Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Windies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed has been included in the 13-member West Indies Women’s squad to play the three-match Colonial Medical Insurance One Day International (ODI) Series against Australia, starting on September 5 in Antigua.

President of the Jamaica Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association Audrey Allwood has revealed that Kristen McGregor Jamaica’s 2018 Body Fitness Queen will not be defending her title at the 2019 JABFA National Senior Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships set for the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston on September 7.

Dr Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) is optimistic that Briana Williams could be exonerated after testing positive for the diuretic at the Jamaican national championships in June.

Dr. Emir Crowne, the sports lawyer selected to represent Briana Williams is seeking a speedy resolution to the case against the athlete in the relation to the diuretic found in her urine sample at the Jamaican national championships in June.

Chairman of the board of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission Alexander Williams said leaks about the Jamaican athlete who returned an adverse analytical finding at the country’s national championships in June, did not come from the anti-doping body.

Jamaica’s team Chadwick Campbell won the silver medal in the T13 100m at the 2019 Para Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Monday.

Campbell crossed the finish line medallist in 11.66 seconds in the race win by Brazilian Arnaldo DaSilva. Honduras’ Elgin Castellanos took the bronze.

"You win some and you are humble in victory, and you lose some but you are never defeated. You win a medal and celebrate and you come out without a medal, but you are still a winner. This is what the Paralympic spirit teaches you - humility and never say die. I am celebrating," he said afterwards.

Campbell, who is trained by Fitz Coleman now turns his attention to the  World Para Athletics Championships where he hopes to deliver a ‘blockbuster’ performance in November.

On Sunday, Shane Hudson finished fourth in the men's T46-47 400m.
A seasoned campaigner on the international stage with an array of medals from these regional Games and the Para World Athletics Championships, Hudson posted 51.01 in the heats.

He was sixth in the final in 5.17 but was elevated to fourth following two disqualifications.

Guyana defeated Jamaica in a closely contested final to win the 2019 Caribbean Area Squash Association’s Senior Championships wrapped up over the weekend.

Jamaica’s delegation to the 2019 Para Pan American Games was greeted with a welcome ceremony when they arrived at the athletes’ village in Lima, Peru on Thursday afternoon.

Dressed in black and gold with black caps the members of the delegation led by Chef de Mission, Leonie Phinn sang the national anthem and Bob Marley's "One Love" and announced their arrival with "What a gwaan, wi strong".

The receptive crowd waved miniature flags in return.

Chef de Mission Phinn presented former Peruvian athlete, Giorgio Mautino, the Mayor of the Village, with a bag in the colours of the national flag and which contained local spices, Blue Mountain coffee in addition to Jamaican clothing and headgear.

Phinn thanked Mautino for the tremendous hospitality extended to the Jamaican delegation and assured him that she was confident that the Games would be successful.

“Welcome ceremonies are always somewhat emotional for they remind you that the journey for the country now begins and the hoisting of the flag and the National Anthem embody reverence and pride, the feeling of which cannot be underscored,” said JPA President Christopher Samuda.

The Para Pan American village accommodates more than 4,000 para-athletes and officials from the Americas and Caribbean.

Fast bowler Miguel Cummins will replace an injured Keemo Paul in the West Indies squad selected for the first Test against India in Antigua from August 22-26.

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