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Jamaica Adds to the Medal Count

Medals for Jamaica

Jamaica continue to dominate on the track adding more medals. Shericka Jackson claimed bronze in the Women’s 400m behind Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller of Bahamas. Jamaica has taken an historic Gold for Jamaica in the Men’s 110m hurdles through Omar Mcleod. This is the first time Team Jamaica has won a Gold Medal in 110m Hurdles. Jamaica has so far racked up three Gold Medals in the sprint finals, Men’s and Women’s 100 through Elaine Thompson and Usain Bolt respectively and Omar Mcleod in 110m Hurdles sprint.

Jamaica will later look to continue the domination of the sprints when Elaine Thompson takes the track in 200m finals. Elaine Thompson will be aiming at taking the sprint double after winning the 100m finals. The 100m Women’s Hurdles sprint semi finals and finals will also be contested with 3 Jamaicans slated for the semi-finals, Shermaine Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and Megan Simmonds all looking to advance to the finals. Other semi finals action will see the Men’s 200m. Usain Bolt Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade will all want to advance to the finals. The finals will be run Thursday night.

Jamaica Hunt More Medals on Day 3

Hunt for more Medals for Team Jamaica

The Day after Usian Bolt won his first Gold Medal of what should be a tally of three Gold Medals for a 3rd straight Olympics, other Jamaican Athletes look to build on the medal count for Team Jamaica. In the morning session the 200m Women’s Round 1 kicked off with 2 of three competitors moving on to the Semi-Finals with Elaine Thompson and Simone Facey both placing 2nd to automatic qualify. Veronica Campbell-Brown was the one who failed to move on to the next round. Team Jamaica on Day 3 had a participant in the Men’s Triple Jump in Clive Pullen who did not move on to the next round with his only legal jump of 16.08.

Jamaica qualified all 3 men in the 400m Hurdles with Annsert Whyte winning his heat in the fastest time of all the heats in a time of 48.37. Roxroy Cato qualified with a time of 48.56 while the young World Juniors Champion qualified with a time of 49.24 in 18th position. This is a good experience for the 19 year old two time Juniors Champion. In the mid evening session is Yona Knight-Wisom on the 3m Spring Board.

In the evening session of day 3 is the Men’s 110 hurdles with Omar McLeod Deuce Carter and Andrew Riley in heats 1-3 respectively. The Women’s 400m Hurdles also kicks off with Ristannia Tracey Janieve Russell and Leah Nugent in heats 1-3 respectively.

The medal race of the closing of Day 3 will see the 400m Women’s Finals which features Jamaican Athlete’s Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson going up against American Allyson Felix and Natasha Hastings for the gold medals.

Usain Bolt 100m Gold Olympics 2016

Usain Bolt Wins Gold Again in 100m

What the World was waiting to see, Usain Bolt certainly delivered, winning his Gold Medal in his third straight Olympics. This feat was the first by any human being, and as usual did in style of fun and charisma. Usain Bolt came out the block in last position, with Justin Gatlin out the blocks the quickest.

Usain Bolt hit his top end speed and blew by Gatlin and Andre DeGrasse as if they weren’t even there finishing in a time of 10.81. The other Jamaican representative Yohan Blake could managed 4th in a seasons best of 9.93. Usain Bolt was business like from semi-finals looking better as the races go along. Usain Bolt reminded the world what he is at the 2016 Olympics to do and is to defend all three gold medals.

Jamaica wins Gold on Day 2

Team Jamaica Wins Gold Elaine Thompson

In the evening sessions of Day 2 Jamaica struck their first Gold Medal in the Women’s 100m Finals, with Elaine Thompson winning her first Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in a time of 10.71. Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce won the Bronze Medal in 10.86 her seasons best. Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce could be seen hurting from the Semi-Final round but still went out there and brought home a medal, great respects for the fight and determination to bring home a medal. But it was Elaine Thompson’s night winning the Gold Medal comfortably. The other competitor in the race Christania Williams managed to placed 8th. The semi finals was ran with 2 hours prior to the finals where Christania Williams produced her personal best of 10.96, while Elaine Thompson made 10.88 look easy in the semi finals.

