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Stories by Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Published:Friday | January 28, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With approval from the health authorities, the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Development meet will celebrate its 20th staging tomorrow at the Stadium East field. According to meet director Olive McNaughton, the event has endured because its scheduling...

Published:Thursday | January 27, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WITH A second Olympic gold medal secured last year in Tokyo, Bahamian 400-metre great Shaunae Miller-Uibo is taking aim at the 48-second barrier. That’s the word from her coach, American Lance Brauman, who guided Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown...

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Weeks after the last swim of her storied career, 50- and 100-metre breaststroke world record holder Alia Atkinson is still adjusting to retirement. Atkinson is sure she left the pool at the right time, but she can feel a part of her expecting to be...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

LAST WEEK, Trinidad and Tobago relay stalwart Deon Lendore lost his life in a car accident at age 29. The tragedy and his consistent contribution to the twin-island republic’s success in the 4x400 have led 1997 World 200-metre champion Ato Boldon...

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A PERSONAL best equalling time on the weekend by Olympic relay gold medallist Briana Williams equates to mission accomplished. Despite a flawed race, Williams sped 7.18 seconds to place third at the Purple Tiger meet in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her...

Published:Tuesday | January 18, 2022 | 9:01 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

One of the smartest performances at the recent Jamaica College (JC) Invitational came from outgoing St Jago High senior Jahvel Granville in the Class One 110 metres hurdles. Granville travelled the distance in 14.07 seconds. It was the start to a...

Published:Monday | January 17, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Basketball screeched to a halt in March 2020 when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a stringent lockdown. It’s no wonder the sport’s local community was elated when the Jamaica Basketball Association got the greenlight to return to the...

Published:Wednesday | January 12, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

DANIELLE WILLIAMS, the 2015 World 100-metre hurdles champion, showed her fitness in an over distance race on January 8 in South Carolina. Running over 300 metres at the Orange and Purple Elite meet on the campus of Clemson University, Williams...

Published:Saturday | January 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A three-way project is about to pump some life into cricket. Working together, the Sports Development Foundation (SDF), the Institute of Sport (INSPORT) and the Jamaica Cricket Association (JCA) have designed a $12.5 million project aimed at...

Published:Wednesday | January 5, 2022 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Volleyball Association (JaVA) has been diligent ever since the COVID-19 pandemic smashed its local and international competition schedule. With training and tournaments removed from the realm of possibility, JaVA had concentrated on...

Published:Tuesday | January 4, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A PROLONGED leadership battle had put table tennis in the headlines well before the COVID-19 epidemic struck. It was resolved after the virus had started to ravage the island, and when it was over, new Jamaica Table Tennis Association president...

Published:Sunday | January 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THROWS COACH Julian Robinson sees top-level discus medals in Jamaica's future. Robinson, who coaches Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle, also believes that Jamaica has a trio of newcomers who will make the country proud. Daniel Stahl, the giant Swede...

Published:Wednesday | December 29, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR of Jamaica’s basketball programme, Alf Remikie, is heartened by the enthusiasm of the players and team in the country’s first local tournament, the Jamaica Basketball Association 3x3 Development Series, since the start of the...

Published:Friday | December 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WHEN UNIVERSITY of Louisville’s Jamaican volleyball star Aiko Jones looked ahead in late September, she said, “Our goal is to win the conference again and to make it as far as we made it last year, we made it to the Sweet Sixteen, or further.”...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

RESPECTED US publication TRACK AND FIELD NEWS has named Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Herah its female Athlete of the Year for 2021. In a December 21 story, TRACK AND FIELD NEWS detailed her journey from early season doubt to a glorious sprint double...

Published:Wednesday | December 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

EVEN WITH its well-known forays into the sport of bobsled, Jamaica doesn’t have a deep history in winter sports. However, there are indications that the island could develop a competitive ice hockey team. Don Anderson, president of the Jamaica...

Published:Tuesday | December 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Atlanta high schooler London Johnson was one of the big stars at the recent Centro Under-17 Basketball Championships in Mexico. Johnson helped Jamaica to sixth place with performances that earned him a place on the tournament’s all-star team. Team...

Published:Monday | December 20, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a crushing disappointment earlier at the World Short Course Swimming championships in Abu Dhabi, five-time Olympian Alia Atkinson has safely made it to the 100 metres breaststroke final. Atkinson will compete in the last major final of her...

Published:Thursday | December 16, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ALIA ATKINSON is entered for the last swim meet of her career, the World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi, which begins today and runs through to December 21. Atkinson, a four-time winner in this championship, is scheduled to compete in the...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IF OLYMPIC 110-metre hurdles champion Hansle Parchment wins the 2021 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Award, it will highlight Jamaica’s depth in his event. With six of the nation’s fastest-ever male sprint hurdlers all still on the track...

Published:Wednesday | December 15, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

KAVIAN KERR, Jamaica’s 2021 World Under-20 long jump bronze medal winner, began his collegiate endeavours on Saturday with two trips to the track in Manhattan, Kansas. Kerr laid down two solid performances with indoor runs over 60 and 300 metres....

Published:Tuesday | December 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THE WORLD’S governing body for track and field is not the only organisation to name Elaine Thompson Herah as Female Athlete of the Year. Just days after World Athletics crowned the Jamaican sprinter queen of the sport for 2021, an influential...

Published:Wednesday | December 8, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IN WHAT is expected to be her last competitive effort in the International Swimming League (ISL), Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson continues to peak brilliantly. Atkinson snipped a recent season’s best down to 29.15 seconds in the 50-metre breaststroke and...

Published:Tuesday | December 7, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

HIGH JUMPER Lamara Distin has started the new United States college indoor circuit where she left off outdoors. Jumping in Arkansas last Friday, Distin snaked over a bar set at 1.86 metres, which is not far from her outdoor best, set earlier this...

Published:Thursday | December 2, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

OVERWHELMED WITH pride, Jamaica’s sprinter Elaine Thompson-Herah expressed happiness at being on top of the world after being crowned as World Athletics’ Female Athlete of the Year. Thompson-Herah, who won both the 100 and 200 metres at the Tokyo...

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