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athletics

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0

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.

 |  Written by Dwayne Richards  |  0
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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.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0
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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.

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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.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0

Renaud Lavillenie and Valerie Adams, crowned 2014 World Athletes of the Year
Written by Oshae Hudson November,22, 2014

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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.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0

Like the prodigal son, Turks and Caikos and Great Britain athlete, Delano Williams has returned to the guidance of his high school coach, Neil Harrison. The athlete, who represented the St. Elizabeth, based all boys’ institution Munro College, under the stewardship of Harrison, before parting ways in 2012 after completing his high school career.

He went on to the University of the West Indies, where he is currently completing his tertiary studies and started training at the Glen Mills lead Racers Track club.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0

Photo: Americas women's sprint relay team (Getty Images)

Jamaican athletes who represented themselves under the banner of team Americas, contributed a total of 47 points in their team's second place finish at 2nd edition of the newly branded, IAAF Intercontinental Cup in Marrakech ( Le Grande stade), Morocco from September 13-14 2014.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0

Photo: Anastasia Le-Roy struck gold in the Women's 400m

Jamaica started its quest for greater glory at future multi-sports championships to come in years 2015 and 2016 by bagging 13 medals in the athletics section to finish in 5th position at the 1st APA, Pan American Olympic Festival in Mexico, 2014.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0

Photo : Marin Manley and Jaheel Hyde

The most difficult task for is often striking the balance between sports and school. Surely that has been the cry amongst many of our student athletes in our High schools. Many believe and are of the view that it is for that reason why the Inter Secondary schools Sports Association (ISSA) has placed the qualifying standards at a meager 40% in four subject area, for participation in any of its school operated competitions.

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