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Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THE FORM of Jamaican Aiko Jones on the United States collegiate volleyball circuit has not gone unnoticed at home. Jones is a lynchpin on a University of Louisville team that is riding high in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)...

Published:Wednesday | November 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S ELAINE Thompson Herah is still in the running for the World Athletics title of Athlete of the Year. Thompson Herah, who won both the 100 and 200 metres at the Tokyo Olympics, was named yesterday by the sport’s governing body alongside...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S TEAM to the recent Americup 3x3 Basketball Championship has been likened to the famous Jamaica bobsleigh team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The comparison was made in a story on the International Basketball Federation (FIVB)...

Published:Tuesday | November 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IN CONSECUTIVE weekends at the International Swimming League (ISL) play-offs, Jamaica’s five-time Olympian, Alia Atkinson, is showing signs of returning to peak form. Atkinson helped to keep her London Roar team in the hunt for a place in the ISL...

Published:Saturday | November 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ACCORDING TO MVP Track Club President, Bruce James, there is no straight line from being a fast young sprinter to being a champion. Therefore, James preaches patience to those who expect the world from the next generation of Jamaican speed...

Published:Friday | November 19, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

GOOD RESULTS at last weekend’s AmeriCup 3x3 Basketball have boosted the nation’s ranking from 16 to number 6 in the Americas. According to Jamaica Basketball Association president Paulton Gordon, there is already a different buzz about the...

Published:Thursday | November 18, 2021 | 6:52 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

BRUCE JAMES, president of the renowned MVP Track Club, reckons that Jamaica may well have several men breaking 10 seconds in the 100 metres in 2022, and if that happens, more than one man in a black, green and gold vest in the World Championships...

Published:Wednesday | November 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ELISABETH MONDON made a successful defence of her women’s title at the Escape Triathlon on the north coast. Mondon produced a balanced performance to repeat her 2019 victory in the event on Sunday. Mondon was favoured for the 600-metre swim/20km...

Published:Monday | November 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica face the United States of America (USA) in Concacaf World Cup qualifying in Kingston tomorrow, the American party will include 18 year-old marksman Ricardo Pepi, who scored both goals in a 2-0 victory for the USA over Jamaica in Austin...

Published:Saturday | November 13, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The last time Steven Gerrard saw Leon Bailey, the Jamaican winger put a sweet finish on a Europa League victory for Bayer 04 Leverkusen over the Englishman’s Glasgow Rangers team in 2020. The next time he sees him, it will be at Aston Villa where...

Published:Thursday | November 11, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IF THERE was an award for academic achievement by a student-athlete, Jamaica College (JC) phenom, J’Voughnn Blake, would be a prime candidate to win. Remarkably, in a season where he was a bronze medallist in the Boys and Girls’ Championships Class...

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

THE JAMAICA Triathlon Association is designing a racing schedule intended to draw participants into the sport. According to new association president, Carl Sharpe, it will feature shorter races and categories rated by the weight of the bicycle used...

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

ELECTED UNOPPOSED on October 30, new Jamaica Triathlon Association president, Carl Sharpe, is bent on raising his sport’s profile and increasing participation. With that in mind, Sharpe’s administration is planning to launch a schools’ championship...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

IF HE stays healthy, Hansle Parchment could be a medal contender at the 2024 Olympics. That is the view from Maurice Wignall, the dean of Jamaica’s sprint hurdlers. In addition, he sees good days ahead for Omar McLeod. Asked to evaluate Parchment’s...

Published:Tuesday | November 9, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Basketball Association (JBA) has named four men and four women to represent the island at an important 3x3 tournament, the Americup 3x3 in Miami, Florida, from November 12 to 14. The men’s roster is Kevin Foster and Romaine Thomas, who...

Published:Saturday | November 6, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

EDWIN ALLEN High School is about to say goodbye to Chevonne Hall, who took the Class One boys’ 800 metres and 1500 metres at Boys and Girls’ Championships. Edwin Allen’s coaching expert, Michael Dyke, expects the hard-working Hall to do well at...

Published:Friday | November 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WHEN NADIA Alexander-Pompey left St Hugh’s High School with her 2004 Penn Relays shot put winner’s medal packed, she landed at Louisiana Tech University. Earlier this week, she returned to her collegiate home as associate head coach. It’s a return...

Published:Thursday | November 4, 2021 | 6:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

BRILLIANT RUNNING at the Olympic Games has moved Elaine Thompson Herah on to a unique 200-metre performance list compiled by the respected US journal, TRACK AND FIELD NEWS. The list pinpoints the fastest times done in each lane and credits Thompson...

Published:Tuesday | November 2, 2021 | 12:05 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WITH JAMAICAN Aiko Jones in great form, the University of Louisville’s volleyball team will seek to extend a winning streak that has the unit a contender for top honours. Jones, formerly of Wolmer’s Girls’ School, has made a sterling contribution...

Published:Wednesday | October 27, 2021 | 1:23 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WITH COVID-19 shrinking the time between the Tokyo and Paris Olympics from four years to just three, the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) will need more resources to cope with a crowded calendar that includes several major events. Understandably...

Published:Tuesday | October 26, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

WORLD 100-metre hurdles champion in 2015, Danielle Williams, is on her way back from injury, and according to coach Lennox Graham, her prospects for 2022 are bright. Graham is happy to report that the hamstring injury that ended her 2021 season is...

Published:Friday | October 22, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica needing goals to boost its World Cup qualifying campaign, football analyst Andrew Price has pinpointed midfielder Tyreek Magee as a possible provider of scoring opportunities. However, with rugged games to come in November, Price feels...

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Basketball Association will soon announce its squad to contest the Americup 3x3 tournament next month. National coach Rick Turner is excited to see the selectees play in an event that will pave the way for Jamaica to advance to big...

Published:Friday | October 15, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When the International Swimming League (ISL) playoffs begin in Eindhoven, Netherlands next month, Alia Atkinson will dive into action with the end of her illustrious career in sight. Atkinson, the most accomplished Jamaican swimmer of all time, is...

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

Ackelia Smith might just be the one to take over from out stars in the horizontal jumps. Smith’s boundless potential has prompted Jeremy DeLisser, her jumps coach at Edwin Allen High School, to name her as a possible successor to the likes of...

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