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.
Photo: Annsert Whyte will hunt the first medal for Jamaica on Day 7 of track and field at the Rio Olympic Games when he contests the men's 400m hurdles finals at 10:00am local time.
Jamaica will continue its hunt for Gold medals in Rio, Brazil on the 7th day of track and field as they chase medals in the 400m hurdles finals for both, men and women as well as the 200m for men, which will close the day on Thursday.
Photo: Megan Simmonds celebrates winning the Women's 100m hurdles to claim her first National title on Sunday's final day of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships.
As the curtains came down on the 2016 staging of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships, there was mix feelings of joy and disappointments coming from different circles on Sunday's final day.
There were nine scheduled finals for the championship final day. Action got going at 5:00 with action from the women’s Javelin and High Jump Finals.
Photo: National Shotput record holder and 2015 World Championship bronze medalist, O'Dayne Richards
National Shotput record holder and 2015 World Championship bronze medalist, O'Dayne Richards is yet to step inside a throwing sector for competition in 2016. His delayed seasonal debut is due to a minor injury which his support team is managing quite well, he says.
WORLD Championships shot put bronze medalist and ranked Shot Putter O'Dayne Richards continues to enjoy a rich vein of form post the Beijing World Championship. He managed to hang with the big boys at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Berlin, Germany on Sunday.
He secured third place with a mark of 21.05m, behind Tom Walsh of New Zealand, 21.47 meters and the German David Storl, 21.19m.
He had success again on Monday at the IAAF World challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia as he hurled the shot to 21.29 metres to finish second behind the New Zealander Tom Walsh.
Photo: O'Dayne Richards performing at the World Championships in Beijing, China last month. (Gettty Images)
O'Dayne Richards struck another high note in his career, when he rose to the occasion to secure Jamaica's first medal at the recently concluded 15th IAAF World Championship in Beijing China.
This has given a boost to an already good resume, which includes the Commonwealth Games Gold in 2014, Pan American Gold in 2015, CAC Gold and two time World University Games gold.
Photo: O'Dayne Richards made history when he became the first Jamaican to win a shot put medal at the World Championships in Beijing,China on Sunday.
Jamaica enjoyed a successful day two at the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China as Usain Bolt defended his 100m world title and O’Dayne Richards claimed an historic bronze medal in the Men’s Shot Put.
Medals apart, the Jamaicans distinguished themselves with some good performances on the track on a day when no less than 18 of their athletes were in action.
Photo: O’Dayne Richards launches the Shot Putt to a personal best and national record of 21.69m at the Pan Am Games in Ontario, Canada. (AP)
O’Dayne Richards was the first Jamaican to strike gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in Ontario, Canada when he won the Men’s Shot Putt in a new personal best and national record, throwing a distance of 21.69m. Richards got the distance on his second throw in an impressive sequence as he continues to improve his international status.