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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BEST ATHLETES IN THE WORLD…
SHELLY ANN AND USAIN
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.
Shelly-Ann is the first woman to win both the 100M and 200M Diamond League titles in the same year…
Last Out The Blocks - Bolt First To The Line
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.
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)
teamwork makes the dream work. (shoutout to jamaicaolympics)
pocket rocket <3
All Four Jamaicans qualify for the 100 M finals!!!
the only one left to win for jamaica next month in moscow
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
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
KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Jamaica Athletics Administration Association (JAAA) in a terse statement today confirmed that sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has been provisionally suspended from competition pending the findings of a disciplinary panel that will hear her case.
“We also wish to point out that Mrs Veronica Campbell-Brown voluntarily withdrew herself from competition and accepted the provisional suspension,” the JAAA release said.