Nicholls fades in hurdles final

22 July 2016

MICHAEL NICHOLLS was near his best again, but it wasn’t quite good enough this time. Barbados’ promising sprint hurdler had to settle for sixth yesterday after running an encouraging 13.45 seconds in the final of the 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF World Under-20... Read More


Bronze for Burke in Poland

20 July 2016

MARIO BURKE HAS WON Barbados’ first medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Burke took bronze in the men’s 100 metres, clocking 10.26 seconds in the final event on the programme this evening. Noah Lyles of the United States won gold... Read More


Burke tops Caribbean qualifiers

20 July 2016

BYDGOSZCZ – Mario Burke of Barbados led a quartet of Caribbean qualifiers in the men’s 100 metres in the morning session of the first day of the IAAF Under-20 Championships in Poland yesterday. Burke was the fastest of the Caribbean qualifiers, winning his heat in... Read More


Aregawi not picked for Rio

18 July 2016

STOCKHOLM – Abeba Aregawi will not be selected for next month’s Rio Olympics despite having her doping suspension lifted following a positive test for meldonium, the Swedish Athletics Association (SAA) said on Sunday. Aregawi has not competed in 2016 due to her suspension,... Read More


Barbados finish second at CUT

18 July 2016

THE GOLDEN efforts were limited when it mattered most in the relays leaving Barbados’ junior athletes to play second fiddle once again to regional track and field powerhouse Jamaica by a mere four points. Jamaica predictably dominated the relays to overtake the Barbadians... Read More


CUT Games 2016: Day 1 results

16 July 2016

Results from the first day of the 2016 Caribbean Union of Teachers Games in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Under-13 Girls’ High Jump: 1. Sikia Best (Barbados) 1.44 metres, 2. Ayazmia Dolphin (St Kitts) 1.41, 3. Kayla-Gray Clarke (Jamaica) 1.38m Under-13 Boys’... Read More


Gold and silver to start NACAC

16 July 2016

BARBADOS WON GOLD AND SILVER on the opening day of the 9th NACAC Under-23 Championships in El Salvador. Akela Jones, who has qualified for the Rio Olympic Games, won the women’s high jump with a new championship record of 1.91 metres. In besting the field, she... Read More


Gold rush to start CUT Games

15 July 2016

TEAM BARBADOS cleaned up the morning session with seven gold medals as the 2016 Caribbean Union of Teachers Games got underway today in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Of the eight events contested, Barbados won seven gold and one silver to make an emphatic start... Read More


Blake wins 100, Bolt injured

02 July 2016

KINGSTON – Yohan Blake won Jamaica’s men’s 100 metres Olympic trials in 9.95 seconds on Friday after world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt pulled out minutes before the final with a hamstring injury. Bolt handed in a medical exemption after aggravating in Friday’s... Read More


Out of time

29 June 2016

THEY’VE BEEN SHORT on times all season. Now Barbados’ best hurdlers may be out of time. The clock has all but run out on Ryan Brathwaite, Shane Brathwaite and Greggmar Swift after the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) named an initial seven-member squad to... Read More


Burke leading team to World Juniors

29 June 2016

BARBADOS’ fastest junior Mario Burke is set spearhead a strong seven-member World Juniors athletics team that also includes CARIFTA Games’ double medallists Sada Williams and Jonathan Jones. Burke, who will run both the 100 and 200 metres, will be joined by fellow... Read More


Rio too soon

28 June 2016

CARL LEWIS has other plans in mind for Mario Burke. World Juniors plans. Track and field’s greatest Olympian isn’t quite targeting a spot for Burke at the Summer Games as he wants his ward to focus on becoming the 100 metres champion at the IAAF World Junior Championships.... Read More


Gittens books 200 spot

28 June 2016

RAMON GITTENS can hardly put a foot wrong now. Literally. Barbados’ best sprinter now has his choice of events to do at Rio, having also qualified for the Olympics in the 200 metres following Sunday night’s title-winning effort at the National Stadium. It was... Read More


Kierre ready for Rio Olympics

27 June 2016

KIERRE BECKLES is Rio bound. The same, though, can’t be said of Barbados’ other high-profile hurdlers. Olympic qualification seems a hurdle too high to clear right now for Shane Brathwaite, Ryan Brathwaite and Greggmar Swift, as the trio fell way short of this... Read More


Beckles heading to Rio

25 June 2016

KIERRE BECKLES has punched her ticket to Rio. Barbados’ national record holder is going to the Olympics now after finally meeting the qualifying time in the women's 110 hurdles at the ongoing National Championships in Athletics. Running in tonight's prelims at... Read More


Akela sets Olympic goals

24 June 2016

AKELA JONES is giving herself two shots at Olympic glory. The speculation is finally over, as Barbados’ darling of the track revealed she’ll be contesting not just the heptathlon, but the high jump as well at the upcoming Rio Games. Jones explained the reason... Read More


Big three for Nationals

23 June 2016

THE SPRINTS should be electrifying this weekend. That’s because the island’s fastest men, Levi Cadogan, Mario Burke and Burkheart Ellis, have all indicated they are in great shape and keen to meet the qualifying standards in the 100 metres for the Rio Olympics.... Read More


A THORNY ISSUE: Hurdlers’ time to shine

22 June 2016

IT’S LOOKING LIKE the hurdles will take the spotlight at this weekend’s National Track & Field Championships at the National Stadium. That’s because none of the top hurdlers have reached the qualifying standards for the Rio Olympics and the trials provide them with... Read More


IAAF rejects allegations against Coe

17 June 2016

LONDON – Athletics’ governing body the IAAF has rejected claims by the BBC that its president Sebastian Coe misled a British government probe into doping and that he was helped in his presidential campaign by the son of his predecessor in the position. The BBC’s... Read More


Puma with Pride

17 June 2016

USAIN BOLT’s brand is now also running with Bajan track and field. The best of Barbadian athletics will be decked out in PUMA for the upcoming Rio Olympics, as the Athletics Association of Barbados (AAB) signed a partnership with the global sporting brand. Under... Read More


New time on Leacock’s clock

14 June 2016

RIVALDO LEACOCK starred on the final day of the Olympians Classic at the National Stadium on Sunday. Leacock not only hammered a top field in the men’s open of the 400 metres hurdles but also set a new junior national record. He clocked 50.90 seconds in a race he... Read More




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