At the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table with seven gold and 12 medals in total. It’s the country’s second-best tally ever, after the 2009 edition in Berlin. But this time, it wasn’t just sprinters and hurdlers who led the charge.
Joe Kovacs remembers vividly where he was the last time a global athletics event was held in the Bird’s Nest stadium.
Canadian athletes had an impressive showing in front of their home crowd in the start of the athletics tournament of the Pan American Games at York University in Toronto, picking up five gold medals.
A gold medal appears to be the price of admission into the men’s shot put at the 41st Prefontaine Classic, part of the 2015 IAAF Diamond League series, at Eugene’s historic Hayward Field on 29-30 May.
Two-time world champion David Storl took a dominant victory in the men’s shot put to collect maximum points for Europe.
Jamaica won two gold medals at the second night of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Monday (28). True to the nation’s sprint heritage, one came in the men’s 100m, but the other came from the shot circle. There were also gold medals for Nigeria and Canada on another record-breaking evening at Hampden Park.
Jamaica’s Andrew Fisher and St Kitts and Nevis’ Antoine Adams produced fast sprint times but it was the host country Mexico that dominated the 24th Central American & Caribbean Championships over the weekend in Morelia (5-7).