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Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Men Final

Javon Francis will probably go down as one of Jamaica’s greatest 4x400m runner. This young man dominates the commentary, when it gets to this race.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Men Final

It is believed that if there are three other runners of his caliber, Jamaica would have easily taken gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, we had to settle for a silver medal, as USA anchored by LaShawn Merritt took the gold medal. Christopher Brown of the Bahamas clipped through to take the bronze.

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Javon Francis will probably go down as one of Jamaica’s greatest 4x400m runner. This young man dominates the commentary, when it gets to this race.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The 4x400m Relay Men Final

It is believed that if there are three other runners of his caliber, Jamaica would have easily taken gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics. However, we had to settle for a silver medal, as USA anchored by LaShawn Merritt took the gold medal. Christopher Brown of the Bahamas clipped through to take the bronze.

The race gave us some anxious moments as Botswana maintained second place for majority of the race. Jamaica dabbled with fifth and fourth place, until Javon Francis took the anchor leg. He made light work of Chris Brown, who also made light work of Botswana. At the end, everyone celebrated, Jamaica in its usually form and the crowd cheered loudly, this final night of athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Asafa, Blake, Ashmeade & Usain Bolt Close Down The 4x100m Relay

All eyes were on the ‘big man’, Usain Bolt as he came to the point of completing a ‘triple triple’ and achieve three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

All waited with bated breath as the baton exchanged from Asafa Powell to Yohan Blake to Nickel Ashmeade and finally to Usain Bolt. The ‘triple triple’ was complete and all is well with the world. Afterwards, it was all fun & games, with a little dancing as the Jamaican men, celebrated with a lap of honour.

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All eyes were on the ‘big man’, Usain Bolt as he came to the point of completing a ‘triple triple’ and achieve three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

All waited with bated breath as the baton exchanged from Asafa Powell to Yohan Blake to Nickel Ashmeade and finally to Usain Bolt. The ‘triple triple’ was complete and all is well with the world. Afterwards, it was all fun & games, with a  little dancing as the Jamaican men, celebrated with a lap of honour.

Three teams were close on the line, but in the end a blazing Japan took the silver, USA the bronze and Canada got fourth place. Usain Bolt is an athlete of a quality that might never be seen again. He is fun, humble, draws millions of spectators and a great athlete.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

EVENING SESSION
6:40 p.m.: 4x400m…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The 4x100m Relay Women Final

The race was over in a flash as the USA and Jamaica zipped around the track with Great Britain close behind. Allison Felix gave USA a great advantage, but it was a storming Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce who noticeably ate up the lead. In the end, it was USA for gold, Jamaica with silver and Great Britain took the bronze.

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It was a highly anticipated final and Jamaica did not disappoint, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 4x100m Relay Women Final. The line up included Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Veronica Campbell Brown and Christania Williams.

The race was over in a flash as the USA and Jamaica zipped around the track with Great Britain close behind. Allison Felix gave USA a great advantage, but it was a storming Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce who noticeably ate up the lead. In the end, it was USA for gold, Jamaica with silver and Great Britain took the bronze.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

EVENING SESSION
6:40 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women Round 1
7:10 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men Round 1
8:15 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Women Final
8:35 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Men Final

 

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The 4x400m Men’s Relay Round 1

It was a cracking third and fourth leg by Allen and Francis of Jamaica, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 4x400m Men’s Relay Round 1. Allen took Jamaica from fourth place to hand over behind America. Javon Francis, ‘donkey man’, ran a killer 50m to overtake the American runner, for first place. Jamaica is safely through to the 4x400m Men’s Relay Final. The commentators have hailed Javon Francis as running many legendary anchor legs for Jamaica.

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It was a cracking third and fourth leg by Allen and Francis of Jamaica, at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 4x400m Men’s Relay Round 1. Allen took Jamaica from fourth place to hand over behind America. Javon Francis, ‘donkey man’, ran a killer 50m to overtake the American runner, for first place. Jamaica is safely through to the 4x400m Men’s Relay Final. The commentators have hailed Javon Francis as running many legendary anchor legs for Jamaica.