In the other events of the evening session of Day 2 we saw Javon Francis and Rusheen McDonald failed to qualify for the finals in the mens 400m finals. While Damar Forbes finished last in the standings with his best jump of 7.82 in the long jump discipline
Day 3 of track and field will be a quiet morning session but the world will be waiting for the evening session for the Men’s 100m Finals, which features the Legendary Usain Bolt. The Semi finals will begin at 8pm Eastern Time 7pm Jamaica Time and the finals will be just one hour and 25 minutes later, slated for 9:25 Eastern time, 8:25 Jamacian time. Nickel Ashmeade will run in semi-finals 1, while Usain Bolt in Semi-Finals 2 and Yohan Blake in Semi-Finals 3.

Jamaican Women will also take the track at 7:35pm Eastern time 6:35pm Jamaican Time in the Semi-Finals of the 400m. We have Stephenie Ann McPherson, Shericka Jackson and Christine Day competing in the 3 Semi-Finals respectively.

Team Jamaica Continue the Mission Day 2

Team Jamaica on Track Day 2

Team Jamaica competed in the morning session opening up with the Women’s Triple Jump with 2 competitors, Shanieka Thomas and Kimberly Williams. Kimberly Williams advanced to the finals with a jump of 14.22 ranking her 6th going to the next round, while Shanieka Thomas best jump of 14.02 placed her just 2 places outside of qualifying. Aisha Praught qualified 14th in the Women’s 3000 meters Steeplechase, finals on Monday. In the Women’s 400 meters all 3 Women in Stephenie Ann McPherson, Shericka Jackson and Christine Day won their heats to qualify for the Semi-Finals on Sunday.

The highly anticipated World Record holder Usain Bolt took the track in the morning session on the 100 meters round 1 in heat 7 in a time 10.07, while Justin Gatlin posted 10.01 in his heat. Yohan Blake won his heat while Nickel Ashmeade came in 2nd to also qualify for the semi finals on Sunday’s evening session.
The evening sessions of Day 2 will kick off with the Semi-Finals of the Men’s 400 meters. Javon “Donkey Man” Francis will run in the first semi-finals while Rusheen McDonald will run in semi-finals 2. In Men’s Long Jump we have Damar Forbes representing for Team Jamaica. The Semi-Finals and Finals of the Women’s 100 meters in on the cards for the closing of Day 2, hours apart. Olympic Champion Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce will continue the defense of her title in semi-finals 2, Christania Williams in semi-finals 1 and Elaine Thompson rounds up Semi-finals 3. In just a mere one and half the winners will take part in the finals of the 100 meters Women’s to close the night.

Jamaican Athletes Advances After Day 1

Five Jamaican Athletes Qaulify for the Next Rounds

Jamaican track athletes took the track in the Mens 400m and Womens 100m in the evening session of the 2016 Olympics in Rio Brazil. Javon “Donkey Man” Francis and Rusheen McDonald will qualify for the Semi-Finals in the 400m Mens. All 3 Jamaican Women Qualify for the Semi-Finals of the 100meters Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Christania Cheetahbaby Williams Elaine Thompson.

Jamaica Takes the Track Day 1

Day 1 on the Track for the Dominant Jamaican Team

Jamaica Track Team will take the track at the 2016 Olympics Rio Brazil in the evening session this Friday August 12th. While continuing the Field Events is Daina Levy competing in the Women’s Hammer Throw Qualifying Round of Group A. In the Men’s Long Jump Qualifying Round we have two athletes competing in Aubrey Smith and Damar Forbes. Jamaica takes the track in the 400m Mens with Fitzroy Dunkley in Heat 1,Javon “Donkey Man” Francis in Heat 3, Rusheen McDonald Heat 6 while, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce takes the track in the highly anticipated Women’s 100m Round 1 in Heat 4. Christania Williams in Heat 6 and Elaine Thompson in Heat 7.

