Jamaican sprinter Grace Jackson in action at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in London, England, circa 1990. (Photo by Eileen Langsley/Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Former Jamaican sprinter Grace Jackson is celebrating her 59th birthday today (14 June).

Jackson competed in the 100m and 200m for Jamaica for more than a decade in the 70s and 80s. She won the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games 200m silver medal.

At the World Championships, Jackson won 200m silver in Budapest 1989 and bronze over the same distance in Indianapolis 1987.

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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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