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The girls took centre stage last time around. This time, it’s the turn of the boys. Being little concerned about the ultimate destination of the Mortimer Geddes trophy at the end of ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2018 has … Continue reading
The 2018 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships (Champs) is upon us once again. As usual, mystery shrouds much as this famed track and field extravaganza draws nigh. Questions abound.
It’s often said that defense wins championships. In much the same way, it’s bowling – of the quality variety, at that – that wins Test matches. It’s really no surprise that the West Indies’ prolonged descent into the dungeons of … Continue reading
No, Jamaican sprintdom’s roof isn’t caving in. Yes, it is sporting a few gaping holes. Yes, we do have the raw materials to fix it. Yes, the refurbishing work will take a little while. No, we won’t have to live … Continue reading
All good things, much like bad things, eventually come to an end. It was never a matter of if we’d be knocked off our short sprinting perch. It was merely a matter of when.
8.16m This clutch personal best leap took Ramone Bailey to a place in the pit he’d never previously been. It also likely booked him a ticket to embark on his maiden senior World Championships voyage.
Boys and Girls Athletics Championships 2017 produced more noteworthy performances than any sports scribe could find the time to document. In light of this unfortunate fact, I’ll stick to a review of the extra special performances that were either age-group … Continue reading
6) Tyrese Reid vs Ackeen Colley (Class I 800m)
Usain Bolt versus Jermaine Gonzalez (Class I 400m) in 2003. Yohan Blake versus Remaldo Rose (Class I 100m) in 2007. Of a more recent vintage; Michael O’Hara versus Jaheel Hyde (Class I 110m Hurdles) in 2015.
6) Amoi Brown vs Janeek Brown (Class I 100m Hurdles)