Milo Track & Field Western Relays 2015

Love at Milo

This would be their 37th anniversary hosted at the Catherine Hall Stadium in Montego Bay. Competing were over 1800 athletes from schools, institutions and clubs on Saturday, February 14, 2015. What better day to spend running than on Valentine’s Day. The Milo Western Relays was electrifying. The VIP seats up to the regular seats were jam packed. Parents, friends, families you name it were there to witness the athletes in action. It started 12:00 noon sharp and ended 9:50pm. The climate was windy which was in favor of the spectators. There were 53 events that took place. Some of these were 110m Hurdles, 100m, 4 x 100m, long jump, high jump, sprint medley etc. It was a beautiful day for everyone. The Patron for this year is Paul Francis, coach to several world class athletes at MVP and the University of Technology, Jamaica. There were athletes from primary, secondary, tertiary, clubs and institutions. Also, let us not forget the world class athletes who lit up the track. Davion Baker from Kingston College burned the track when he won the 400m Hurdles Men Open. Kingston College came to the event with a mission and they accomplished it by breaking 2 records. They were considered as the top school for the men’s race.
Odane Lewis of Cornwall College and Lamara Distin of Ruseas High were given 2015 Gleaner Youth Link Awards. This would be the first time the awardees were from field events. On the other hand in the primary level, the top school was Montego Bay Preparatory for both boys and girls. Believe it the younger ones had the supporters on their feet chanting and filled with excitement. As it came closer to the end of this upbeat event, Hydel Group of Schools was the one to finish as the best at the end. They won the 4 x 400 High School Girls Open. St. Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) won the 4 x 400 High School Boys Open leaving the arena with a new record. The spectators were going wild, as the athletes indeed put on a wonderful show. Everyone was excited and there was never a dull moment at Milo Western Relays. Put a little love on the track.

Top Jamaican Athletes Of All Time

Jamaica has been know for it’s amazing talent from our small island in the caribbean. At we recognize the talent and achievements of our country’s top athletes and sports stars. We are proud of our Jamaican Athletes who have represented our country locally, and internationally. Our Jamaican Athletes serve us as global ambassadors to our culture and rich heritage which is sports. We embrace our athletes, and encourage new and upcoming stars to strive harder and push the limits. Maybe one day you too can become one of AllSportsJamaica’s top athletes.



Throughout our history, Jamaicans have always excelled in sports. From Cricket to Football, Tennis to Badminton, Dominoes to Backgammon, Track and Field, Netball and Boxing. We have many pioneers and icons within these sports that have always been shining examples of skill and determination that show the world just how talented Jamaicans are.

Here are just a few of these positive reflections of the Jamaican spirit:


Arthur Wint, O.J.

Track & Field

May 25, 1920 – October 19, 1992

Birthplace: Manchester, Jamaica

  • First Jamaican Olympic gold medallist, winning the 400m at the 1948 Olympics
  • Gold medal – 4x400m relay at the 1952 Olympics
  • Silver medal – 800m 1948 & 1952 Olympics
  • In 1938 at age seventeen, he won his first international medal, Gold in the 800m at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.
  • In 1946 he won Gold in 400, 800 and 4×400 metres races at the CAC games
  • Served as Jamaica’s High Commissioner to London between 1973 and 1978
  • After retiring from sport he went on to practice as a medical doctor in Jamaica




Herb McKenley, O.M

Track & Field

July 10, 1922 – November 26, 2007

Birthplace: Clarendon, Jamaica

  • First Jamaican to be awarded an athletic scholarship to an American university
  • He was among the first Jamaicans to participate in the Olympics (London in 1948) where he won a silver medal in the 400m
  • Won  gold medal in the 4x400m relay and silver in the 100m and 400m at the 1952 Olympics
  • Won silver in the 100m and gold in the 4x400m at the 1946 CAC games and gold in the 100 and 200 metres  at the 1950 games
  • After retiring from sports, McKenley coached the Jamaican national team from 1954 to 1973 and also served as president of Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association


Donald Quarrie, C.D.

