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Photo: Usain Bolt, right, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hold their “2013 Athlete of the Year Awards” in Monaco. They were awarded by the International Athletic Foundation (IAAF), during the 2013 World Athletics Gala Awards. - AP/Lionel Cironneau

Photo: Usain Bolt, right, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hold their “2013 Athlete of the Year Awards” in Monaco. They were awarded by the International Athletic Foundation (IAAF), during the 2013 World Athletics Gala Awards. - AP/Lionel Cironneau

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Five Namibia athletes arrived in Jamaica for training

Five of Namibia’s top athletes have arrived in Jamaica to start training at the University of Technology (UTech).

The athletes will be part of a long term training programme with the aim of improving Namibia’s chances of winning medals at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Namibia’s male and female sprint champions Hitjiverue Kaanjuka and Globine Mayova head the list of five, which included female hurdles champion Lelanie Klaasman, 400m female champion Tjipekapora Herunga and male sprinter Dantago Gurirab.

According to reports, under the programme, the Namibian athletes will train with Jamaican superstars like Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell while they will also study sport management and journalism at the University of Technology of Jamaica.

The athletes are accompanied by Namibian athletics coach Letu Hamhola.

In the 1990′s Frankie Fredericks, Namibia’s world indoor 200m record holder with 19.92, was among the world’s best sprinters. He won four silver medals at the Olympic Games (two in 1992 and two in 1996), making him Namibia’s first and so far only Olympic medalist. He also won gold medals at the World Championships, World Indoor Championships, All-Africa Games and Commonwealth Games.

http://trackalerts.com/2013/09/10/five-namibia-athletes-arrived-in-jamaica-for-training/

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Shelly-Ann is the first woman to win both the 100M and 200M Diamond League titles in the same year…

CONGRATS!!!

Shelly-Ann is the first woman to win both the 100M and 200M Diamond League titles in the same year…

CONGRATS!!!

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Last Out The Blocks - Bolt First To The Line
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Usain Bolt was the last one out the block at today’s Zurich Diamond league but power through to win the 100 meter in 9.90 seconds.
The Jamaican sprint legend clowns arch rival Justin Gatlin as he cross the finish line.

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Last Out The Blocks - Bolt First To The Line

(Follow our blogs HERE & HERE)

Usain Bolt was the last one out the block at today’s Zurich Diamond league but power through to win the 100 meter in 9.90 seconds.

The Jamaican sprint legend clowns arch rival Justin Gatlin as he cross the finish line.

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MOSCOW, Russsia — Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt greets a young admirer with the fist, a popular gesture in Jamaica, after he competed in the men’s 200m semi-final of the 14th IAAF World Championships inside the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

MOSCOW, Russsia — Jamaica’s sprint king Usain Bolt greets a young admirer with the fist, a popular gesture in Jamaica, after he competed in the men’s 200m semi-final of the 14th IAAF World Championships inside the Luzhniki Stadium yesterday. (PHOTO: GARFIELD ROBINSON)

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Martin Manley wraps himself with the Jamaican flag after winning the 400 metres at the Eighth IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, yesterday. (PHOTO: JIRO MOCHOZUKI)Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-moves-to-top-of-medal-pile-with-record-wins#ixzz2ZEXUeEXH

Martin Manley wraps himself with the Jamaican flag after winning the 400 metres at the Eighth IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, yesterday. (PHOTO: JIRO MOCHOZUKI)

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-moves-to-top-of-medal-pile-with-record-wins#ixzz2ZEXUeEXH

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Jamaica’s Martin Manley drops to his knees after winning the gold in the 400 metres in a personal best World Youth leading mark 45.89 seconds at the Eighth IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, yesterday. (PHOTO: JIRO MOCHOZUKI)Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-moves-to-top-of-medal-pile-with-record-wins#ixzz2ZEXJbRUz

Jamaica’s Martin Manley drops to his knees after winning the gold in the 400 metres in a personal best World Youth leading mark 45.89 seconds at the Eighth IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine, yesterday. (PHOTO: JIRO MOCHOZUKI)

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Ja-moves-to-top-of-medal-pile-with-record-wins#ixzz2ZEXJbRUz

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