In the second heat, Bahamas led for most of the race, but the stadium was booming for the Brazil runners to make the finals. They narrowly missed out. Minutes after the race it was announced that Trinidad and Tobago and Great Britain, who won the heat, were disqualified.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

EVENING SESSION
6:40 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women Round 1
7:10 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men Round 1
8:15 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Women Final

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1

Credit must be given to Christine Day of Jamaica, for her leg, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, of the 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1. She gave great effort to put the others in good stead, as the baton made its way around the field, the gap also grew. In the end, Novlene Williams Mills had a good 20 meter lead on the other runners and secured first place comfortably.

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Credit must be given to Christine Day of Jamaica, for her leg, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, of the 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1. She gave great effort to put the others in good stead, as the baton made its way around the field, the gap also grew. In the end, Novlene Williams Mills had a good 20 meter lead on the other runners and secured first place comfortably.

There were no mishaps and all batons remained in the runners hands. USA won the first the first heat with 3:21:42s and Jamaica won the second heat of the 4x400m Women’s Relay Round 1, 3:22:38s.

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Results

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

EVENING SESSION
6:40 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Women Round 1
7:10 p.m.: 4x400m Relay Men Round 1
8:15 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Women Final
8:35 p.m.: 4x100m Relay Men Final

 

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Men’s 200m Final

Usain managed to run 19.79s and seemed to leave his heart and frustration, with not breaking the record, at the finish line. There was no doubt in our minds that the king of speed, the legend would get his gold medal. What we were curious about was whether he would break the world record, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, while doing so.

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Usain managed to run 19.79s and seemed to leave his heart and frustration, with not breaking the record, at the finish line. There was no doubt in our minds that the king of speed, the legend would get his gold medal. What we were curious about was whether he would break the world record, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, while doing so.

Andre De Grasse of Canada swept the silver medal. Christophe Le’Maitre got a well deserved bronze medal after so many years of hard work.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

Results

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

The outcome was what we expected; Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m and 200m. There was no doubt in our minds that the king of speed, the legend would get his gold medal. What we were curious about was whether he would break the world record while doing so. Usain managed to run 19.79s and seemed to leave his heart and frustration, with not breaking the record, at the finish line.

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Bolt strikes gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Men’s 200m Final.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

The outcome was what we expected; Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m and 200m. There was no doubt in our minds that the king of speed, the legend would get his gold medal. What we were curious about was whether he would break the world record while doing so. Usain managed to run 19.79s and seemed to leave his heart and frustration, with not breaking the record, at the finish line.

Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

It was pandemonium in the stadium. Bolt seemed to have taken pictures and blown kisses to everyone in the stadium. The spectators ate it up. The showman of the century, did what he came to do and he basked in the glory given him. His only concern now, is repeating the feat in the 4x100m.

Andre De Grasse of Canada swept the silver medal.

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Women’s 400m Hurdles Final

Jamaica’s had three women, Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final. Unfortunately none was able to medal. Janieve Russell, did not look her best. They finished in fifth, sixth and seventh spot. The USA’s Dalilah Muhammad took the gold and Ashley Spencer took the bronze, with Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark finishing in second place.

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Jamaica’s had three women, Janieve Russell, Leah Nugent and Ristananna Tracey, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Women’s 400m Hurdles Final. Unfortunately none was able to medal. Janieve Russell, did not look her best. They finished in fifth, sixth and seventh spot. The USA’s Dalilah Muhammad took the gold and Ashley Spencer took the bronze, with Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark finishing in second place.

