Jamaica’s Natoya Goule, who has a big chance at an IAAF World Championships of Athletics medal this year, had a few anxious moments on Saturday, as a bump from Uganda’s Halimah Nakaayi threatened to keep her out of Monday’s final.

Goule, looking comfortable for the first 600 metres, rounded Nakaayi, Kenya’s Jepkoech Sum and had been taking aim at the United States’ Ce'Aira Brown when she was bumped by the Ugandan, who wanted to make a hole after being boxed in.

Nakaayi had earlier interfered with Brown as well, trying to pass her on the inside of lane one but found no way through.

Her frustration boiled over and she lashed out at the surging Goule at the top of the final corner. Goule lost her rhythm and was not able to cash in on the momentum she had built from 150 metres out, but she did manage to stay with the leaders to finish fourth in the race in a time of 2:00.33 seconds. That time was quick enough to earn her a place in the final as one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers.

Nakaayi leads all qualifiers with her season’s best 1:59.35, while the United States’ Ajee Wilson, 2:00.31 was comfortably through, in her heat, as was her teammate Raevyn Rogers, 1:59.57.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule was the second quickest athlete into the semi-finals of the women’s 800 metres in Doha, Qatar. 

Despite saving something for the finish, Jamaica’s Natoya Goule was pipped by a well-timed late sprint from the United States’ Hanna Green during their 800-metre Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday. 

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

Shaunae Miller-Uibo continued her unbeaten streak this season and Steven Gardiner won a 400m surrounded by controversy at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday.

Jamaica’s Danielle Williams was the only Caribbean winner at the Diamond League meeting in Doha on Friday.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule races South Africa’s Caster Semenya in what could be the biggest race on the opening day of the Diamond League meeting in Doha Qatar on Friday.

Jamaica’s Natoya Goule believes it was natural speed and strength work done in the preseason that propelled her to a national indoor 800m record at the Millrose Games in New York on Saturday.

Despite racing to a National 800 metres Indoor record at the Millrose Games at the New Balance Track and Field Center in New York, Jamaica’s Natoya Goule found herself second best. 

There was no surprise in the women's 800m as one of the most dominant women in global athletics took the victory with a dominating performance. Caster Semenya of South Africa led from start to finish to reach the finish in 1:54.77, barely half a second off the national record she set in Paris earlier this year.

Jamaica’s 800m runner Natoya Goule won her first senior medal in April when she won the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Jamaican long distance runner Natoya Goule could not profit from temporarily escaping the large shadow of South African superstar Caster Semenya, again failing to claim top spot, in the women’s 800, at the London Diamond League on Sunday.

Coach Mark Elliott said he is more than pleased with Natoya Goule’s impressive run that yielded a new personal best and national record at the Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday.

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