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US$300,000 For Usain Bolt To Run At Paris Diamond League

Organizers of the July 2013 Paris Diamond League will reportedly be paying Jamaican track star Usain Bolt US$300,000 in order to guarantee his appearance at the event.

The 26 year old Bolt won 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold at last year’s Olympics in London, repeating the feat that he first achieved in Beijing four years earlier. Before his repeat last year, Bolt’s fee was reportedly US$250,000 per meeting.

The Paris Diamond league meeting will be the ninth on the main athletics circuit this year.




Posted: February 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Diamond League | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Jacques Harvey Leaves MVP Track Club For Lance Brauman’s Camp

Reports indicate that one of Jamaica’s most promising young sprinters, 21 year old Jacques Harvey, has left the MVP Track Club for the programme of Florida-based coach Lance Brauman. There he will reportedly join up with fellow Jamaicans Ramone McKenzie and Nickel Ashmeade along with American superstar Tyson Gay.

Harvey’s most notable achievements thus far are: (1) Winning gold in the 100m (time of 10.14 seconds) at the 2011 World University Games in China and (2) Winning the college 100m race at the Penn Relays earlier this year.




Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Filed under: General | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Jamaicans at the 2012 Brussels Diamond League – September 7, 2012 – Results

Several Jamaicans competed yesterday in events at the Brussels Diamond League meeting in Belgium. From a Jamaican perspective, the highlights of the day were: (1) Usain Bolt clinching the overall Diamond League 100m title with a narrow win over Nesta Carter (2nd) and Kemar Bailey-Cole (3rd); (2) Kemar Bailey-Cole doing a new personal best time of 9.97 seconds in that 100m race; (3) Yohan Blake dominating the 200m race, winning in a time of 19.54s ahead of his training partner Jason Young and (4) Kaliese Spencer being confirmed as the overall Diamond League winner in the women’s 400m hurdles race which she won.

Below we’ve detailed the results of all the events in which Jamaicans participated earlier today at the 2012 Brussels Diamond League:

Women’s 400m Hurdles

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
SPENCER Kaliese
JAM
53.69
 
0.160
24
1
2
SHAKES-DRAYTON Perri
GBR
53.89
0.190
8
2
3
HEJNOVÁ Zuzana
CZE
54.09
0.152
7
3
4
ODUMOSU Ajoke
NGR
55.47
0.206
5
YAROSHCHUK Hanna
UKR
55.61
0.198
6
OUÉDRAOGO Elodie
BEL
56.44
0.163
7
TRACEY Ristananna
JAM
56.86
 
0.250
8
BARBOSA Vera
POR
58.41
0.173
WALKER Melaine
JAM
DQ
R 163.3a
0.199
7
4

 

Men’s 110m Hurdles

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
MERRITT Aries
USA
12.80
WR
0.145
18
1
2
RICHARDSON Jason
USA
13.05
0.147
18
2
3
PARCHMENT Hansle
JAM
13.14
 
0.157
3
4
4
SHUBENKOV Sergey
RUS
13.21
0.165
1
5
5
OLIVER David
USA
13.21
0.171
5
3
6
FOURIE Lehann
RSA
13.24
AR
0.133
7
WILSON Ryan
USA
13.26
0.144
8
BRATHWAITE Ryan
BAR
13.39
0.156
9
CLARKE Lawrence
GBR
13.71
0.148

 

Women’s Triple Jump

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND
DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
RYPAKOVA Olga
KAZ
14.72
+0.4
24
1
14.27
(+0.4)
14.62
(+0.2)
14.72
(+0.4)
14.62
(+0.5)
14.55
(+0.2)
2
SALADUKHA Olha
UKR
14.40
+0.1
14
2
14.24
(0.0)
14.40
(+0.1)
14.29
(0.0)
x
(+0.6)
x
(+0.2)
x
(+0.1)
3
ŠESTAK Marija
SLO
14.10
-0.1
2
4
13.78
(0.0)
x
(+0.2)
14.10
(-0.1)
13.73
(+0.1)
13.92
(0.0)
x
(+0.3)
4
KNYAZHEVA Hanna
UKR
13.93
+0.1
13.35
(-0.4)
13.93
(+0.1)
13.78
(+0.2)
x
(+0.2)
13.41
(-0.1)
13.90
(+0.1)
5
WILLIAMS Kimberly
JAM
13.90
+0.4
 