Track & Field

Born February, 25 1951

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

  • Competed in five Olympic Games and won medals in 3 consecutive games (1976, 1980 and 1984) – the first male athlete to do so
  • First Jamaican to win an Olympic Gold medal in a sprint event, 200m at the 1976 Olympics
  • He also has three other Olympic medals, silver-100m (1976), bronze-200m (1980) and silver-4x100m relay (1984)
  • At the Commonwealth Games,1970 and 1974, he won the gold medals in both the 100m and 200m
  • A statue in his likeness is proudly positioned at the entrance to Jamaica’s National Stadium
  • There is also a school (Donald Quarrie High School) that bears his name in Eastern Kingston
  • He is currently an executive member of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association.


Michael Holding


Born February 16, 1954

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Test Career: 1975 – 1987

  • Holding is one of the fastest pace bowlers ever to play Test cricket, he was nicknamed ‘Whispering Death’ & Rolls Royce by umpires due to his quiet approach to the bowling crease. He continues to be involved in test as a commentator
  • He was one of  Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year in 1977
  • In the 1976 test against England Holding took 14 for 149 runs, best bowling figures by a West Indian, including 8 for 92.
  • In 1976 he also took  5 or 9 runs in 7.5 overs in England’s second innings
  • During his test career he took 249 wickets in 60 tests.
  •  In 2003 he was appointed ambassador-at-large by the Jamaican Government












Jeff Dujon


Born 28 May 1956

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Test Career: 1981 – 1992

  • The wicket-keeper for the West Indian cricket team of the 1980s, an athletic presence behind the stumps as well as a competent lower-order batsman
  • As a batsman he scored nearly 10,000 runs at an average approaching 40 runs per innings, an impressive statistic when compared to other specialist wicket-keepers over time,  and and as a wicket-keeper,  447 catches and 22 stumpings
  • He was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the Year in 1989
  • Since retiring as a player in 1992, has worked as assistant coach to the West Indies national team and in development of young cricket players in Jamaica.







Mike McCallum, O.D.


Born December 7, 1956

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

  • Jamaica’s most celebrated and accomplished boxer to date
  • He ended his amateur career with a 240-10 record
  • He won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1978, and a silver medal at the Pan American Games, in 1979. McCallum became a professional in 1981 and won his first world title, the WBA junior middleweight title in 1984, by defeating Luigi Minchillo of Italy
  • He went on to win the WBA world middleweight title in 1989 by defeating Herol Graham and later became WBC light heavyweight champion of the world in 1994, with a victory over Jeff Harding
  • He retired in 1997 with a record of 49 wins (36 knockouts) five losses and a draw
  • Although he was a stylish boxer with a lethal left jab, he was nicknamed “The Body Snatcher” because of his fierce body attacks against his opponents
  • McCallum was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, Los Angeles in 2002, and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2003 and was named Jamaica’s Sportsman of the Year seven times between 1978 and 1990


Merlene Ottey, O.D.

Track & Field

Born May 10, 1960

Birthplace: Hanover, Jamaica

  • In the 1980 Moscow games, Merlene Ottey became the first female English-speaking Caribbean athlete to win an Olympic medal
  • She is one of the most decorated athletes with 9 Olympic medals (6 bronze, 3 silver) and 14 World Championship medals
  • She holds the record for running the fastest Women’s Indoor 200m (21.87 seconds), for having the most Olympic appearances (seven), and for having the most women’s World Championships medals (fourteen)
  • Ottey was awarded both the Order of Nation and the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government









