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Grandison, Pipe win 5k event

Grandison, Pipe win 5k event

Dario Grandison and Carlie Pipe emerged winners when the 2017 Barbados Cancer Society/Sagicor/Globeathon 5-kilometre run/walk event was contested around Bridgetown. The event aimed at bringing greater focus and awareness to efforts in the fight against gynaecological cancers, saw close to 3000 runners and walkers on the road in last Sunday’s event which started and finished at Bay […]

Hoyte gets athletics scholarship

Hoyte gets athletics scholarship

Jaquone Hoyte is all set to take his track and field career and by extension his education to the next level. The former St Leonard’s Secondary schoolboy is scheduled to depart Barbados on Friday for Western Texas College on a scholarship where he will pursue a degree in Sports Management for the next two years. […]

Bolt says goodbye

Bolt says goodbye

Usain Bolt said he was “saying goodbye to everything” and “almost cried” as his successful career came to a close at the World Championships in London. Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Bolt, 30, is retiring from athletics having illuminated the sport like few others. “It’s really sad that I have to walk away now,” said the […]

Schippers repeats 200m glory

Schippers repeats 200m glory

The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers defended her IAAF World Championship 200 metre title on Friday, relegating the Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo to a bronze medal. Schippers, winning in 22.05, also got the better of Côte d’Ivoire’s Marie-Josée Ta Lou, who was earning her second silver medal of the championships after her efforts in the 100 metres. Then […]

Richards third as Van Niekerk beaten

Richards third as Van Niekerk beaten

LONDON – Trinidadian sprinter Jereem Richards delivered on the promise shown earlier in the qualifying rounds when he clinched bronze in the men’s 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships today. The 23-year-old, the lone Caribbean runner in the final, clocked 20.11 seconds as he followed home winner Ramil Guliyev of Turkey who was timed […]

Surprise gold for Francis

Surprise gold for Francis

LONDON  – American Phyllis Francis won a surprise World Championships 400 meters gold today as Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo inexplicably stumbled when seemingly certain of victory in an extraordinary finale. Francis looked out of the medals with 80 meters to go but maintained her form amid the carnage to post a personal best time of […]

Williams out of 200m

Williams out of 200m

Barbados national champion, Sada Williams, is out of the 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London, England. Today, Williams finished fifth in her heat in a time of 23.55 and failed to advance. Trinidad and Tobago’s Kayelle Clarke was sixth in 23.75. Among those from the Caribbean advancing was Bahamas’ Shaunae […]

Time to ‘free’ Justin Gatlin

Time to ‘free’ Justin Gatlin

“We do not know!” When a jury utters these words at the end of a trial, it is a verdict that also implies that the accused is not guilty and he is set free. Last weekend, a jury of thousands in a stadium in England jeered Justin Gatlin before and after he defeated Usain Bolt […]

Usain Bolt loses back-to-back races

Usain Bolt loses back-to-back races

Usain Bolt lost a race. Then he lost another one. Bolt settled for the bronze medal Saturday in the 100-meter final at the world championships in London, his final competition as a professional track star, according to the athlete himself. It’s the first time in his illustrious career that he’s been beaten in the event’s […]

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