Throwback Tuesday to RIO Olympic Moments!


Other than some disappointments with the Results of Athletes in Field events, Alia Atkinson finishing last in her Final in the Pool and some Athletes suffering injuries shortly before the Olympics, Jamaica just fell short of 1 medal according to what was expected.

Looking at Quality over Quantity, Little but Tallawah Jamaica did quite well considering the current change in Generation of our Athletes. Jamaica finished with 6 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals, placing an overall 23rd on the Medals table and 3rd in Athletics behind the USA and Kenya. Some Veterans failed to make it to RIO, some announced RIO may be their last Olympics and other Vets will hang around for Worlds next year, while the young ones are still blooming. However, a few bloomed early, such as Elaine Thompson, Omar McLeod and Shericka Jackson. We have a lot to be thankful for and we are proud of all of our Athletes and the tremendous effort they put out for the World to see.

Let us not only relive Great Moments from our Athletes but Highlight some of the Greats from other Countries and Islands as well.

Usain Bolt completing his first Triple, winning Gold in the Men’s 100m.

Watch “Usain Bolt Wins 2016 RIO OLYMPICS 100m Men’s Final FULL Video” on YouTube here:

Elaine Thompson winning the Women’s 100m, separating herself from the field in 10.71s.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce going for history to be the first woman to get the Triple in the Olympics 100m, but getting the Bronze after Jamaica prayed for her toe following the Semi-Final that she won in tears from the pain.

Watch “women 100M finals Rio 2016” on YouTube here:



Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa breaking the 17-year old World Record in the Men’s 400m set by Michael Johnson in 1999 from Lane 8!

Watch “World Record for men 400m Set by Wayde Van Niekerk in Rio 2016 finals” on YouTube here:

Simone Biles of the USA’s Final Five, winning 4 Gold and a Bronze, making up a combined total of 19 Olympic and World Championship medals. She is currently the most decorated American Artistic Gymnast after Shannon Miller of the Magnificent Seven, who held that record for 20 years.

Michael Phelps of the USA still managing to dominate his individual races and play a significant role in his team’s relays, winning 5 Gold and 1 Silver. He retired from the Olympics to a standing ovation and of course not only as the most decorated Swimmer, but the most decorated Olympian ever in history with 28 medals, more than some countries have ever achieved.

Yona Knight-Wisdom making the Semi-Final of the 3m Springboard Diving Competition. He fell marginally short from making the Final but definitely has the potential to return and do even better!

Photo: Getty Images

Omar McLeod being the 1st Jamaican man to win Gold in the Men’s 110m Hurdles.

Christophe LeMaitre of France, known for continuous determination, finally winning his first individual Olympic medal, a Bronze in the Men’s 200m.

Usain Bolt completing the Sprint Double by winning Gold for the Men’s 200m. 

Elaine Thompson passing the Dutchie, Dafne Schippers on the left hand side to win the Women’s 200m and the Sprint Double which has not been done since 1988.

Watch “Jamaica win 200m final rio olimpic Elaine Thomson” on YouTube here:

Jamaica being the 1st country to have a Man and Woman sweep the 100m and 200m in the Olympics in the same year #Jaminate

Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas winning the Gold in spectacular fashion for the Women’s 400m ahead of USA’s Allyson Felix and our Shericka Jackson getting the Bronze.

Jamaica’s Aisha Praught making the Final of the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase.

☆ Great Britain’s ‘Mo’ Farah falling and getting up back then showing the thumbs up sign in the Men’s 10000m with 14 laps to go, then continuing to win the Gold. He also won Gold in the Men’s 5000m.

☆ Ethiopia’s David Rudisha Defending his 800m title, winning the Gold.

Javon ‘Donkey Man’ Francis anchoring the Men’s 4×400m Relay starting his leg from way behind and taking them to Silver!


Brazil winning their first Olympic Gold in Football in front of their home crowd in a Penalty shoot out versus Germany with their star, Neymar scoring the winning Penalty kick.


Usain Bolt sealing the deal, cementing himself in history as the G.O.A.T by anchoring his team of Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade to Gold in the Men’s 4×100m Relay and thus completing the Triple-Treble.


Next stop for our Athletes? London World Championships 2017!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this blog, follow Suga Lifestyle or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Usain Bolt completes Triple-Triple and the last RIO Schedule!

