The Jamaican gold rush at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games continued yesterday as Janieve Russell became the latest athlete to win a final inside the Cararra Stadium for the country. Russell finished first in the women’s 400m hurdles final and that win, along with a bronze for Jaheel Hyde in the men’s equivalent and silver for Shericka Jackson in the women’s 200m final, meant … Continue reading Resilient Janieve Russell Wins Gold!
She has been around for a while and has enjoyed marginal individual success, but for freshly minted Commonwealth Games 400m silver-medal winner Anastasia Le-Roy, yesterday’s triumph could not have come at a better time. Le-Roy, now 30 years old, found an extra gear on the home stretch to overtake and outlast compatriot and bronze-medal winner Stephenie-Ann McPherson (50.93), crossing the line in a personal best … Continue reading ‘I Almost Gave Up’ – Le-Roy Beams After ‘Golden Silver’
Ronald Levy edged Hansle Parchment in the men’s high hurdles, with Nicholas Hough taking Australia’s first medal for 32 years in third place. Overall, Parchment came into the Games with a seeming edge over his teammate. But it was Levy who grabbed the upper hand on the Gold Coast, edging ahead as the pair raced over the 10 barriers to take the win, 13.19 to … Continue reading Commonwealth Games: Ronald Levy wins sprint hurdles gold, dedicates victory to his coach Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Praught denies Chespol to win GC2018 steeplechase gold for Jamaica! Jamaica won a rare middle-distance gold as Aisha Praught timed her burst to perfection to outsprint pre-race favourite Celliphine Chespol to end Kenya’s hold on the 3000m steeplechase title at the Commonwealth Games Kenyans swept the medals in this event at the last two Commonwealth Games and it seemed another was on the way until Praught made … Continue reading Commonwealth Games: Aisha Praught takes gold as Jamaica’s women stand up on Gold Coast
Jamaican Kimberley Williams produced a superb final leap to snatch gold in the women’s triple jump at the Commonwealth Games. Gold medallist Jamaica’s Kimberley Williams (C) and teammate silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts (R) celebrate with bronze medallist Dominica’s Thea Lafond after the athletics women’s triple jump final during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast on April 10, … Continue reading Gold for Jamaica’s Kimberly Williams in the Triple Jump- Commonwealth Games
World athletics icon Usain Bolt will be at Ruimsig Stadium in Johannesburg next Monday (January 29) as part of an Athletics South Africa (ASA) development programme. The multiple Olympic gold medallist winner in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, who is also world record holder of the mentioned events, is visiting South Africa as the principal of the PUMA School of Speed which will see five competitions held around the … Continue reading Sprint icon Usain Bolt to visit South Africa
The Government alone cannot shoulder the responsibility of lessening the plight of the nation’s most vulnerable children. Members of the private sector and the public must also act if these youngsters are to see a brighter future, many-time World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt has asserted. In a speedy response to the fire that destroyed Walker’s Place of Safety in St Andrew last Monday, killing … Continue reading Usain Urges All Jamaica To Bolt Into Action To Help Vulnerable Youth Have A Brighter Future