Hansle Parchment

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Photo: Omar McLeod strikes gld for Jamaica in London in the Men's 110m hurdles final.





Omar McLeod lifted the gloom in the Jamaican camp on Monday when he won gold in the men’s 110m hurdle final at the IAAF World Championships in London. Following two days of despair where both Usain bolt and Elaine Thompson had failed to land expected gold medals, it was left up to the Olympic Champion to deliver the goods.

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Photo: Omar McLeod winning the 110m hurdles final at the National Championships in Kingston in June. Also in photo (left) Ronald Levy and Andrew Riley.




After enduring a forgettable day two and day three at the IAAF World Championships in London, Jamaican track and field fans will be hoping for a better day four and that the country will finally land what has been an elusive gold medal.

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Photo: A shocked Elaine Thompson reacts after crossing the line in fifth position in the Women's 100m final at the World Championships in London on Sunday. Tori Bowie won in 10.85s.




The doom and gloom continued on day three of the IAAF World Championships on Jamaica’s Independence Day as odds on favourite for the women’s 100m gold, Elaine Thompson finished fifth in 10.98s in the final, less than two hours after easing to 10.84s in her semifinal.

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Photo: Omar McLeod participating at the Jamaica National Athletics Championships in June.





The Men’s 400m hurdlers set the tone for a good morning for Jamaica on Day three of the IAAF World Athletics Championships as all three athletes navigated the full lap obstacle race to advance to the semifinal round tomorrow.

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Photo: Debutant Yonah Knight Wisdom will represent Jamaica in diving at the Rio Olympic Games.





The long anticipated Rio Olympics Games gets underway today, fittingly with women’s football. Brazil, the nation famous for what is often called the beautiful game, will hold the attention of billions of people around the globe for the next 20 days as the planet’s best athletes battle in 28 sports, all for the chance to be called Olympic champions.

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Photo: 2012 Olympic bronze medallist in the 110m hurdles, Hansle Parchment, will miss the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio,Brazil, due to injury.




Four years ago, a virtual unknown Jamaican sprint hurdler, Hansle Parchment burst unto the track and field scene, stealing the bronze medal in the 110m hurdles finals in Beijing, China. Four years on and with medal expectations now high, the athlete will be unable to participate in the Rio Olympic Games due to fitness issues.

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Photo: Reigning World Champion, Danielle Williams, will be seeking to defend her national title in the women's 100m hurdles at the National Championships this weekend.





Jamaica’s young hurdlers will begin their hunt for Olympic glory at the National Championships this weekend. Having risen to the cream of the crop over the last few years, the likes of World Champion Danielle Williams and world leader Omar McLeod have quickly become the face of sprint hurdling for the ‘sprint capital of the world’.

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Photo: Omar McLeod wins the Men's 110m hurdles at the Doha Diamond League Meet at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar on Friday. (Getty Images)

World Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion, Omar McLeod, lived up to his favourite billing as a host of stars who gave stellar performances on Friday at the Doha Diamond League Meet at the Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium in Qatar.

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When he left Jamaica to take up a full scholarship at the University of Arkansas just two years ago Omar McLeod was looking up to sprint hurdlers Hansle Parchment and Andrew Riley as heroes and mentors. After an impressive freshman season where he broke a number of school records, McLeod returned in his sophomore season in even better shape, crowning himself in glory on the US Collegiate circuit where he won the NCAA Men’s 110m title.