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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
Defending Olympic champions, new contenders and several past world championship and Olympic team members, past, present and future, all met in big clashes inside the National Stadium on Friday at the ongoing Jamaica National Track & Field Championship.
There were plenty of surprise triumphs on Friday for the younger generation, but Elaine Thompson and Yohan Blake managed to secure another national title in their events.
Photo: Olympic Double-Sprint Champion Elaine Thompson will headline the Jamaican Women's team to the third IAAF World Relays set for Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, 2017.
A mix of youth and experience aptly describes the 41 member Jamaican contingent to the third IAAF World Relays set for Nassau, Bahamas, on April 22-23, 2017.
The women's squad is led by reigning Olympic sprint-double champion, Elaine Thompson, whilst Asafa Powell is listed among the top male competitors.
Photo: Young Kaiel Casserly receives a Babolat tennis racket from World 100m Champion Yohan Blake during a handing over ceremony at Tennis Jamaica headquarters on Wednesday. The Jamaican track and field star made a donation of rackets for junior tennis players through his YB Afraid Foundation. In the background from left to right: Nigel Casserly (Director at Tennis Jamaica), Leroy Brown and Aswad Morgan (1st VP at Tennis Jamaica).