Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson secured her second domestic 100m title in a world-leading 10.71 (0.8m/s) on Friday (23) to highlight a tension-filled second day of the four-day Jamaican Championships in Kingston.
Soon after his 400m hurdles victory at the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 eight days ago, a Jamaican journalist asked Jaheel Hyde if his successful title defence earned his season a ‘Mission Accomplished’ characterisation.
Can any event on the athletics programme boast such diverse global representation as the men’s javelin?
As he was introduced to the crowd shortly before the men’s 400m hurdles final on Saturday evening (23), Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde turned around, looked to his teammates and fans in the stands, and smiled.
Jaheel Hyde is one of several medal contenders on Jamaica’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, which will be held on 19-24 July.
Christopher Taylor booked his ticket to IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016 with a workmanlike victory in the men’s 400m at the Jamaica Junior Championships in Kingston, which came to a close on Sunday (19).
Usain Bolt aside, the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships in Kingston is the biggest deal in athletics in Jamaica.
Many of the young Jamaican athletes in action at the Carifta Trials this weekend (7-8) in Kingston have just the Carifta Games in mind as their main target this year. But a handful of teenagers showed they could be medal contenders at this summer’s IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali.
On a terrific first day of athletics finals inside an electric Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium, the accomplishments of Jamaican hurdling hero Jaheel Hyde even eclipsed the host nation’s multiple gold medal winning display at the second Youth Olympic Games on Saturday (23).
Inside the majestic Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Stadium it was the sprint hurdlers who took centre stage on Wednesday (20), the opening day of the athletics programme at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.