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Thompson and McMaster Impress in KINGSTON

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson further underlined her imperious early season form with a strong run in the women’s 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meeting, on Saturday (20) in Kingston. Thompson, sandwiched between Shericka Jackson in lane four and Shalonda Solomon in six, ran a blinding curve before transitioning into the home straight where she …

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Stellar Confirmations for JIIM

In the first set of confirmations for the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (IWC), the Meet Director, Mr Donald Quarrie O.D., has released the names of some of the worlds top athletes down to compete at this year’s meet. On the Women’s side, Jamaica’s own Double Olympic Champion, Elaine Thompson will lead the charge, she will contest the 200m, Christania Williams in the 100m, …

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De Grasse Confirmed for Kingston 200m Field

World bronze medallists Andre De Grasse, Jeffrey Gibson and Cassandra Tate are among the latest stars confirmed for the Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, in Kingston on 7 May. De Grasse set a 100m PB of 9.92 to finish equal third at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015, having set a Canadian 200m record of 19.88 earlier …

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Miller and Stowers looking For Repeat Wins in Kingston

Shaunae Miller and Jasmin Stowers, two of the stand-out performers at last year’s Jamaica International Invitational, will return to Kingston for this year’s edition of the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 7 May. Miller set a Bahamian 200m record of 22.14 in the Jamaican capital last year, beating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tori Bowie, who went on to take gold and …

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Fraser-Pryce and Thompson set to Compete in Kingston

Organisers of the Jamaica International Invitational have confirmed that world 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and world 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson will compete at the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 7 May. Going back to her first appearance in 2007, Fraser-Pryce has regularly competed at the Kingston meeting, winning the 200m there in 2011, 2013 and 2014. Thompson, meanwhile, first …

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Efforts being made to get top athletes for JIIM on May 7

Athletes and organisers are bracing for another memorable Jamaica International Invitational (JII) Track and Field Meet. The 2016 edition is scheduled for May 7 at the National Stadium. Jamaica’s multiple Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the top-level athletes already confirmed to compete. Though unsure what event she will participate in, she explained that …

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Sprint queen confirmed for Jamaica International Invitational

World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is one of the big name athletes that have been confirmed for the Jamaica International Invitational IAAF World Challenge meet scheduled for the National Stadium on May 7. Six athletes — four Jamaicans and American speedsters Mike Rodgers and Candace McGrone — will compete at the one-day meeting, the Jamaica Observer has been reliably …

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“A Faster Powell” and “Rocket Fraser-Pryce” are National Champs Again

2015 Jamaica International Invitational Men’s 100m Winner Asafa Powell, continued his winning ways in the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Ltd. National Senior Championships, when he made a rare, if not first ever “come from behind” victory in the Men’s 100 last night. Powell, equalled his season’s best time 9.84s ran in May to defeat a respectable field. After getting up late from the blocks …

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