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Fraser-Pryce erases Ottey’s record

KINGSTON –– Jamaica’s pocket rocket, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, grabbed the headlines at the 29th edition of the Atletica Mondiale meeting in Padua yesterday, when she broke Merlene Ottey’s meeting record in the 100m. Just three days after winning at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich, the double Olympic 100m champion and seven-time World Championships gold […]

Fraser-Pryce dominates 100 metres again

 Twice Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaked to victory in the Diamond League women’s 100 metres final on Thursday with a time of 10.93 seconds against a head wind on a cold, blustery evening.  The 28-year-old Jamaican, who dyed her hair green for her successful world title defence in Beijing last month before reverting to black […]

Bolt’s decision day

Usain Bolt has said he is unsure how his pelvic injury will cope with the rigours of possibly running two 100m races at tomorrow’s Anniversary Games. The Olympic champion has raced once over the distance this year, clocking a pedestrian 10.12 seconds in April. “I have worked hard in training so we will see how […]

Focus on Bolt on Friday

LONDON ––Usain Bolt will be the focus of attention this Friday at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games London Diamond League meet inside the Olympic Stadium. The Olympic and world champion will face a solid test in the 100m, as he tries to work himself into shape following bothersome injury over the past few months. Bolt, who […]

Olympic hopefuls

Olympic hopefuls

If everything goes according to Carl Lewis’ plans, Mario Burke and Tristan Evelyn will soon be standing on the Olympic podium. That’s because Lewis, one of the greatest sprinters of all time, believes the island’s two young and upcoming athletes have the potential to become two of the world’s best sprinters. Speaking to Barbados TODAY while […]

King Carl

King Carl

Barbadian athletes, elite or otherwise, will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with former Olympian Carl Lewis over the next two days. The United States-born legend touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport this afternoon around 1.45 p.m. along with fellow University of Houston coach William Blackburn who was greeted by […]

Bolt pulls out of Diamond League

PARIS ––- Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has withdrawn from the Paris Diamond League meet this Saturday, the organisers announced today. Bolt is suffering from a leg injury which forced him out of last week’s Jamaican championships. He has also pulled out of the Lausanne meet on July 9. “I’m disappointed not to be able […]

Bolt misses race; fuels doubts

KINGSTON –– Mystery and confusion surrounded Usain Bolt after he declined to race in the 100 meters at Jamaica’s national trials today, raising concerns about his fitness ahead of the World Championships. Bolt was entered in the race in the preliminary list published by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) on Sunday but his name […]

Lashley lauds Akela’s stellar performance

Lashley lauds Akela’s stellar performance

Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, has lauded Barbadian athlete Akela Jones for qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. In a statement, Lashley praised the young athlete for her performance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, United States. Lashley said that such an achievement “did not come […]

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