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Results

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

MORNING SESSION

7:55 a.m.: Shot Put Men qualifying Groups A and B
8:00 a.m.: Women’s High Jump qualify-ing round, Groups A and B
9:20 a.m.: Women’s 4x100m relay Round 1
9:40 a.m.: Men’s 4x100m Relay Round 1
10:00 a.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles Final

EVENING SESSION

6:30 p.m.: Shot Put Men’s Final
7:15 p.m.: Women’s 800m semi-final
8:15 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdles Final
8:30 p.m.: Men’s 200m Final

 *Jamaica Time

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Men’s Shot Put Final Results, O’Dayne Richards 8th

Jamaica’s O’Dayne Richards represented today, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Men’s Shot Put Final. He fouled his first attempt but threw 20.64m in another attempt and had to settle for eighth place. It often seemed as if the competition was between the two men repping Red & Blue. The USA took first and second place; Ryan Crouser threw 22.52m, an Olympic record, and Joe Kovacs threw 21.78m. Tomas Walsh of New Zealand took third place.

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Jamaica’s  O’Dayne Richards represented today, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, in the Men’s Shot Put Final. He fouled his first attempt but threw 20.64m in another attempt and had to settle for eighth place. It often seemed as if the competition was between the two men repping Red & Blue. The USA took first and second place; Ryan Crouser threw 22.52m, an Olympic record, and Joe Kovacs threw 21.78m. Tomas Walsh of New Zealand took third place.

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ODayne Richards throwing in the Men's Shot Put Final at ‪#‎Rio2016‬ ‪#‎Olympics

Results

1 Ryan Crouser United States 22.52m
2 Joe Kovacs United States 21.78m
3 Tomas Walsh New Zealand 21.36m
4 Franck Elemba Congo 21.20m
5 Darlan Romani Brazil 21.02m
6 Tomasz Majewski Poland 20.72m
7 David Storl Germany 20.64m
8 O’Dayne Richards Jamaica 20.64m

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

MORNING SESSION

7:55 a.m.: Shot Put Men qualifying Groups A and B
8:00 a.m.: Women’s High Jump qualify-ing round, Groups A and B
9:20 a.m.: Women’s 4x100m…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Photo Highlights & Results Of The Men’s 400m Hurdles Final

Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte looked easy and comfortable getting around the field. He managed to come off all the hurdles with no mishaps, however he was overtaken in the last five meters and had to settle for fifth place. The gold medal went to Kerron Clement who ran a beautifully executed race and now can celebrate, having won the Olympic and World Championship titles. Boniface Mucheru of Kenya took second place.

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The Men’s 400m Hurdles Final started with great disappointment as a false start caused a likely medalist to miss his Olympic dream, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, left the field in tears,  his dream shattered. After a day of dashed dreams, the race finally got underway.

Jamaica’s Annsert Whyte looked easy and comfortable getting around the field. He managed to come off all the hurdles with no mishaps, however he was overtaken in the last five meters and had to settle for fifth place. The gold medal went to Kerron Clement who ran a beautifully executed race and now can celebrate, having won the Olympic and World Championship titles. Boniface Mucheru of Kenya took second place.

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Results

1 47.73s Kerron Clement United States
2 47.78s Boniface Mucheru Kenya
3 47.92s Yasmani Copello Turkey
4 47.97s Thomas Barr Ireland
5 48.07s Annsert Whyte Jamaica
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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Men’s Shot Put, O’Dayne Richards Qualifies For Finals

The men got off early, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, 7:55 a.m. this morning. Jamaican shot put thrower, O’Dayne Richards kept his composure and with his second attempt threw 20.40m. This kept him at 12th place, the mark required to narrowly get through to the finals. Andrei Gag also threw 20.40m, but in his third attempt; as such, he took 13th place.

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The men got off early, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, 7:55 a.m. this morning. Jamaican shot put thrower, O’Dayne Richards kept his composure and with his second attempt threw 20.40m. This kept him at 12th place, the mark required to narrowly get through to the finals. Andrei Gag also threw 20.40m, but in his third attempt; as such, he took 13th place.

