Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is one of two Jamaicans to receive the 2019 International Humanitarian Award this Friday, October 25 in New York City.

Former Jamaica high school star, Christopher, Taylor is back on the track after a hamstring injury had forced him into aborting his season and plans to go to the World Championships later this year.

The 400-metre athlete, who got injured during preparations for the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championship, quit school right after and turned pro, before going to the United States to join the Tumbleweed Tack Club in .

Today, Taylor turned up in Belgium and on his first outing back on the track, looked strong, leading his 400-metre event at the Meeting voor Mon Leuven (Flanders Cup) from blocks to tape to win in 45.62 seconds, a season’s best.

Canada’s Graeme Thompson was well beaten, finishing second in 46.43, while France’s Thomas Jordier was third in 47.01.

The field was rounded out by the Netherlands Dobber Jochem (47.14) Spain’s Echeverry Andres (47.38), Canada’s Austin Cole (47.43), France’s Gilles Biron (47.90) and Michael Rossaert (49.43).

Taylor holds personal bests of 10.11 in the 100m, which equals the national junior record, 20.35 for the 200m and 44.88 for the 400m, the fastest-ever by a Jamaican at the junior level.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's Candice McLeod clocked 53.63 for second place in the B-race of the women's 400m.  Yasmin Liverpool of Great Britain easily won in 53.03.

Jonielle Smith said she is proud of the silver medal her team won at the 2019 IAAF World Relays that concluded in Yokohama, Japan on Sunday.

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell has pulled out of this weekend’s Meeting de Paris after reportedly sustaining a hamstring injury.

The 36-year-old Powell was expected to make a return to the track after a long lay-off, to compete in the men’s 60m where he was expected to face European Indoor Champion Richard Kilty of Great Britain.  The field also included American Mike Rodgers and Cuban star Yunier Perez.

Powell, who missed the Commonwealth Games last year due to injury, remains in pursuit of 100 sub-10 clockings but has found himself stuck three away for the past few years.

The January 27th indoor meeting, listed as an Indoor Permit Meeting, will also feature a French contingent of hometown heroes led by Renaud Lavillenie, Kevin Mayer and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.

Two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce said her achievements would not have been possible without the help of ‘the village’ – from her mother to her primary school teacher to her coach.

There was no surprise in the women's 800m as one of the most dominant women in global athletics took the victory with a dominating performance. Caster Semenya of South Africa led from start to finish to reach the finish in 1:54.77, barely half a second off the national record she set in Paris earlier this year.

Nathaniel Bann, one of Jamaica’s most promising high school athletes, leaves the island on Monday for the University of Kentucky (UK) for classes that begin on Wednesday.

Jamaica sprint star Elaine Thompson has cut the current season short after being persistently hampered by the effects of a troublesome Achilles tendon injury.

Jamaica’s Janieve Russell and the United States’ Shamier Little have begun to develop a little bit of a rivalry in the women’s 400-metre hurdles with the latter enjoying the latest laugh at the Muller Anniversary Games, the London stop for the IAAF Diamond League. 

Jamaica triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts put in a stellar performance to claim the women’s event on day two of the Athletics World Cup on Sunday.

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