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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...
Historic point for Jamaica in Mexico
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Historic point for Jamaica in Mexico

Jamaica achieved one of the most impressive results in its footballing history on Wednesday, drawing 0-0 with Mexico in the opening match for each in the final round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying for Brazil 2014. After seven straight losses to the CONCACAF powerhouse in Mexico City, the Reggae Boyz captured its first-ever point at the renowned Estadio Azteca on the strength of outstanding play from goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts and a well-implemented game plan that kept Mexico largely at bay. The result should not come as a complete surprise. In their last World Cup Qualifying encounter on October 11, 2008, the Jamaicans defeated visiting Mexico 1-0 in Kingston thanks to a first-half goal by Ricardo Fuller. Arguably, the best chance of the game fell to Jamaica in only the 8th minute. Gar...
Jamaica earns 4-1 victory over Antigua & Barbuda
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Jamaica earns 4-1 victory over Antigua & Barbuda

Dane Richards scored twice in the final 12 minutes, completing Jamaica's 4-1 victory over Antigua & Barbuda on Tuesday and providing the goals necessary to send the Reggae Boyz into the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Richards volleyed a ball from eight meters in the 78th that was played into the middle by Rodolph Austin, who had worked his way past three defenders on the right side of the penalty area. He added a finale 10 minutes later to assure Jamaica of advancing. Combined with the United States' 3-1 victory over Guatemala in Kansas City, Kansas, in a match that was played simultaneously, the Americans won Group A with 13 points, three more than both the Chapines and Jamaica. But Richards' goal gave Jamaica a plus-3 goal difference, two better than Guatemala. The re...
Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports
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Jamaica:The Sprint Factory – Video Feature by CBC Sports

Stephanie Jenzer of CBC's The National has produced a wonderful feature titled "The Sprint Factory" in which she takes an close look Jamaica to find out why we produce so many of the worlds fastest sprinters. She notes that Jamaica currently owns just about all the 100m titles in the work at the Olympic, World Champion and Junior level. She also follows 2 Jamaica College athletes as they compete at Champs. Hats off to Stephanie and the CBC team on a wonderful feature that is a must see for all Jamaicans and fans of Jamaican sprinting.
Jamaica Beat Guatemala 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying Match
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Jamaica Beat Guatemala 2-1 in World Cup Qualifying Match

Demar Phillips and Ryan Johnson scored either side of halftime as Jamaica opened its World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win over Guatemala on Friday. Phillips opened the scoring for Jamaica in the 40th minute before Johnson extended the lead in the first minute after halftime. Guatemala substitute Dwight Pezzarossi scored in stoppage time for the visitors at National Stadium. Jamaica coach Theodore Whitmore said he was thankful to take away maximum points from the match: "We got three points from this and that is the most important thing.'' Jamaica will next travel to Antigua and Barbuda, which lost 3-1 to the United States earlier Friday.
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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…)
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JA VS USA again in World Cup Qualifying

The preliminary draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to place in Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday 30 July. It is through this preliminary draw that teams hoping to qualify for the 2014 World Cup which will be hosted in Brazil will (more…)