US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay
For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton exchange in what has been a ritual since before anyone on this team was born. Bracy fell behind in the anchor leg after twice reaching back and whiffing on the exchange from Elijah Hall, who went tumbling to the ground after he finally got the stick into his teammate's hand.news.yahoo.com
Jackson celebrates 200 win at worlds after Tokyo heartache
Jamaica's Shericka Jackson can finally go watch the replay. The one of the race where she gave away her chance to be an Olympic champion. Jackson was among the medal favorites last year in Tokyo, but a miscalculation midway through her preliminary heat caused her to slow down.news.yahoo.com
Fraser-Pryce back on top, leads Jamaican sweep in 100 meters
When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce saw her name come up first Sunday night in the 100-meter final, she pumped her right fist in the air twice and let out a loud scream toward the stands. The 35-year-old mom sped her way back to the top of the sprint game, winning her fifth world title in the 100 — that's two more than Bolt amassed during his decade of dominance — by leading a Jamaican sweep and knocking off the favorite, two-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah. Running out of Lane 6, Fraser-Pryce led all the way on a gorgeous, 74-degree night in Oregon and crossed the line in 10.67 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Meet the 3 Fastest Women in the World, a Team Jamaica – Clean Sweep!
By Blacknews.comNATIONWIDE — The small island of Jamaica has made history once again in the world of sports. Three runners — Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson — recently became the fastest women in the world during the 100-meter dash at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. With her win, Thompson-Herah broke the second-fastest time in history set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner, who became the fastest woman in the world in 1988. That was the same year that Usain Bolt, who is also Jamaican, became the fastest man in the world. Bolt proudly celebrated the historic 2021 win by the three women by tweeting: “Clean Sweep.. #TeamJamaica”thewestsidegazette.com
Track group calls for change of Olympic protest rule
The IOC earlier this year reiterated its support of the rule that restricts protests inside the lines at the games. But in the aftermath of protests that stemmed from George Floyd's killing in May, the committee said it would consider measures that would allow athletes to make stronger protests. Among the board members signing off on the statement are Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor, Emma Coburn, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Berry was an outspoken critic of the USOPC earlier this year when it made public shows of solidarity with Black athletes, suggesting the USOPC never reached out to her on the issue. The USOPC has formed an athletes' group to look into ways to combat racism, which could include calling for changes in the rule known as Rule 50.
Just Being Funny: How Lil Jamrock got me exiled from the library
Rebecca couldnt finish her report because she didnt have a library card and was unable to return before her deadline. Lil Jamrock didnt cross my mind until the next week when the librarian said I had one book checked out. Because of Lil Butu I lost access to my favourite place on Earth: The library. So much stress and devastation from trying to hide books in the library all books, not just those covered in lady juices. To make things worse-er-er, I couldnt even spend detention reading books because I COULDNT USE MY LIBRARY CARD!sflcn.com
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crowned fastest woman in world
(CNN) - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further staked her claim as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time by storming to victory in the women's 100 meters final at the World Championships in Doha. The Jamaican blew away a world-class field in a time of 10.71 seconds to claim her fourth world championship title in the discipline and eighth world title overall. Sunday's victory came just 13 months after Fraser-Pryce gave birth to her first son, Zyon. With years of experience on her side, Fraser-Pryce looked composed throughout the race with her trademark style lightening up the competition. The IAAF did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on the issue of crowd number at the Doha event.