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O’Dayne will throw again tonight at 6:30 p.m in the shot put men’s final.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

MORNING SESSION

7:55 a.m.: Shot Put Men qualifying Groups A and B
8:00 a.m.: Women’s High Jump qualify-ing round, Groups A and B
9:20 a.m.: Women’s 4x100m relay Round 1
9:40 a.m.: Men’s 4x100m Relay Round 1
10:00 a.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles Final

EVENING SESSION

6:30 p.m.: Shot Put Men’s Final
7:15 p.m.: Women’s 800m semi-final
8:15 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdles Final
8:30 p.m.: Men’s 200m Final

 *Jamaica Time

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Women’s 200m Final

The night ended with gold for Jamaica in the women’s 200m finals. Elaine Thompson, Jamaica’s new golden girl dominated the event and left it all on the track. In the end, she will be crowned the new double Olympic champion of both the 100m and the 200m. Thompson’s elation was so pure, as she did not realise that she had won the race, until the results were displayed on the score board.

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The night ended with gold for Jamaica in the women’s 200m finals. Elaine Thompson, Jamaica’s new golden girl dominated the event and left it all on the track. In the end, she will be crowned the new double Olympic champion of both the 100m and the 200m. Thompson’s elation was so pure, as she did not realise that she had won the race, until the results were displayed on the score board.

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Dafne Schippers, the World Champion in the event, was very formidable around the track and pushed Thompson along every meter. Even though she fell, some may say dived, at the finish; Dafne came away with the silver medal. Torie Bowie, of the USA, did a valiant run and was rewarded with the bronze medal. Talou placed fourth and Asher-Smith, from Britain, took fifth place. The Trinidad and Tobago runner, Michelle-Lee Ahye had to settle for sixth place…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson Double Olympic Champion of 100m & 200m

Pot covers could be heard clanging all over Jamaica, even before Elaine Thompson completed her race. By the end, ears were ringing and Jamaicans jumped up and down grinning and beaming proudly. Jamaican’s love their sports. We love our athletes and we luv a gold medal.

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Pot covers could be heard clanging all over Jamaica, even before Elaine Thompson completed her race. By the end, ears were ringing and Jamaicans jumped up and down grinning and beaming proudly. Jamaican’s love their sports. We love our athletes and we luv a gold medal.

Elaine has been dominant in both the 200m and 100m, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. She managed to hold off every threat from both Dafne Schippers and our girl Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce. Schippers fell to the ground from her effort after crossing the line in second place. Thompson did not even realize that she had won until after she saw the results, while resting on the track.

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It is only great things that we expect from this young lady, who has made Jamaica proud.

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 Schedule for Jamaican Athletes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

MORNING SESSION
8:55 a.m.: Women’s 800m Round 1

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Men’s 200m Semi Finals

The 200m semi finals served up a huge surprise in the final semi final; Justin Gaitlin (USA) and Yohan Blake of Jamaica are out of the finals. The ‘big man’ Usain Blake and Andre De Grasse looked easy and playful in their semi final and got through to the next round with ease. Nickel Ashmeade was not so fortunate, and placed fourth in his event, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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The 200m semi finals served up a huge surprise in the final semi final; Justin Gaitlin (USA) and Yohan Blake of Jamaica are out of the finals. The ‘big man’ Usain Blake and Andre De Grasse looked easy and playful in their semi final and got through to the next round with ease. Nickel Ashmeade was not so fortunate, and placed fourth in his event, at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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 Schedule for Jamaican Athletes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

MORNING SESSION
8:55 a.m.: Women’s 800m Round 1

AFTERNOON SESSION
6:45 p.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles semi-finals
7:15 p.m.: Women’s Long Jump Final
8:00 p.m.: Men’s 200m semi-finals
8:30 p.m.: Women’s 200m Final
8:55 p.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Final

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles Semi Finals

The Jamaican women did not fair well in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and Megan Simmonds finished fifth, seventh and fifth respectively. All the ladies ran without injury or major mishap unlike several of the hurdlers.

