All Blog Posts Tagged 'field' (17)

IAAF World Championships: De Grasse, Blake lead the pretenders to Bolt's throne

There will be a void in athletics when sprint icon Usain Bolt retires after the IAAF World Championships in London.

The Jamaican has swept all before him in the past four editions of the event, only missing out on one medal at Daegu 2011 due…

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Added by CShout1 on August 1, 2017 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Elaine Thompson blazes to year's fastest 100m

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson clocked the fastest 100m so far this year at the Shanghai Diamond League on May 13, 2017 (AFP Photo/Johannes EISELE)…
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Added by CShout1 on May 14, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Elaine Thompson and Asafa Powell dazzle in Zurich

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson set a new Diamond League record in Zurich on Thursday, chasing down Dafne Schippers around the bend to win a thrilling 200 metres.…

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Added by CShout1 on September 2, 2016 at 7:49pm — No Comments

The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners

Orlando Patterson - NY Times

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Among the most enigmatic features of Jamaica, an island of only 2.8 million people, is its…

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Added by CShout1 on August 14, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is Jamaica's Yohan Blake ready to snatch the sprinting crown from his friend, Usain Bolt?

The night before the men’s 100-meter final at the 2012 London Olympics, 22-year-old Yohan Blake could not sleep. The following day’s race would be the most important of his life: The young Jamaican was about to compete in his first Olympic final. Billions of people would be watching…

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Added by CShout1 on August 3, 2016 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Jamaicans shatter Carifta records on day two

Aiko Jones in action for Jamaica in the Girls’ Under-18 discus at the Carifta Games at the Grenada National Stadium yesterday. Jones threw a personal best 46.49 metres to win gold.

Defending champions Jamaica were…

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Added by CShout1 on March 28, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments

Stellar Performances continue at 2016 Champs

Aiko Jones of Wolmers Girls High School displays her Gold medal for winning the Class 2 Girls Shot Putt. Aiko went on to complete the double with gold in the Discuss event.…

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Added by CShout1 on March 19, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Jamaica Focus: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s journey to the top

The Jamaican sprint star is aiming to win her third Olympic 100m title this year, writes Stuart Weir

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is quite simply the most dominant woman sprinter in the world. She was Olympic champion in the…

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Added by CShout1 on January 24, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

US Athletes refuse to drink Gatorade with Usain Bolt's photo.....

IT is so! The United States athletics team were even intimidated by a drink with Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt's image on the label.

For long, rumours circulated that members of the United States team, which participated in the World Championships in Beijing, China last month, refused to…

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Added by CShout1 on September 27, 2015 at 10:45pm — No Comments

USAIN BOLT - THE GREATEST!!!!!!!

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Added by CShout1 on August 23, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

He's Ready!!!!!

BEIJING (AFP) - Usain Bolt comes to the world championships in Beijing caught in the crosshairs of controversial rival Justin Gatlin in what promises to be one of the closest fought sprint rivalries seen in a long time.…

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Added by CShout1 on August 21, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

Jamaica land 85 medals at 44th Carifta Games

Jaheel Hyde (left) looks across at the finish line after winning the 110m hurdles gold in 13.36 seconds ahead of Xavier Coakley (second left) of The Bahamas, and teammate Seanie Selvin in third. (PHOTOS: COLLIN REID COURTESY OF SUPREME VENTURES AND…

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Added by CShout1 on April 7, 2015 at 10:17am — No Comments

Researchers Discover How Jamaican Sprinters Outrun The World Inside The Oval

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is literally the fastest person in the world. He is the very first Olympic athlete to hold 100 meters and 200 meters world records, having…

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Added by CShout1 on December 29, 2014 at 10:17am — No Comments

Discovering the source of the lightning Bolt

What more is there to say about Usain Bolt?

Since the Jamaican blew the world's mind at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the Bolt story of how a country boy turned into an international superstar has become well known. But what do we actually know about Usain?

Last year, I wrote an article headlined What makes Usain Bolt tick? having spent sometime with him in Jamaica for BBC News. Since then I've had the great pleasure of making a documentary… Continue

Added by CShout1 on July 29, 2010 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Ambassadors Bolt, Fraser, Hooker, Pitkämäki and Thorkildsen line-up for Lausanne – IAAF Diamond League

Lausanne, Switzerland - World Athlete of the Year Usain Bolt, and another four IAAF Diamond League Ambassadors have been announced by the organisers of Athletissima for the meeting which will take place in Lausanne’s Pontaise stadium on 8 July.

The 35th edition of Athletissima, which is the seventh stop in the 14 meeting IAAF Diamond League series in 2010, will take place on a Thursday and not on a Tuesday, as in the past.



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Added by CShout1 on April 28, 2010 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Jamaican Williams creates NCAA history

Defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor champion in both long and triple jumps, Jamaican Kimberly Williams of Florida State University dominated the competition in the triple jump last weekend at the Tyson Invitational indoor meet producing the third farthest jump in college history.

With a personal best 14.17m (46ft-6in) the 21-year-old former Vere Technical student earned the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) female performer of the week ending… Continue

Added by CShout1 on April 23, 2010 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Opening Ceremony - 2010 Boys & Girls Track and Field Championships in Kingston, Jamaica

Celebrating 100 years of Jamaica's athletics, former Jamaican Olympians Vilma Charlton and Bert Cameron take part in the Baton Relay marking the opening of the 2010 Championships. Along with Bert and Vilma were current Olympic 100M Women Champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser and hundreds student athletes. On hand to observe was also a visiting delegation of students from high schools in South Africa who received a thunderous welcoming applause. The evening was…

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Added by CShout1 on March 24, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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