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Coach not pleased with Connell’s omission

Disappointed, surprised and unfair! This is how Christ Church Foundation’s track and field coach Seibert Straughn has reacted to the school’s sprint queen and top athlete Hannah Connell being left out of a 26-member Barbadian team set to travel to the CARIFTA games scheduled for April 30 – March 2 in the Bahamas. It’s a […]

De Grasse out of Championships

LONDON – One of the biggest rivals to Usain Bolt’s bid for a golden finale in London has pulled out of the IAAF World Championships. Andre de Grasse had been due to line up in the 100 metres heats Friday but announced in the early hours of Thursday morning that he tore a hamstring in […]

Bolt ready for Saturday

LONDON – As his long, illustrious career reaches its end, Usain Bolt is confident he will not be overwhelmed by emotion at the World Athletic Championships in London on Saturday and has his sights set firmly on signing off with victory. In a career spanning over 13 years, Bolt has amassed 11 world titles and eight […]

Sprinters’ bad blood

2015 World 200 metres champion Dafne Schippers has admitted to having a cold relationship with Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson. The Dutchwoman and the Jamaican share perhaps one of the fiercest rivalries in track and field and it has seemingly worked against them being friendly to each other. The two sprinters now rated among the very best […]

Williams-Mills on fighting cancer

Jamaica’s World Championship 400-metre relay gold medallist Novlene Williams-Mills appears in the nude in the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine’s Body issue, speaking about her battle with breast cancer. The magazine will be out on July 7. Williams-Mills was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012 a month before she participated at the Olympic Games […]

Bolt wins in Ostrava

Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting today as he gears up for a final world championships in London this summer. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point […]

Blake wants Bolt’s baton

2011 World Champion Yohan Blake has again stated the case for being the man best able to fill the boots of training partner and world’s fastest man Usain Bolt when he leaves the sport this season. A few years ago Blake would have seemed the natural choice to replace his compatriot and Racers Track Club […]

Athletes make their case at nationals

Some of Barbados’ premier athletes graced the National Stadium over the weekend in the annual National Athletics Championships. With a number of meets in the horizon including the Pan American Juniors, the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships, the athletes had significant incentive to perform to their best on the track and field. Among those […]

De Grasse gunning for Bolt

Andre De Grasse isn’t interested in taking over from Usain Bolt as the world’s best sprinter when the eight-time Olympic champion retires later this year. He’s ready now. “I’m trying to win this year. I feel like I have a great chance and that’s what I want to do,” De Grasse told The Associated Press […]

Forde soars but Mona rule

Barbadian sprinter Fallon Forde is now the fastest athlete throughout the entire University of The West Indies. Forde starred for UWI, Cave Hill, as Mona ran away with the track and field title at the 2017 UWI Games on Saturday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. Forde, running the sprint double, fought off the fierce […]

‘Bolt the greatest ever’

English rising star Adam Gemili has hailed Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as hands down the greatest sprinter of all time. Despite achieving complete dominance of the sport over the last decade others have pointed to Americans Jessie Owens or Carl Lewis as the greatest of all time.  For Gemili, however, it is difficult to argue […]

CARIFTA Games 2017 review

In spite of a few who travelled to Curacao recording personal bests, Barbados’ athletes at the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games in Willemstad noticeably underperformed. The 28-member Barbados team had overall 12 medals inclusive of four gold, four silver and four bronze to show from this past weekend which makes their performance one of the worse […]

Much work to be done by athletes

Barbados’ overall performance at the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games held in Ergilio Hato Stadium, Willemstad Curacao, is testimony that more work is needed. The Barbadian athletes and coaching staff arrived today at the Grantley Adams International Airport about 6.30p.m. They fell eight medals short of the 20-gained last year in Grenada. The 28-member team captured […]

Gold for Rasheem Griffith

By Morissa Lindsay Rasheem Griffith looked set to claim Barbados first gold medal at the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games being held at Ergilio Hato Stadium located in Willemstad, Curacao. The Coleridge and Parry Schoolboy clocked 53.35 in the Under-18 Boys 400m hurdles to qualify with the fastest time, And as predicted he returned in the […]

Barbados cop four medals on Day 1 at CARIFTA

            Four medals were earned by the 246 athletes on Saturday’s opening day of the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games being held for the first time in Willemstad, Curacao at the Ergilio Hato Stadium. Barbados were represented in a number of events both on and off track having taken a contingent […]

BT CARIFTA REPORT: Marcus wins Barbados' first medal

Barbados has copped its first medal at the 46th CARIFTA Games being held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad, Curaçao. Kalvin Marcus got silver this morning in the javelin when he threw 60.40m. Dominica’s Keyon Burton took the gold with a throw of 62.14m. Marcus, a product of Christ Church Foundation School, did not […]

Flow joins CARIFTA Games again

The excitement is steadily building as the Caribbean’s best junior athletes begin their final preparations for the highly anticipated 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games in the Dutch isle of Curacao. More than 600 athletes and officials representing 26 countries are expected to descend on the multi-purpose Ergilio Hato Stadion in the capital city of Willemstad for […]

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