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The Jamaican women did not fair well in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and  Megan Simmonds finished fifth, seventh and fifth respectively. All the ladies ran without injury or major mishap unlike several of the hurdlers.

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1 Brianna Rollins United States 12.47s
2 Kristi Castlin United States 12.63s
3 Pedrya Seymour Bahamas 12.64s
4 Nia Ali United States 12.65s
5 Cindy Roleder Germany 12.69s
6 Cindy Ofili Great Britain 12.71s
7 Phylicia George Canada 12.77s
8 Tiffany Porter Great Britain 12.82s
9 Shermaine Williams Jamaica 12.86s
10 Isabelle Pedersen Norway 12.88s
11 Oluwatobiloba Amusan Nigeria 12.91s
12 Pamela Dutkiewicz Germany 12.92s
13 Andrea Ivančević Croatia 12.93s
14 Nadine Hildebrand Germany 12.95s
15 Megan Simmonds Jamaica 12.95s
16 Clélia Reuse Switzerland 12.96s
17 Cindy Billaud France 13.03s
18 Nooralotta Neziri Finland 13.04s
19 Nickiesha Wilson Jamaica 13.14s
20 Sandra Gomis France 13.23s
21 Alina…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson & Megan Simmonds Out Of The Women’s 100m Hurdles

Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and Megan Simmonds represented Jamaica today in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. It was an evening of harsh disappointments and mishaps in the event as several runners, who were capable of making the finals, crashed into the hurdles.

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Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson and  Megan Simmonds represented Jamaica today in the Women’s 100m hurdles semi finals, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. It was an evening of harsh disappointments and mishaps in the event as several runners, who were capable of making the finals, crashed into the hurdles. Megan Simmonds who looked the best of all three Jamaicans, clipped the hurdle and slipped from first place position, finishing fifth with 12.86s in semi final three.

Shermane Williams (12.86s) was no competition for the ladies in heat one, who came out very hard on the track today. She finished fifth in her heat. Nickiesha Wilson also suffered a similar fate, running 13.14s to finish in seventh place. The first two heats were indeed the fastest.

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Nickiesha Wilson

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Megan Simmonds

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megan simmonds at the rio olympics

megan simmonds at the rio olympics

megan simmonds at the rio olympics

megan simmonds at the rio olympics

megan simmonds at the rio olympics

megan simmonds at the rio olympics

 Schedule for Jamaican Athletes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

MORNING SESSION
8:55 a.m.: Women’s 800m Round 1

AFTERNOON SESSION
6:45 p.m.: Women’s 100m…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaica’s Women Knocked Out Of The Women’s 800m

Wednesday morning was not a good showing for the Jamaican athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simoya Campbell was the first of the Jamaican women in the 800m, running in heat 6. She lead the race for the first 500m but lost her position and came in last. With that result, it is clear that Campbell’s strategy needs to be adjusted, to be able to compete at this level.

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Wednesday morning was not a good showing for the Jamaican athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simoya Campbell was the first of the Jamaican women in the 800m, running in heat 6. She lead the race for the first 500m but lost her position and came in last. With that result, it is clear that Campbell’s strategy needs to be adjusted, to be able to compete at this level.

Kenia Sinclair, running in heat 7, also had a disappointing round; she never emerged from the back of the pack. Sinclair barely managed to overtake one runner to finish in seventh place. Natoya Goule, running in heat 8, was the only Jamaican who looked to be in competitive shape. She lead her heat for the first lap and was eventually overtaken. She placed third, but did not make it to the next round.

Photo Highlights

Simoya Campbell

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simoya campbell in rio

Kenia Sinclair

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Natoya Goule

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Results Of The Men’s 200m Round 1

Tuesday morning was good for Jamaica, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. All the Jamaican men made it through to the 200m semi finals. Blake, Ashmeade and Bolt safely navigated there races.

