Sunday, June 28, 2009
OLYMPIANS PROVE THEIR METTLE
At the National Championships, "Beijing to Berlin" this weekend, our Olympic Gold medallists proved that they were no flash-in-the-pan.
Usain Bolt waltzed away for the 100 and 200 metres. Asafa was not disgraced, running a good second in the 100-m.
Shelly-Ann Fraser shot out of the blocks and never looked back for the 100-m, and Veronica Campbell showed her grit and form in the 200m.
Melaine Walker thrilled in the 400-m hurdles and Isa Phillips won the 400-m men's hurdles with the best time for the year.
From Gleaner report - http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:yVzjwIjduKUJ:mobile.jamaicagleaner.com/20090629/sports/sports1.php+maurice+wignall+june+2009&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=jm&client=firefox-a
"In the one-lap events, Novlene Williams-Mills and Ricardo Chambers regained their titles. Williams-Mills crossed the finish line in 50.21. and Christine Day (41.54).
"On the men's side, Chambers won the final straight battle with Allodin Fothergill, 45.55 to 45.57. Lansford Spence was third in 45.78.
"In the women's 100m hurdles, Delloreen Ennis-London, winner of the bronze medal in Osaka, took victory in 12.79, equalling her season best.
"Brigitte Foster-Hylton was second in 12.87 while Lacena Golding-Clarke was third in 12.89.
"In the men's 110m hurdles, Maurice Wignall retuned to the winner's podium with a 13.48 victory. Dwight Thomas, who was neck and neck with Wignall, finished second in 13.50 while Olympic finalist Richard Phillips was third in 13.61.
"Kenia Sinclair ran 2:01.63 to take the women's 800m while Aldwyn Sappleton (1:48.20) edged out Ricardo Cunningham (1:48.21)."
We go to Berlin strong and ready. Hail our amazing athletes!!