regional Championship completed so far ahead of Champs 2021. 

 

 

 

 

After and delayed start and an unexpected stop to the track and field season this year, action is set to resume this Saturday with the hosting of Velocity Fest 9 at the National Stadium, starting at 9:00am.

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Photo: Ian Forbes, JAAA Competitions Commission Chairman- “On a day when Ethiopia's Gudaf Tsegay broke the Women's world Indoor record in the 1500m in Lievin France, it is with deep regret that I advise you of the postponement of this weekend's staging of the JAAA Qualifying Trials.”

 

 

 

Hopes up of a return to competitive sports action on the island were dashed on Wednesday with the news of the postponement of a number of track and field meets that were scheduled to be hosted by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) this weekend.

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Photo: Athletes performing at the Tyser/Mills Classics last month at Calabar High school. 

 

 

 

 

The JC/Purewater/R. Danny Williams Track & Field Development Meet initially scheduled for this Saturday January 9th, has been postponed.

The event which usually serves as the opening development for the track and field season for many schools, had to be postponed after the organizers failed to secure the necessary governmental approval from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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