Courtney Walsh


Born October 30, 1962

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Test Career: 1984 – 2001

  • Walsh is best known for a remarkable opening bowling partnership along with fellow West Indian Curtly Ambrose for several years and holding the record of most Test wickets (519)
  • In 1984, Walsh took 10 wickets in a Test match
  • In 1987, Walsh was named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year
  • In 1995, he took 62 Test wickets at an average of 21.75 runs per wicket,
  • In 2000 he took 66 Test wickets at an average of 18.69, including 34 wickets in the Test series against England
  • Walsh is one of only four bowlers to have bowled over 5000 overs in Test cricket
  • Walsh holds the record for the most Test ducks (43), but also for the most “not outs” – 61 times

Patrick Ewing


Born August 5, 1962

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

  • Warrior is the one word most often used to describe Patrick Ewing after 17 years at the very top of professional basketball’s most competitive league
  • One of the finest shooting centres to ever play in the NBA, he left the game as the New York Knicks’ all-time leader in nearly every significant category, and the game’s 13th all-time scoring leader with 24,815 points.
  • Patrick arrived in New York in 1985 after a much-ballyhooed career at Georgetown University that included one NCAA title and appearances in two other championship games.
  • A media star since his schoolboy days, the anticipation of his NBA debut at Madison Square Garden – basketball’s Mecca – was unprecedented, and he was ultimately named NBA Rookie of the Year in 1985.
  • What followed was a sterling career that spanned 11 All-Star appearances and countless other individual achievements. Ewing was an Olympic gold medalist on the 1984 Dream Team and won gold again in 1992. He led the Knicks all the way to the NBA Finals in 1994 but lost to the Houston Rockets in seven games. In 1996 he was honoured as “One of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History” and in 2008 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame


The Bobsled Team
  • The Jamaican four-man bobsled team made its debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. They quickly became fan favorites as the ultimate ‘underdog’ story of the games with the added cachet of representing a tropical country in a cold-weather sport
  • They did not officially finish after losing control of the sled and crashing during one of their four runs , however, they showed significant improvement throughout the games and impressed observers with some fast starts. After crashing, they famously got out of their sled and walked with it to the finish line to thunderous applause
  • This team was the inspiration for a major motion picture, Cool Runnings. The characters in the film are fictional, although actual footage of the crash is used during the film
  • The team returned to the Olympics in 1992 and  again  in 1994. The 1994 Jamaican four-man sled stunned many of their critics by finishing in 14th place, ahead of the United States, Russia, Australia, France and one sled from Italy.
  • In 2000, the Jamaican bobsled team won the gold medal at the World Push Championships in Monaco


Veronica Campbell-Brown, C.D.

Track & Field

Born May 15, 1982

Birthplace: Trelawny, Jamaica

  • Five-time Olympic medalist; 3 gold – 200m (2004 & 2008) and 4x100m relay (2004); 1 silver – 4x100m relay (2000); 1 bronze – 100m (2004)
  • At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she became the second woman in history to  win the 200m back-to-back
  • First Jamaican female to win an Olympic sprint gold medal
  • World Championship medalist – 1 gold, 5 silver
  • Her 200m best (21.74 seconds) ranks her in the all-time top ten in the world





Asafa Powell, C.D.

Track & Field

Born November 23, 1982

Birthplace: St. Catherine, Jamaica

  • Former 100m world record holder at 9.74 seconds
  • Powell has consistently broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 being the fourth fastest time in the history of the event.
  • He has run the most sub-ten seconds times in the 100m
  • At the 2008 Olympics he won a gold medal as a part of the team that set the world and Olympic record in the 4×100m relay
  • At the 2007 World Championships he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100m and 4x100m relay respectively and at the 2009 staging he won bronze in the 100m and a relay goldfor the 4x100m
  • He also won two gold medals and one silver at the Commonwealth Games


Sherone Simpson

Track & Field

Born August 12, 1984

Birthplace: Manchester, Jamaica

  • Won the gold medal in the women’s 200m at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
  • Silver medalist in the 100m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after she tied for second with teammate Kerron Stewart in a phot- finish
  • Simpson is a gold medallist in the 4x100m at the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist at the 2005 World Championships


Shelly-Ann Fraser, O.D.

