London 2017

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File Photo: Ristananna Tracey 

 

 

 

 

 

Ristananna Tracey became only the third Jamaican woman to win a medal in the 400m hurdles at the World Championships when she produced a magnificent late surge to displace the defending champion Zuzana Hejnova from the last medal position and claim the second bronze medal for the country at the games in London on Thursday.

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Photo: Shericka Jackson (left) wins the Women's 400m finals at the Jamaica Senior Athletics Championships in June. Also in photo: Chrisann Gordon and Novlene Williams-Mills.

 

 

 

 

It was another day without medals for Jamaica at the IAAF World Championships on a wet and frigid day in London, England, but despite the lack of podium finishes for the country there were some outstanding performances from which the country will draw many positives.

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Photo: Nathon Allen and Demish Gaye competing at the national championships in June.

 

 

 

 

After running personal bests to qualify for the finals of the men’s 400m at the IAAF World Championships, both Nathon Allen and Demish Gaye finished just outside the medals on Tuesday, placing fifth and sixth respectively in a race won by Olympic champion Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa in 43.97s. Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas was second in 44.41 and Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar ran on late to snatch the bronze in a season’s best 44.48s.

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Photo: Ricardo Cunnimgham finishing third behind Jaheel Hyde and Kemar Mowatt in the  400m hurdles finals at the Jamaica Senior Championships in June.

 

 

 

With numerous travel hicupps and delays along with limited preparation time, Ricardo Cunningham was well aware that it was going to take a whole lot of mental strength and fortitude to survive his first London test at the IAAF World Championships on Sunday morning.

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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: Usain Bolt is going after yet another World Championship 100m gold medal today (photo courtesy of the Mirror)

 

 

 

 

There was major disappointment in the morning session of day two of the IAAF World Championships in London for Jamaica as pre-championship medal favourite, O’Dayne Richards, failed to advance to the final round of the Men’s Shot Put.

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File Photo: Great Britain's Mo Farah winning the 5000m at the Racers Grand Prix in Jamaica earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

Six Jamaicans out of a total of eight advanced in their respective disciplines on Friday’s opening night of the 16th IAAF World Championships in London; on the same night that Great Britain’s greatest middle distance runner of all time, Mo Farah, claimed his third World Championship 10,000 gold medal in a row, in his last World Championships.

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Photo: Jamaica discus record holder Fedrick Dacres

 

 

 

 

 

Describing his selection to Jamaica’s World University Games team as an honour, national record holder in the discus Fedrick Dacres will lead a very strong contingent to the games in Chinese Taipei between August 19th and 30th. This will be right on the heels of his participation at the World Championships in London, England which takes place between August 4th and 13th.

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File Photo: Usain Bolt strikes his famous Lightening Bolt pose after competing in his last competitive race in Jamaica at the Racers Grand Prix.

 

 

 

 

It is only fitting that at the Championships where he will call time on his historic and legendary career, Jamaican sprinting icon Usain Bolt will highlight day one of the IAAF World Athletics Championships which begins on Friday in London, England.

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