Jamaica is on the verge of introducing blood testing for its athletes as the country continues its effort to recover from a doping scandal which rocked the sport of track and field here nearly two years ago.
World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished down the field again but it was American Justin Gatlin who grabbed the headlines with a world-leading run in the men’s 200 metres at the Monaco Diamond League here.
Reigning World and Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has won her first World Indoor medal when she ran a world leading time of 6.98 seconds to capture the gold in the women`s 60 metres final.
Celebrated Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown has claimed redemption after she was cleared to resume her track and field career following a ruling that she had not used the banned substance last year for performance enhancement.
London: Olympic silver medallist runner Kerron Stewart has been nowhere close to her best for the last two years but the determined Jamaican says she will not let that discourage her from going for gold when the track and field segment opens at the London Games later this week.