Track & Field

Born December 27, 1986

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

  • The first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100m (2008, Beijing)
  • Won gold in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the 2009 World Championships
  • Second female sprinter to hold both World and Olympic 100m titles simultaneously
  • Jamaica’s first UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador
  • National record holder over 100m at 10.73 seconds, which she clocked at the 2009 World Championships


Usain Bolt, OJ, C.D.

Track & Field

Born August 21, 1986

Birthplace: Trelawny, Jamaica

  • Current World and Olympic record holder in the 100m(9.58), the 200m(19.19) and (along with his teammates) the 4x100m relay (37.10)
  • Current World Champion for the 100m and 200m
  • First man to hold both the 100 and 200 metres World and Olympic titles at the same time
  • Current World Junior record holder over 200m (19.93)
  • First man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the men’s sprint double at the Olympics
  • First man to set world records in three races at a single Olympic Game
  • His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”
  • Bolt has been awarded the IAAF male World Athlete of the Year (2008 & 2009) and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (2009 & 2010)
  • The youngest person ever to receive the Order of Jamaica

The Sunshine Girls


Jamaica national netball team, commonly known as the Sunshine Girls, represents Jamaica in international netball competitions. The game of netball was brought to Jamaica at the beginning of the twentieth century by teachers hired from England hired by secondary schools. Initially netball was confined to these schools and teacher training colleges but it soon spread and developed through Jamaica.

The Sunshine Girls are the number one ranked Caribbean netball team and are currently ranked fourth out of over sixty countries in the world. They have consistently participated in every staging of the World Netball Championships since its inception in 1963 and always been ranked in the top five teams. In 1991, 2003 and 2007 Jamaica was placed third in the World Netball Championships, their highest ranking to date. They have played in all three Commonwealth Games netball events to date, having won a bronze medal in 2002. Since 1988 they have placed first in every Caribbean Netball Championships.

STGC Day One of CARIFTA Trials 2014


The size of the St.George’s College Team to the CARIFTA Trials this year is testimony to how much the team has improved this year. We sent a 12 man team this year to compete among the nation’s best for the opportunity to represent the country, improving significantly on the 5 athletes able to make the standards last year. While on day one we did not put anyone on the team automatically, there were enough good performances to suggest that our boys could be in the hunt for points at champs this year. Once again the field events lead the way with the standout performer for StGC being Carlington Moulton who on his very last jump leapt from 7th to 3rd place in the Under 20 Long Jump with a personal best 7.14 meters. Lorenzo Cooper also equaled his personal best to place 3rd in the Under 18 High Jump. The consistent Daniel Walker placed 9th in the U18 Shot Putt. On the track, Jelani Walker was the pick of the StGC athletes. Running his first 100 meters for the season and only his 2nd sprint race for 2014, Jelani ran a personal best 10.79 to place 7th in the U18 100 meters final. Joshua Darby finished 11th overall but could well be among the points when he runs against class 2 boys only at champs. Ever improving quartermiler, Akeemo Minott looked to be in reasonable form barely missing out on a place in the U18 400 meters running 49.26 seconds. The only major disappointment on the day came when the promising Craig Hyde, came home with an injury scare in the U18 400 meters after leading for most of his heat. Our medical team will be hard at work over the next few days to get him ready for champs. First year class 2 quartermiler, Shemar Chambers ran a very brave race to look a wonderful prospect for the future. Overall, Day 1 of the Carifta Trials was a fairly good one for the S.T.G.C. Track Team. The sight of star athlete Jelani Walker on the mend from his injury niggles this season helped to make a good day better. The boys stand ready for a much improved performance at this year’s champs over their efforts last year.

Peter Brooks