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Jamaica Gleaner Sport
published: Wednesday | August 20, 2008

More silver for Jamaica
BEIJING: JAMAICA'S ATHLETES at the 2008 Beijing Olympics have all been feeding off the positive energy of world 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt. The latest to do so was Shericka Williams who, along with Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu...

Hammond soars to long jump final

BEIJING: NATIONAL CHAMPION Chelsea Hammond, appearing in her first Olympics, will compete in the long jump final on Friday.Hammond, a New York-based 25-year-old, had a best leap of 6.60 metres to reach the last 12 of the event after finishing eighth in qualifying Group A...

Reggae Boyz ready for Canada, says Simoes

TORONTO: WHETHER THE youthful backup staff will complement the seasoned members of Jamaica's team well enough to hold off Canada's well-fortified unit in their house is the big question to be answered when the Reggae Boyz...

Hue keen to shine for Jamaica

TORONTO: JERMAINE HUE is looking to grasp this chance to maintain a spot in the national football squad. The Harbour View star was recently recalled to the squad preparing for tonight's CONCACAF semi-final round World Cup qualifier by Jamaica Football...

No mercy from Canadians, despite local ties

TORONTO, Canada: TWO KEY components in Cana-da's bid to beat the Reggae Boyz in tonight's crucial World Cup quali-fier here have fond ties to Jamaica.However, midfielder Julian de Guzman and forward DeWayne De Rosario will be in no mood to show any compassion...

Champs Waterhouse face portmore in tough test today

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS Waterhouse will oppose Portmore Strikers in today's feature game of the Jamaica Football Fede-ration (JFF) Sherwin Williams Women's Premier League competition at the Waterhouse Mini Stadium.In the day's other games, former champions...

Foster-Hylton poised to retire

BEIJING: BRIGITTE FOSTER-Hylton hinted that she had run her last race in national colours while Delloreen Ennis-London vowed she would give it one more try as both finished down the track in yesterday's eventful women's Olympic 100m hurdles final...

'Something special' in store for Team Jamaica

BEIJING: MINISTER OF Information, Culture, Youth and Sports, Olivia Grange, says the Government is working on "something special" to honour the athletes, who have been producing a number of outstanding performances at the 2008 Beijing Olympics...

Aguero brace sends Argentina into final

BEIJING (AP): SERGIO AGUERO scored two second-half goals in seven minutes yesterday and later set up another to lead Argentina to a 3-0 win over rivals Brazil and into their second straight Olympic final.Aguero opened the scoring for the defending...

US women through to semis

BEIJING (AP): SYLVIA FOWLES scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Tuesday to lead the United States women's basketball team to a 104-60 rout of South Korea and an Olympic semi-final berth. It's the sixth straight Olympics that the Americans have advanced to the medal round...

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