Kerrylee Ricketts coach of 2019 Pan Am Games silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts, said he was pleased with her performance and feels that a 15-metre jump is not that far away.

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Jereem Richards, has put his country on the podium yet again with a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Friday.

Running in the 200 metres, Richards had to work hard for 20.38 seconds, which was only good enougn for second behind the powerful finish of Ecuador’s Alex Quinonez, who hit the tape in 20.27.

The Dominican Republic’s Yancarlos Martinez was next, finishing in 20.44.

The three were better than Panama’s Reno Edward, who clocked 20.55 for fourth and Cuba’s Reynier Mena, who was fifth in 20.62.

The other Caribbean entrants, Roberto Skyers of Cuba, and Andre Ewers of Jamaica, were seventh and eighth respectively.

Skyers ended in 20.67, while Ewers could only manage 20.91.

Jamaica quarter-miler Shericka Jackson put on a superb display to claim top spot in the women’s 400m at the 2019 Pan American Games on Thursday.

Jackson, who has been in superb form all season, clocked an easy looking 50.73, well clear of second-place Paola Moran of Mexico who captured silver with 51.02.  Third place went to the USA’s Courtney Okolo who stopped the clock in 51.22.

Two other Caribbean athletes in the race, Amelia Williams of Barbados and Aliyah Abrams of Guyana were 6th and 7th respectively.  Charging out of lane 5 and 6 Jackson and Okolo were quickly up on the rest of the field but it was the Jamaica who powered past at 150m before pulling away for a comfortable win down the stretch.

“It was an honour to win here tonight.  It’s the Independence weekend so this is a gift for Jamaica,” Jackson said following the race.

“I just wanted to execute the perfect race and I think my first 200 was good enough, so there and then I decided I wanted my final 200 to be perfect as well, so I ran the final 180 as quickly as I could,” she added.

Jackson also dedicated the win to the late Constantine Haughton who encourage the athlete to compete in the 400m.

Jamaica’s Tajay Gayle won the silver medal in the long jump at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

Elaine Thompson won the 100m title at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Wednesday to secure Jamaica’s third gold medal at the championships.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule won Jamaica’s second gold medal of the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Wednesday.

Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle finished 1-2 in the Men’s Discus at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

Antigua and Barbuda’s Cejhae Green and Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer were automatic qualifiers for Wednesday’s final of the Men’s 100m finals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

Wednesday’s final of the Women’s 100m at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru will feature four Caribbean women after Elaine Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle Lee Ahye, Natasha Morrison and Kelly-Ann Baptiste all advanced from their respective semi-final heats on Tuesday.

Mireya Gray’s 26th-minute strike handed Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz their first win of the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday.

Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom’s silver medal in the 1-metre springboard event at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru may not have been a complete surprise, but the dive he used to get him on the podium was.

Knight-Wisdom, posted a video of a backward triple from the three-metre diving board, saying it was crazy to think this was his worst dive in the not-too-distant past.

“Can we just take a minute to appreciate that his used to be my worst dive on 3M,” said Knight-Wisdom.

The dive gave Knight-Wisdom 81.6 points on the 1-metre board, with one judge scoring it as a nine.

Those points went a long way to helping Knight-Wisdom, Jamaica’s first Olympic diver, to 429.90 overall points and a silver medal.

“Someone tell me how that’s possible please,” said Knight-Wisdom, who takes on the 3-metre event today.

Knight-Wisdom received congratulations from the Jamaica Olympic Association and minister of sport, Olivia Grange.

Grange said: Yona himself said his silver medal was a fitting gift for Jamaica on Emancipation Day and on behalf of the nation I wish to thank him for his historic performance.”

Knight-Wisdom is the first diver to ever win a medal at the Pan Am games for Jamaica.

Another medal came Jamaica’s way at the Pan Am games through an unlikely source, as super heavyweight boxer, one of the few from the island, Ricardo Brown, mined bronze.

This wasn’t the first-ever for Jamaica, but it is the first in 16 years.

The Jamaica Olympic Association and Jamaican trainer Dewith Frazer, were credited with helping to achieve the feat, as the two came together to put on a one-month training camp for Brown in the United States that went a long way to making him more prepared.

"At that gym, Ricardo was able to work with boxers in his weight class and this helped him a great deal because in Jamaica there is a scarcity of boxers in that weight category,” said Leroy Brown, Jamaica Boxing Board General Secretary.

Two Jamaican boxers, super heavyweight Ricardo Brown and lightweight Shiloh Defreitas, have qualified for the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 2 to August 11.

Triathlete Llori Sharpe leaves Jamaica on Friday, April 19, for the CAMTRI Elite Sprint Triathlon Championships on Sunday, April 21 in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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