6
3
   
13.57
(-0.1)
13.90
(+0.4)
x
(+0.5)
x
(+0.2)
x
(-0.4)
x
(+0.3)
6
VELDÁKOVÁ Dana
SVK
13.88
0.0
13.58
(+0.1)
13.54
(+0.3)
13.88
(0.0)
x
(+0.3)
x
(+0.1)
7
BOLSHAKOVA Svetlana
BEL
13.85
+0.2
13.79
(-0.1)
x
(0.0)
13.67
(+0.2)
13.85
(+0.2)
x
(+0.2)
x
(+0.2)
8
VALYUKEVICH Viktoriya
RUS
13.80
0.0
13.80
(0.0)
12.70
(+0.1)
13.77
(0.0)
x
(0.0)
9
LEBEDEVA Tatyana
RUS
13.77
+0.7
1
5
13.62
(+0.2)
13.32
(+0.3)
13.77
(+0.7)

 

Men’s 100m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
BOLT Usain
JAM
9.86
 
0.183
16
1
2
CARTER Nesta
JAM
9.96
 
0.158
8
2
 
3
BAILEY COLE Kemar
JAM
9.97
PB
0.181
2
4
4
COLLINS Kim
SKN
10.03
0.180
5
ASHMEADE Nickel
JAM
10.03
 
0.145
6
BAILEY Ryan
USA
10.04
0.159
6
3
7
VICAUT Jimmy
FRA
10.06
0.155
8
PHIRI Gerald
ZAM
10.23
0.156
9
ANDERSON Kenroy
JAM
10.32
 
0.141

 

Men’s 200m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME
1
BLAKE Yohan
JAM
19.54
 
0.165
2
YOUNG Jason
JAM
19.92
 
0.185
3
LEMAITRE Christophe
FRA
20.17
0.187
4
WEIR Warren
JAM
20.22
 
0.184
5
NEWMAN Calesio
USA
20.32
0.153
6
PATTON Darvis
USA
20.53
0.158
7
AIKINES-ARYEETEY Harry
GBR
20.85
0.174

 

Men’s 400m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
BORLÉE Kevin
BEL
44.75
0.166
10
1
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2
BORLÉE Jonathan
BEL
45.02
0.183
9
3
3
GORDON Lalonde
TRI
45.13
0.184
2
5
4
SANTOS Luguelín
DOM
45.31
0.209
10
2
5
ROONEY Martyn
GBR
45.56
0.183
6
SMITH Calvin
USA
45.58
0.240
7
TAYLOR Angelo
USA
45.80
0.199
6
4
8
FOTHERGILL Allodin
JAM
45.87
 
0.219
 
 
 
9
MCDONALD Rusheen
JAM
46.63
 
0.196
 
 

 

Women’s 200m

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT REACTION TIME DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING
1
SOUMARE Myriam
FRA
22.63
0.203
8
2
2
MCLAUGHLIN Anneisha
JAM
22.70
 
0.267
6
3
 
3
WILLIAMS Charonda
USA
22.74
0.227
12
1
4
HENRY-ROBINSON Samantha
JAM
22.84
 
0.233
5
KNIGHT Bianca
USA
22.86
0.186
5
4
6
RYEMYEN Mariya
UKR
23.06
0.206
1
5
7
GRENOT Libania
ITA
23.17
0.210
8
FEDORIVA Aleksandra
RUS
23.52
0.194
9
CLAES Hanne
BEL
23.66
0.166



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