With full effort and smoothe baton changes, Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade all helped the G.O.A.T, Usain Bolt to win Gold in the Men’s 4×100m Relay to create even further history by completing the Triple-Triple or what some people also call the Triple Treble. Either way, words can’t express the feeling of witnessing something so great and we can boast for a long time or maybe forever about witnessing this in our era.

Japan got the Silver and USA who initially got the Bronze were disqualified along with Trinidad and Tobago.

Canada, who came 4th had their result upgraded to receive the Bronze.

 JA Ladies got the Silver in their 4×100m Relay. USA had faster ladies on paper but Jamaicans being spoilt would of course love to see our Ja ladies pull off the Gold, which was indeed possible. However, ALL 3 changes were bad. They did not execute as well as the Men. There was a messy change between Christania and Elaine. Elaine probably played it safe and did not run out far enough, failing to receive the baton with a fully outstretched arm. USA were ahead of us on the stretch and did their 2nd exchange before we did. Elaine’s change to VCB took too long with VCB’s hand stretched out waiting for the baton. VCB did well making up ground on English Gardner but then made a similar change to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. So by the time Shelly was able to run off with the baton, Torie Bowie on the extreme inside of us was already gone.

The Lane 1 given to the US ladies actually worked to their advantage. Maybe, it would have been better if they got Lane 8 but given the bad baton changes by Ja it probably would not have made a difference. 

So USA won the Gold and Great Britain got the Bronze.

Well tried to our Jamaican ladies!

Now for today, we are hoping for a well executed race from our ladies for the 4×400m relay. We have the potential to beat the US and win Gold. USA’s, Allyson Felix will cause a lot of trouble with her leg but I don’t believe they have another Sanya Richards-Ross. They will still clearly have the advantage since their 3 ladies were in the 400m Final versus our 2.

The Men have a chance to get the Bronze in their 4×400m Relay.

The Final Schedule:




Triple-Double for Usain Bolt! Schedule with Starting Line-Up and more for the Relays!


No World Record last night but USAIN BOLT created more history completing his Triple in the 200m with GOLD in 19.78!

He didn’t run the curve as well as he usually does (because of the rain perhaps?) but ran a good curve nonetheless ahead of the field. He also did not power through the stretch and separate himself from about 60m to 80m left like old times, but that’s age.

It is obvious he wanted a better time but with the injury and only competing in the 200m once before the Olympics, compounded with the weather conditions and him concentrating too hard on his time, all factored into the result.

One step at a time Usain. The title was most important last night and Jamaicans couldn’t be prouder.

According to USA Today, Andre DeGrasse of Canada had talks about tiring out Usain in the Semi-Final since he is younger so should recover faster for the Final. He also said if Usain breaks the World Record he would be right their with him. Well, looks like he was the one who didn’t recover faster because he got the Silver in 20.02 after runing 19.80 in the Semi-Final. Suga believes their Bromance has come to a quick end.

Christophe LeMaitre upon finding out he won Bronze

It was a close call for the Bronze but Cristophe LeMaitre of France came through for it in 20.12. He has never given up! Adam Gemili of Great Britain was 4th in 20.12 separated by thousandths of a second. Churandy Martina of Netherlamds was 5th in 20.13.

LaShawn Merritt showed his age last night too (30 years) as well as the fact that he may have been too tired from the 400m and placed 6th.

So it is a nicely mixed podium and Usain Bolt removed all doubts if any and showed that he IS the G.O.A.T.

Moving on to later today, Usain will go for the Triple-Triple, where Gold in the 4×100m Relay will have him retire from his last Olympics with a perfect slate.

Young Elaine Thompson also has the opportunity to go after a Triple for the 1st time.

Note that Jamaica is the first country to have a man and woman win the 100m and 200m in the same Olympics!

Our Jamaican Men and Women will not have it easy in the 4×100m Relays with tired legs for the Men and a faster US team for the Ladies. But fingers crossed things will still go our way!

Starting Line-ups are suspected to be as follows:

Women’s 4×100m Relay Team

Christania to Elaine to VCB to Shelly

Men’s 4×100m Relay Team

Ashmeade to Asafa to Blake to Bolt

Lane Assignments are as follows:





Full Schedule:


Good Luck Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this article, follow Suga Lifestyle and/or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.


Elaine gets Sprint Double and Today’s Schedule and 200m Men’s Final Startlist!



It was a clear win for Elaine in 21.78 (SB) but she was so focused on her own race that she did not even know she won.


