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World Championships

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Elaine Thompson,Tori Bowie,Dafne Schippers,Marie-Josee Ta Lou,Omar McLeod,Hansle Parchment,World Championships,London 2017,

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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Fedrick Dacres,World Championships,World University Games, London 2017,

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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Marco Doodnaughsingh,Romario Williams,World Championships,Demish Gaye,Intercol/NCB Track and Field and Cheerleading Championships,Yardie Sports,

Photo: Demish Gaye cruises home in a new record of 45.24 seconds in the Men's 400m final at the Intercol/NCB Track and Field and Cheerleading Championships inside the National Stadium on Saturday. Gaye lowered his own record of 45.57s set last year.




GC Foster College quarter miler Demish Gaye became the fastest Jamaican over 400m this season when he cruised to victory in final of the one-lap event in 45.24s on day two of the Intercol/NCB Track and Field and Cheerleading Championships inside the National Stadium on Saturday.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0
Sanya Richards-Ross, World Championships, Olympics,

Photo: Reigning Olympic Women's 400m Champion and former World Champion Sanya Richards-Ross

Reigning Olympic Women's 400m Champion and former World Champion, Sanya Richards-Ross will be making the 2016 track and field season her last. The 31 year old Jamaica born, American 400m specialist announced her intention to retire on Instagram on Monday.

Richards-Ross revealed that the Rio Olympic Games will her last in the colours bearing the Star-Spangled Banner, of United States of America.

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O'Dayne Richards,World Championships,Jamaica International Invitational Meet,


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.

 |  Written by Oshae Hudson  |  0
 World Championships,Shericka Jackson,MVP Track Club,Gibson-McCook Relays,

Photo: World Championship 400m bronze medallist, Shericka Jackson

World Championship 400m bronze medallist, Shericka Jackson, ran a very good anchor leg to pilot her UTech team to victory in the Women’s 4x400 relay for clubs and institutions at the recent Gibson-McCook Relays in 3:31.79 seconds. They defeated Cameron Blazers 3:33.83 seconds and GC Foster College 3:40.02 seconds but failed to dip below their own record of 3:29.87 seconds.

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Jason Morgan,PUMA,World Championships,Olympics,


Photo: Jason Morgan in training.



The tears flowed freely down the face of Jason Morgan when being interviewed at the end of the IAAF World Champions in Beijing, China in 2015. Frustrated by another below par performance by himself, due to injuries and a lack of financial support, Morgan, in an open and honest interview revealed to the world just how challenging it was for him as a professional athlete, but vowed to soldier on despite the setbacks he had faced.

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Jason Morgan,PUMA,World Championships,Olympics,

“I am thankful and humble for all that’s going on in my life at this moment. I have some kind and amazing people to thank for assisting my journey so far.”

Those are the words of the national record holder for discus in Jamaica, Jason ‘Dadz’ Morgan.

Despite having a less than stellar 2015, Morgan insists that the year was a “blessing” for him and he is looking forward to an even better 2016.

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Sebastien Coe,Nike,Oregon,World Championships,

The numerous cases of suspicion and speculation surrounding a number of current and past Track and Field heavyweights keep rolling out.

The latest one being that of conflict of interest claims over the awarding of the 2021 World Championships to the state of Eugene, Oregon. At the heart of it sits the Current IAAF Boss who is trying to clean up the sport he heads.

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Jana Pittman,World Championships,400m hurdles,Rio Olympics

Photo: Former 400m hurdles World Champion Jana Pittman (Zimbio)

The disappointment of not having Olympic silverware has in the past caused numerous athletes to delay their retirement and also motivate retired athletes to return to track and field. One such athlete is two-time 400m hurdles world champion, Jana Pittman.

The Australian athlete had called time on her track career in 2012, and taken on the sport of Bobsleigh.She even went on to represent her country at last year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.