Tuesday, September 29

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Jamaica smashes 4x100m record on the way to London Olympic Gold
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Jamaica smashes 4x100m record on the way to London Olympic Gold

Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the 2012 Olympics as he anchored Jamaica's sprint relay team to a sensational world record. Jamaica's quartet clocked 36.84 seconds to smash the old mark by two-tenths of a second and leave the USA team with silver. Nesta Carter and Michael Frater produced excellent first and second legs but it was 100m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake's blistering third leg that set the platform.Bolt provided the perfect finale - exploding away to leave Ryan Bailey trailing as the capacity crowd stood to acclaim him. Canada were initially given bronze before being disqualified when third-leg runner Jared Connaughton was seen to have stepped inside his lane, meaning Trinidad and Tobago were promoted to third place. Bolt's gold meant he matched his haul from the ...
Bolt, Blake, Weir –  Jamaica 123 in London Olympics 200m
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Bolt, Blake, Weir – Jamaica 123 in London Olympics 200m

Usain Bolt proved once again that no track athlete can touch him at the Olympic Games. Bolt won the men's 200-metre event on Thursday, clocking in a time of 19.32 seconds to lead a Jamaican sweep. It wasn't just another gold medal for Bolt. The 25-year-old star set two historic marks en route to his fifth career gold. He becomes the first man to ever win the 200 at consecutive Olympics, and is the only athlete to sweep the 100 and 200 events at back-to-back Games. "Bask in my glory," Bolt proclaimed. "I've got nothing left to prove. I've done something that no one has done before, which is defend my double title. Back-to-back for me, I would say I'm the greatest." Two other Jamaicans joined Bolt in the top three. Yohan Blake finished second in 19.44, with Warren Weir taking bronze at 19....
Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics
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Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica saw off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter to retain her Olympic 100m title in London. Fraser-Pryce moved ahead at the halfway stage and held on in a close finish to win in 10.75 seconds. Jeter beat another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, on the line for bronze. Fraser-Pryce becomes the first woman since American Gail Devers in 1992 and 1996 to win back-to-back 100m titles at Olympic Games. Read more - BBC News
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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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Reggae Boyz climb to 38 in Rankings

HEAD coach of the Senior Reggae Boyz, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, believes the 17-place leap up the FIFA's ladder to No 38 will serve to boost the confidence level of his players. The former Jamaica captain who led an impressive (more…)
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Jamaica into second round of Gold Cup

Ryan Johnson missed a second-half penalty kick, but his shot off the crossbar and the back of Honduran goalkeeper Noel Valladares in the first half gave Jamaica a 1-0 win over Honduras in a top-of-the-table clash in Group B Monday (more…)
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Jamaica’s Gold Cup 2011 Squad

Not since the heyday of their 1998 World Cup appearance has Jamaica found itself with such great expectations. The Reggae Boyz have produced their most talented team in 13 years as they take aim at winning the CONCACAF Gold (more…)
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Shelly-Ann Fraser returns home

The first Jamaican woman to win the Olympic 100m sprint at the olympics, Shelly-Ann Fraser return to Jamaica yesterday to a massive reception just after 6p.m. yesterday. Fraser's time of 10.78 seconds was the second fastest 100m clocking (more…)
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World record 4x100m Gold for Jamaica

Nesta Carter, Micheal Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell teamed up to take the 4x100m relay in world record time giving Jamaica it's 6th gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games. After the female team failed to bring the baton around the (more…)