Elaine ran a well executed race, achieving an important task of beating Dafne Schippers on the curve then still having enough left to step it up another gear in about the last 30m to pass back Schippers who went slightly ahead, keeping her form and running right through the line.

Schippers lost form towards the line, got the Silver in 21.88 and fell hard to the ground after the line. She was quite upset with herself throwing her shoes down after the race. She eventually recovered and went over to Congratulate Elaine.

Torie Bowie got the Bronze in 22.15. Marie Josee Ta Lou placed 4th.

CONGRATS ELAINE! Elaine achieved the Sprint Double which hasn’t been done by any Jamaican Woman and hasn’t been done since Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo in 1988.

Instagram Photo: @usainbolt

Tomorrow’s Lane assignment below for the Men’s 200m Final at 8:30pm without Gatlin who said that his ankle tightened up. Ask and you shall receive! Usain Bolt stated he would love to get Lane 6 in his interview and that he did!


Tomorrow’s Schedule:

Relays begin in the morning and look out for Annsert Whyte who we expect to medal in the 400m Hurdles Final in the morning as well. USA’s Clement is expected to win Gold that one.


By: Gabrielle Burgess

If you liked this blog, follow Suga Lifestyle or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.











200m Women Final Startlist!

Elaine Thompson still got a decent lane with her time. She will have to beat Schippers on the curve.

Here is the Startlist:


What about the 200m Men Semi-Finals?!

Ashmeade and Merritt will be in Semi-Final 1.

Similar things happening in the 200m Semi-Finals and the 100m Semi-Finals.

Bolt and DeGrasse will be in Semi-Final 2.

Gatlin and Blake will be in Semi-Final 3.


Another GOLD for Ja! Ready for Tomorrow’s Schedule?!


OMAR McLEOD has done it in 13.05! Spectacular race, execution of hurdles and clear win! He kept his focus the entire way.

Orlando Ortega of Spain won Silver in 13.17 and Dimitri Bascou of France won Bronze in 13.24.

Congrats Omar!!! We are so proud of you! Although it was expected we know it was not easy to pull off with hurdles. Well done.


With so much excitement we are ready for tomorrow’s 200m Women Final Showdown between Elaine and Dafne! It won’t be easy for Elaine who ran 2nd to Dafne, easing up and failing to secure a good lane. Keeping in mind Ta Lou and Bowie won their Semi-Finals.

Here is your Schedule!





Today’s Schedule in RIO!

Yesterday was quite a day in RIO!


Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas literally dived for Gold to win the 400m. Allyson Felix had to take Silver. Congrats to our girl, Shericka Jackson who won Bronze!

Note that her dive over the line was not the first of the night! It occured in the 110m Hurdles for one of the athletes to make 4th to qualify. Paradigm shift?

Terror in the Heats of the  110m Men’s Hurdles. Deuce Carter had to do a run-over in the Heats to make it in the Semis as a result of the heavy rains earlier in the evening that stopped races after his Heat on the track, where he tripped over hurdles and got a time which would not have qualified without the run-over.

Leah Nugent of Jamaica got a DQ after coming 2nd in the 400m Hurdles Heats for her poor execution of a hurdle, appealed and was reinstated later in the night for the Semis.

On a lighter note, Congrats to David Rudisha of Kenya for Defending and winning Gold in the 800m! First man in 50 years to win the 800m back to back.


If you have all recovered from yesterday’s events in RIO, here is today’s Schedule:

Diving (3m Springboard) Semi-Final: 8 am

Diving (3m Springboard) Final: 4pm




Yona Qualifies for the Semi-Final of the Diving Competition!


Yona Knight Wisdom did the dab to the camera after his last and highest scoring dive of 79.05 for Round 6 of the Preliminary Diving Competition.

After being 11th at the end of Round 5, he made the top 18 for the Semi-Final with that high score.

Well done Yoni. We are proud of you. Keep it going!

Yoni’s Standings after each round:

Round 1: 24th

Round 2: 22nd

Round 3: 12th

Round 4: 10th

Round 5: 11th

Round 6: 11th

Yona’s 3m Springboard Dive is in Progress!


Yona Knight Wisdom of Jamaica did an awesome dive of 76 in the 3rd round to move him up significantly from 22nd to 12th. He then had a dive scoring about 70 that moved him up even further.

Top 18 divers make it to the next stage of the competition.

Yoni has 2 more dives to go!

Yoni’s Standings so far:

Round 1: 24th

Round 2: 22nd

Round 3: 12th

Round 4: 10th