Jamaican sprinting talent Kiara Grant won the women's 200m at the Great Dane Classic here on Saturday, 11 January.
Kiara Grant

Former Alpha Academy athlete Kiara Grant is Jamaica’s new junior 100m record holder.

The Norfolk State University sophomore ran 11.11 seconds to erase the previous mark of 11.12 held by Veronica Campbell-Brown, set back in 2000.

Grant finished second in the Mid East Athletics Conference Outdoor Championship final on May 4, 2019. Kayla White, a senior at North Carolina A&T, won the event in 10.96s.

She ran 11.07 backed by a +3.4m/s wind in the heats.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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