Rio Olympics 2016
Photo: The indomitable Usain Bolt wrote his name into the history books on Thursday night when he became the first man to win three gold medals back to back in the 200m at the Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
Usain Bolt headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in what he has said is his fourth and final Olympic Games with one thing on his agenda, win three gold medals and immortalize himself in the annals of track and field history.
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: Usain Bolt smiles after crossing the finish line first to secure his third consecutive 100m Olympic gold medal. (Getty Images)
Usain Bolt treated the entire Maracanã Stadium and the world, who paused to witness the star in pursuit of Olympic history, to a magical moment of track and field glory. Millions of fan and supporters around the world were glued to their television screens or whatever device they saw fit, to witness every moment of the 100m final.
File Photo: Yohan Blake ran 10.11s in heat 6 of the men's 100m in Rio to advance to the semi-finals.
Jamaica's athletes continued their quest for medals as action got going on day two of athletics at the xxxi Olympiad happening in the Brazilian capital Rio De Janeiro. seven of the eight athletes in action made progress to the next round of their respective events.
File Photo: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the fastest time of 10.96s in the women's 100m on Friday night to qualify for the semi-finals.
Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led the Jamaican charge on day one of track and field action at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday, as all three entrants in the women’s 100m eased into Saturday’s semifinals.
File Photo: Fedrick Dacres struggled with the wet and slippery conditions in the Men's Discus in Rio on Friday and failed to advance to the final round.
Amidst high hopes and huge expectations, Fedrick Dacres and Danniel Thomas led the charge for Jamaica on the first morning of track and field at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday, but both athletes failed to progress beyond the first round in their respective events in cold and murky conditions.
Photo: Javon Francis will make his Olympic debut in a very stacked heat on Friday.
Since running that amazing 45.00 flat in the Boys 400m final at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships in 2014 to win gold for Calabar High school, Javon Francis has quickly risen to the position as Jamaica’s premier quarter miler.