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Tuesday morning was good for Jamaica, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. All three Jamaican did well and completed their races successfully; with times of 20.15s, 20.19s and 20.28s. Every one eagerly awaited the ‘big man’ Usain Bolt, who ran in heat 9 of the 200m heats. After securing the first 150 meters of the race, Bolt jogged 20.28s, the final 50 meters, surveying his competition with ease.

Yohan Blake started his 200m efforts this morning at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He cruised down at the line and was just nicked out of first place. He seemed comfortable, running 20.13s, and should have no problems in the semi finals. Nickel Ashmeade made his attempt in heat 6, and placed first in his event with 20.15s. He  was pushed by the Great Britain runner, but should perform well in semi finals tomorrow.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

MORNING SESSION
9:05 a.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1
9:50 a.m.: Men’s 200m…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Yohan Blake, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt Moves On To 200m Semi Finals

Jamaica was well represented this morning in Rio, as all three Jamaican well, completed their races successfully; with times of 20.15s, 20.19s and 20.28s.

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Jamaica was well represented this morning in Rio, as all three Jamaican well, completed their races successfully; with times of 20.15s, 20.19s and 20.28s.

Yohan Blake started his 200m efforts this morning at the Rio 2016 Olympics. He cruised down at the line and was just nicked out of first place. He seemed comfortable, running 20.13s, and should have no problems in the semi finals.

Nickel Ashmeade made his attempt in heat 6, and placed first in his event with 20.15s. He  was pushed by the Great Britain runner, but should perform well in semi finals tomorrow.

Every one eagerly awaited the ‘big man’ Usain Bolt, who ran in heat 9 of the 200m heats. After securing the first 150 meters of the race, Bolt jogged 20.28s, the final 50 meters, surveying his competition with ease.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

MORNING SESSION
9:05 a.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1
9:50 a.m.: Men’s…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Usain Bolt Jogs Through to Men’s 200m Semi Finals

Every one eagerly awaited the ‘big man’ Usain Bolt, who ran in heat 9 of the 200m heats. After securing the first 150 meters of the race, Bolt jogged the final 50 meters, surveying his competition with ease.

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Every one eagerly awaited the ‘big man’ Usain Bolt, who ran in heat 9 of the 200m heats. After securing the first 150 meters of the race, Bolt jogged the final 50 meters, surveying his competition with ease.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

MORNING SESSION
9:05 a.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1
9:50 a.m.: Men’s 200m Round 1
AFTERNOON SESSION
6:40 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdles semi-finals
7:05 p.m.: Women’s Long Jump: qualifying round, Groups A and B
7:10 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals
7:35 p.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals
8:00 p.m.: Women’s 200m semi-Final
8:45 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdles Final

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Usain Bolt

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usain bolt in mens 200m at the rio 2016 olympics

usain bolt in mens 200m at the rio 2016 olympics

usain bolt in mens 200m at the rio 2016 olympics

usain bolt in mens 200m at the rio 2016 olympics

usain bolt in mens 200m at the rio 2016 olympics

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Shermane Williams, Nickiesha Wilson & Megan Simmonds Through To Women’s 100m Hurdles Semi Finals

The Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1 started at a great pace this morning, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jamaica’s Shermane Williams, running in heat 1, placed fourth in her heat.

Nickiesha Wilson race came down to a photo finish, as three women crossed the line; it was too close to call by the naked eye. She ran in in heat 4, placed third in her heat. Megan Simmonds had a great run in heat 4, placed second in her heat. She celebrated enthusiastically at the end.

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The Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1 started at a great pace this morning, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Jamaica’s Shermane Williams, running in heat 1, placed fourth in her heat.

