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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Elaine Thompson sped to a world leading 10.78s in the women's 100m at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday.
Two of Jamaica’s stars at the Rio Olympics, Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod, continued their impressive start to the 2017 season at the Shanghai Diamond League meet on Saturday, scoring contrasting but impressive wins in the Women’s 100m and Men’s 110m hurdles respectively.
Photo: Jamaican Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year 2016 - Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson pose for photos after being crowned at the 56th staging of the RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards Ceremony, held at the Pegasus Hotel on Friday night.
The 2016 sports year brought Jamaicans many wonderful memories and on Friday night the sports men and women who gave us much to smile about were rewarded at the 56th staging RJR National Sportsman and Sportswoman Awards Ceremony, held at the Pegasus Hotel.
File Photo: Omar McLeod created history on Tuesday night when he became the first Jamaican to win the men's 110m hurdles gold medal at the Olympics.
Omar McLeod created history on Tuesday night when he became the first Jamaican male to win a gold medal in the 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games, blazing to glory in 13.05 seconds. The most consistent male hurdler in the last two seasons, McLeod came into the event the heavy favourite and safely navigated his way to the final with efficient but careful performances in the heats and semifinals.