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Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:21 am

Jamaica’s 100m World champion Yohan Blake laboured to fifth on his seasonal debut in the 400m in 47.3 seconds at the Camperdown Classic at the National Stadium yesterday.

The race was won by his Racers teammate Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain running out of lane six in 46.58 seconds. Jamaica’s 400m specialist Annsert Whyte was second in 46.85, the same time as Emmanuel Callender of Trinidad and Tobago.

Blake, who has a personal best of 46.32 seconds, started well and was on par with Hughes and company up to the 300m mark where it appeared as if a huge bear jumped on his back as he struggled home at the back of the pack in heat one.

It was a mammoth task for Blake, who is more accustomed to the shorter 100m and 200m sprints, and he suffered terribly at the end, even as he tried to recuperate.

Blake’s Racers teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole, the 100m Commonwealth Games champion of 2014, was fourth in heat two in 47.20. The race was won by the relatively unknown Kavon Nelson of Akan Track Club in 46.54 seconds — the fastest of the day. World Youth hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde of Cameron Blazers was second in 46.67 seconds, and was third fastest overall.

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:35 am

Brianna Lyston, the new Merlene Ottey....

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:19 am

Olympic Games double sprint gold medallist Elaine Thompson gave a glimpse of what is to come this year, after she ran an effortless but slightly wind-aided 10.75 seconds (2.2m/s) to win the women’s 100-metre event at Saturday’s UTech Classics at the National Stadium.

The joint national record holder — tied with training partner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce with a best of 10.70 seconds — looked easy as she got off to a good start and was ahead of the field by midway the race. She opened a big gap before easing through the tape.

Jura Levy was second, well back in 11.19 seconds, with Olympic Games sprint relay medallist Christania Williams third in 11.30 seconds.

Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain, who trains with the Glen Mills-led Racers Track Club, won the men’s 100m in a wind-aided 10.08 seconds (2.3m/s), winning the fourth heat.

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:11 am

On the first day of the World Relays in the Bahamas, Jamaica won the women's 4x200m final, with Elaine Thompson anchoring the side to a Championship Record of 1:29.04, ahead of Germany (1:30.68) and the USA (1:30.87).

The USA won the men's sprint relay final in 38.43, with Barbados finishing a surprise second in 39.18. China were third in 39.22. Trinidad won the 'B' final in 39.04, ahead of Germany (39.15), and the Bahamas (39.18). Jamaica failed to advance to either final when Jevaughan Minzie set off too fast, in a prelude to what future life might be without Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell.

Men's 4x400m heats

One

1) France 3:04.74
2) Britain 3:05.19
3) Bahamas 3:05.37

Two

1) Trinidad 3:02.51
2) USA 3:02.62

Three

1) Botswana 3:03.09
2) Jamaica 3:03.52

Women's mile relay Heat Three

1) Poland 3:29.42
2) Jamaica 3:29.93
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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:17 pm

Jamaica had to settle for a series of silver and bronze medals on the second day of the World Relays in Nassau.

The USA won the women's mile relay in 3:24.36, ahead of Poland (3:26.28) and Jamaica (3:28.49). They then won the men's equivalent in 3:02.13, ahead of Botswana (3:02.28) and Jamaica (3:02.86).

Canada won the men's 4x200m relay in 1:19.42, ahead of the US (1:19.88) and Jamaica (1:21.09). Germany pulled off a surprise win in the women's sprint relay in 42.84, when favourites USA dropped the baton. Jamaica took silver in 42.95, followed by China in 43.11.
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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Sun May 21, 2017 5:09 am

'Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson brought the curtains down with a sizzling 22.09 seconds to win the 200m at the Jamaica International Invitational meet at the National Stadium last night.In front of approximately 20,000 screaming fans Thompson, running out of lane six, got out well and eased around the curve before effortlessly pulling away for a new meet record and joint world-leading time. Thompson, the new sprint queen of Jamaica, looked awesome as she pulled Shericka Jackson into second in 22.61. American Shalonda Solomon was third in 22.64. “I just wanted to execute. I am looking forward to the World Championships. It will be my second, so I am confident, “ said Thompson. Canadian rising star Andre De Grasse won the men's 200m in 20.14 seconds ahead of Lashawn Merritt in 20.28 and Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain with 20.29. Jamaica's Warren weir was fourth in 20.49. Meanwhile, Jamaica's 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake looked to be nearing his brilliant best, stopping the clock at 9.93 (0.4 mps) seconds to win the men's 100m easily. The American duo of Ronnie Baker and Mike Rodgers were second and third in 9.98 and 10.02 seconds, respectively. Jamaica's Tyquendo Tracey was fourth in 10.17, while Nesta Carter was seventh in 10.27. Everton Clarke of GC Foster crashed to the turf apparently injured....The emerging Demish Gaye showed that he is the real deal, capturing the men's 400m in 45.08 seconds, storming through from behind after coming into the straight in fourth position. Kevin Borlée from Belgium was second in 45.52 with American Tony McQuay third in 45.73. Gaye, of GC Foster, looked as if he had timed his run badly, but showed tremendous burst of speed to actually ease to a relatively easy victory. Only recently he defeated national champion Javon Francis while clocking 44.82. Jamaica's Jermaine Gayle was fourth in 45.96.'

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sports/t ... ofile=1498

In stark contrast to the Test match at Sabina Park, where only three men and a dog showed up....
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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:27 am

At the Track Racers meet in Kingston last night, Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa ran a world-leading 19.84 to win the men's 200m, ahead of Rasheed Dwyer (20.11), Warren Weir (20.18), and Britain's Zharnel Hughes (20.22).

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Usain Bolt won his last 'Legend' 100m on home soil, clocking a sluggish 10.03 in front of a packed, cheering Jamaican National Stadium, amidst fireworks and a great send-off.

https://rutube.ru/video/73b906f4c03886d ... ed200fa02/

'But before Bolt made his dramatic entrance, Yohan Blake showed that he is ready to take over the mantle from Bolt with a commanding win in the men's 100m in 9.97 seconds (0.6 mps). South Africa's Akani Simbine in 10.00 seconds was second with Keston Bledman of Trinidad and Tobago third in 10.22. Jamaica's Commonwealth Games champion Kemar Bailey Cole was fourth in 10.23....Kelly-Ann Baptiste took the women's 100m in 11.13 (-0.8 mps) ahead of American Jenna Prandini in 11.16. Jamaica's 2015 World Championships finalist, Natasha Morrison, made a welcome return to form, finishing third in 11.26. Shashalee Forbes was fourth in 11.29. In the first international event, American Sharika Nelvis won the womens 100m hurdles (12.78 seconds) ahead of Jamaica's world champion Danielle Williams in 12.81. Australia's Olympic champion Sally Pearson led up to the second to last hurdle before fading into third with 12.83. Rio Olympic finalist Nia Ali of the USA was fourth in 13.02 with Jamaica's Megan Simmonds fifth with 13.16. Nelvis, who has the meet record of 12.61, took charge midway the race and held off the charging Williams for a very good morale-boosting victory. Williams then had a brief message for Usain Bolt, “farewell and have fun”. The emerging Ronald Levy showed that he is the real deal with a commanding victory in the men's 110m hurdles winning in 13.17 and had behind him America's Devon Allen second in 13.28 with Jamaica's Olympic bronze medallist, Hansle Parchment third in 13.34. Another Jamaican, Andrew Riley, the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion, was fourth in 13.44.'

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Re: Caribbean outdoor season 2017

Postby mikesiva » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 am

In contrast with the three men and a dog who turn up to watch a West Indies Test match at Sabina Park, over 25,000 fans went to the National Stadium to watch the Boys and Girls Champs, won by Calabar and Edwin allen high respectively.

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