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Diamond League

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Akeem Bloomfield,Auburn University,Kingston College,PUMA,Jamaica,Diamond League,

Photo: Akeem Bloomfield - "Puma is a wonderful company and I am really looking forward to a long lasting relationship with them.”

 

 

 

 

Akeem Bloomfield became the latest top rated Jamaican track athlete to sign a professional contract with leading sports brand Puma. The Auburn student athlete decided to forgo the rest of his athletic scholarship to turn professional after what was a sparkling season at the collegiate level for him.

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Prefontaine Classic,Diamond League,Elaine Thompson,

Photo: Elaine Thompson streaks away from the field at the Jmaica International Invitational Meet on Saturday in the women's 200m. Thomspon clocked  22.09s for first place in the race.

 

 

 

Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion and fast rising sprint queen Elaine Thompson, put on a great show for her fans inside the National Stadium last Saturday, going away from the field to win the Women’s 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet.

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Wayde Van Niekerk,Kirani James,LaShawn Merritt,Diamond League,

Photo: Wayde Van Niekerk (Gallo Images)

The 400m for men will be one of the most intriguing sub-plots to the Zurich Diamond League meeting today.

Can Kirani James turn the tables on Wayde Van Niekerk at this event in less than two weeks after the15th IAAF World Championship?

The Grenadian superstar James has already said that he is not a fan of avoiding the big match-ups between top athletes and has come face to face on numerous occasion with arch rival Lashawn Merritt of the USA, will now have to continue that duel with the South African sensation.

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Diamond League,World Championships,Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,Stockholm,

Photo: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the Stockholm 100m Diamond League race. (Deca Text&Bild)

On a cold and wet night in Stockholm, Sweden, on a freshly laid track, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, sped to yet another victory in the Women’s 100m, her final race before the World Championships in Beijing, China.

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Orlando Ortega,World Championships,Diamond League,

Photo: Orlando Ortego has switched his allegiance from Cuba to Spain and will miss the World Championships in Beijing, China. Ortega is the World leader in the 110m hurdles with a time of 12.94s. (Getty Images)

As the number of athletes switching their allegiance from Jamaica to some other country continues to grow and people come to grips with this new reality, it must be mentioned that there are other countries suffering a similar fate.

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Usain Bolt,Diamond League,Mike Rodgers,

Photo: Usain Bolt celebrates his win at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London England.

Usain Bolt is back! Not back to his supreme best, but any doubt about whether or not he will be running in Beijing to defend his World titles has been wiped away by his performances at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games in London England.

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Asafa Powell,Justin Gatlin,Diamond League,World Championships,Tyson Gay

Asafa Powell has climbed back into the spotlight as Jamaica’s leading male sprinter, partly because of injury to Usain Bolt, but mainly because of the transformation that he has been through since switching training camps.
Guided by his brother Donovan, Asafa says he is in the best shape of his life and after shrugging off a persistent groin injury that has plagued him for years, the “Sub-10 King” is ready for what promises to be a very special year.

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