erect a statue of six time
Olympian Merlene Ottey. This statue will
be the second for a Jamaican Olympian, and the first for a female
athlete. The first statue is located at
the National Stadium in Kingston.
Merlene Ottey has the world indoor record 21.87 for 200 meters since 1993, and as won the most Jamaican yearly Sports Woman award, she is one of Jamaica's leading sprinters from 100 to 400 meters. for more>>>>
Order of Merit was conferred on Herb McKenley. Herb is the only
athlete to run in an Olympic 100, 200 & 400 meters
final, and the first
athlete to run a sub 45sec (44.60)on a 4x400
relay. Herb has many other first as a Jamaican, setting the a new world
record for 400 meters, making the Penn Relays Wall of Fame, and he was
the key on third leg in defeating the USA in the 1952 Olympics and in
the process giving the Jamaican team(A. Wint, L. Laing & G. Rhoden) an
Olympic and World Record,
|Asafa Powell puts the numbers on the board, he has equal Maurice Greene's nine (9) sub 10 sec for 100 meters in one year, and came within a whiskers of running a sub 20sec (20.06) for 200 meters. Asafa owns 75 percent of of sub 10sec by a Jamaican sprinter, Raymond Stewart has two(2) and Percival Spencer one(1). These performances should place Asafa up there for the Jamaican Sports Man award, (For More)||
The Jamaica International Track & Field Invitational May 7, 2005,
in it's second edition, features Asafa Powell - Jam vs Kim Collins-St
Kitts vs Darrel Brown T&T at the National Stadium in Kingston.
Olympians medalist from Athens will be down for this meet Galore, Veronica Campbell, Aleen Bailey, Sherone Simpson, Tayna Lawrence, Michelle Burgher, Danny McFarlane, Davian Clarke, Mark-Lewis Francis, Felix Sanchez, Usain Bolt, Muna Lee, Lauryn Williams, Monique Hennagan, Sanya Richards....
Relay teams from various countries will be there to attain qualifying times, in addition there will be High Schools relay teams just back from Penn Relays triumphantly to do battle again.
Danny McFarlane the 2004 Olympic 400H Silver medalist, became only the second man to make an Olympic final for both the 400M(Sydney 2000) and 400h(Athens) in 68 years.
Asafa Powell Stats:
Most Sub-10s In A Season:9-Tie for first with M. Greene.
Most Sub-9.95s In A Season:5-Tie for second with 5 others.
Most Sub-9.95s Lifetime:5-Tie for sixth with L. Burrell.
Bronze medal becomes a Gold medal, this transformation could become a
reality for Tayna Lawrence.
Marion Jones the 2000 Olympic gold medalist
may be strip of the Gold medal, and the second placer Ekaterina Thanou is under a
dark cloud for faking injury prior to the 2004 Olympics, to evade testing for
drugs. An interesting point here, is that domino will place Merlene
Ottey in the Silver medal position.
Is Marion's Gold medal tarnished? When Tayna receives the Gold medal, will the medal becomes it pure? For More
Jamaican Olympians, Davian Clarke and Lacena-Golding Clarke.
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