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Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships
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Jamaican Women continue success at 2019 World Athletic Championships

The prevailing word on the street, on social media and from pundits was that Jamaica was expected to struggle at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha. Afterall Jamaica was "in transition" and "lacked strength". All of that turned out to be rubbish as the Jamaica team once shone brightly on the world stage. Sadly, athletics is still a male-focused sport and it was good to once again see Jamaica's women continue to carry the Jamaica flag high at the World Champs as they have had constantly done. Gone are the Bolts, the Powells and the Blakes but still the Jamaican women carry the torch lead by the indomitable Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce. If we tally Jamaica's medal haul at all the World Champs, the women, by far outshine the men in quantity and quality. If we go father and look at...
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Men’s 4x100m World record for Jamaica!

It took until the final event, it took until Usain Bolt’s final run, but finally a World record was set in the Daegu 2011 World Championships as Jamaica extended its dominance of the men’s 4x100 metres relay. But the nightmare continues (more…)
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Usain Bolt storms to 200m Victory

Usain Bolt retained his World Championship title winning the 200m in an impressive 19.40. American Walter Dix finished second behind the Jamaican champion. Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre who recorded the fastest time (20.19) (more…)
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Veronica wins gold in 200m

Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown held off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter down the home straight to win the women's world 200 meters title for Jamaica Friday. Jeter, who won the 100 meters gold earlier in the (more…)
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Blake wins world 100m title

American sprint legend Maurice Greene said young Jamaican Yohan Blake was the one to beat Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man on the planet, at the World Championships in Daegu. And he was right -- but the American probably (more…)