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The World’s Fastest Woman Wins Post-Olympic Meet In Spanking Form

Photo credit: Citizen59 “I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightening / and throw thunder in jail / You know I’m bad, just last week I murdered a rock / Injured a stone, hospitalized a brick / I’m so mean, I make medicine sick” — Muhammad Ali. The quote in the foregoing is […]

Athletics

Jamaica’s Briana Williams Set To Go Big!

Rising Jamaican sensational sprint star Briana Nichole Williams, is seeking to go big for Jamaica. Since taking to the track, the young athletic star has not looked back and has credited the “Jamaican tradition” for her prowess in spikes. Although born in the U.S., Williams has opted for her Jamaican roots rather than the place of birth. Briana is the […]

Athletics

Asafa Powell — A Force Still To Be Reckoned With

Former world record holder Asafa Powell ran a season’s best 10.02 seconds in the men’s 100 meters  at the Bayer Classic in Germany.  He took second place in the event behind winner Arthur Cisse who ran 9.93. It was the fastest time Powell was running since he clocked 10.01 at the Zagreb World Challenge Meet in Croatia in September of […]

Athletics

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson Ran Fastest Time

Jamaica’s Britany Anderson ran 12.72, the fastest ever 100m hurdles time by an Under 18 athlete, in winning the final at the European Athletics Permit Meet in Motonet, Finland. Although she was helped by a 4.1m/s following wind, Anderson’s time was so much faster than the world U18 best of 12.94 set by compatriot Yanique Thompson, she could well have […]

Athletics

Olympian Dr. Cynthia Thompson Dead At 96

Olympian Dr. Cynthia Thompson has died. The 96-year-old passed away on Friday afternoon at the University Hospital of the West Indies after a brief illness. Minister of Sport in Jamaica, Olivia Grange, has expressed sadness at the passing of Thompson. “I am very sad at the passing of Dr. Cynthia Thompson. On this day (Friday) when we celebrated our women […]

Jamaica

Dionne Rose Henley — Former Jamaica Sprint Hurdler Dead At 49

Dionne Rose Henley, the 49-year-old former Jamaican sprint hurdler is dead. Rose Henley died after battling with cancer for some time. She represented Jamaica at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where she made the semi-finals. Four years later, she finished fifth in the finals at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. She has personal bests of 12.64 in the 100m […]

cricket SPORTS

Jamaica Mints Another Athlete In 100 Meters Sub -10 Seconds Category

Tyquendo Tracey, the 25-year-old Jamaican athlete, is now numbered among an elite group of athletes from the country to run the 100-meter race under 10.00 seconds. Tracey’s accomplishment came about after making the Muller Anniversary Games in London his own after breaking the 10-second barrier twice at the meet. He ran 9.96 seconds in the heats where he was fourth […]

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Where is Ramone “Batman” McKenzie?

One of the all-time great Jamaican High School athletes. If you follow the Boys and Girls championships in Jamaica, you would have remembered the exploits of Ramone McKenzie for Calabar High School. He was one of the most dominant athletes at Boys championships between the period 2006 and 2009 and was highly regarded to do exceptionally well at the senior […]