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DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 27: Tajay Gayle of Jamaica competes in the Men's Long Jump qualification during day one of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 27, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

World champion Tajay Gayle launched his 2021 season on a winning note. Nesta Carter beat Yohan Blake in the men’s 200m at Saturday’s (27 Feb) JAAA Qualifying Series held at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Video of selected races are here at this link or watch the full stream here … Also full results are at this link

Gayle’s season opener was 8.03m to win the men’s long jump.

Carter (MVP) ran 21.42 to beat Kadrian Goldson (GC Foster College), 21.58 and Yohan Blake (Titans) 21.72 in his heat. Jamoi Jackson (MVP), 21.71 to win heat 5, was third overall.

Ashanti Moore, running unattached, was the fastest in the women’s 100m with 11.61 against a -2.9m/s wind. The next best was Kashieka Cameron (MVP), who finished second in the same heat with 11.73 and Jodean Williams (Racers), 11.87.

Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain/Racers) won the men’s 100m in 10.37 ahead of Oshane Bailey (Sprinter) 10.39 and Oblique Seville (Racers), 10.41 against a -3.8m/s wind.
Michael Stephens (Racers), the winner of heat five in 10.59, finished fourth overall.

Ronald Levy took the men’s 110m hurdles, winning in 13.94 ahead of his MVP teammate Norman Pittersgill, 14.49.

After three false starts in the men’s 60m dash, Asafa Powell and company decided to take no further part in the event.

Roneisha McGregor (UWI Mona) topped the women’s 400m in 52.28, the fastest time in the world this year. Christine Day (Cameron Blazers) finished second in 52.59 and Bahamian Anthonique Strachan (MVP), third in 53.55.

Petersfield High’s schoolboy Antonio Watson ran 46.27 to beat Anthony Cox (Racers) 46.35 and Akani Slaters (Sprinter) 46.93.

Barbadian Sada Williams (MVP) ran away with the women’s 200m in 23.32 to finish ahead of her teammate Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 23.59. Tiffany James-Rose (Cameron Blazers), the winner of heat one in 23.79, finished third overall.

Kimar Farquharson won the men’s 800m in 1:50.81 ahead of Jorge Liranzo (Cameron Blazers) 1:52.81.

Junelle Bromfield was the lone competitor in the women’s 800m, and she crossed the line in 2:11.76.

Chad Wright (Throwers R Us) threw 57.44 in the men’s discus to win.

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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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