Nickiesha Wilson race came down to a photo finish, as three women crossed the line; it was too close to call by the naked eye. She ran in in heat 4, placed third in her heat.  Megan Simmonds had a great run in heat 4, placed second in her heat.  She celebrated enthusiastically at the end.

Jamaica now has three women through to the semi final rounds.

TUESDAY AUGUST 16

MORNING SESSION
9:05 a.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Round 1
9:50 a.m.: Men’s 200m Round 1
AFTERNOON SESSION
6:40 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdles semi-finals
7:05 p.m.: Women’s Long Jump: qualifying round, Groups A and B
7:10 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals
7:35 p.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles semi-finals
8:00 p.m.: Women’s 200m semi-Final
8:45 p.m.:…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Jamaican Deuce Carter Grabs Second Chance In Men’s 110m Hurdles

“I was trying my hardest to console him but he was really devastated,” said McLeod, the gold medal favourite. “I can just imagine how he feels, it’s his first Olympics and he had the ability to make the final. It’s heartbreaking to be honest.”

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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Jamaica’s Deuce Carter advanced to the semi-finals of the Olympic 110m hurdles at the second attempt on Monday after he was allowed to take part in a re-run heat after rain played havoc with the competition.

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod splashed through the puddles to win the first heat but compatriot Carter, completely thrown by running in rain for the first time, was disqualified from Heat 2 after hitting a hurdle and going out of his lane.

More rain eventually led to the suspension of the heats but not before the first two had been run in what McLeod described as “atrocious” conditions.

“I was trying my hardest to console him but he was really devastated,” said McLeod, the gold medal favourite. “I can just imagine how he feels, it’s his first Olympics and he had the ability to make the final. It’s heartbreaking to be…

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Shaunae Miller Denies Allison Felix Gold In Women’s 400m Finals

Everyone was looking for Allison Felix to go home with another gold medal. But, that was not to be. In one of the most dramatic races of the Olympics, the Bahamian, Shaunae Miller created a dramatic upset and will be going home as the Olympic 400m champion.

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On Monday, August 15, 2016,  at the Rio 2016 Olympics; everyone was looking for Allison Felix to go home with another gold medal. But, that was not to be. In one of the most dramatic races of the Olympics, the Bahamian, Shaunae Miller created a dramatic upset and will be going home as the Olympic 400m champion.

Ms. Miller ran the race of her life and lead for most of the race; until the last 20 meters, where Allison Felix closed on her, in perfect timing. Miller seeming to be on her last, lent at the finish and ended up taking a dive at the finish line.

Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson will be taking home a well deserved bronze medal, having done a personal best in the semi finals. If her time was repeated, who knows if she would not be on a different part of the podium.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15

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Rio 2016 Olympics: Janieve Russell, Ristananna Tracey Through To Women’s 400m Hurdles Semi Finals

Most of the talk was about the third fastest woman in the event this year, Janieve Russell, and how unfit or not up to par she looked. Even with a second place finish, commentators dissected the Jamaican and questioned the wisdom of her running the event.

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Rio 2016 Olympics was filled with both good and bad dramatic moments this evening. Jamaica had one mishap, as Leah Nugent, second in her heat, was disqualified and will not move forward to the semi finals of the women’s 400m hurdles.

However, most of the talk was about the third fastest woman in the event this year, Janieve Russell, and how unfit or not up to par she looked. Even with a second place finish, commentators dissected the Jamaican and questioned the wisdom of her running the event.

Ristananna Tracey performed well and finished first in her heat.

MONDAY, AUGUST 15

MORNING SESSION
7:30 a.m.: Men’s Triple jump qualifying round, Groups A and B
7:35 a.m.: Women’s 200m Round 1
9:35 a.m.: Men’s 400m Hurdles Round 1

EVENING SESSION
6:30p.m.: Women’s Discus Throw qualifying round, Group A
6:40 p.m.: Men’s 110m Hurdles Round 1
7:30 p.m.: Women’s 400m Hurdles…

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