Bolt headlines Jamaica’s World Championship team

first_imgKingston, Jamaica | AFP | Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is one of three Rio Olympic gold medalists leading a 59-strong Jamaican team named Monday for next month’s athletics World Championships in London.Bolt has said he intends to run the 100m and the 4x100m relay at the worlds, his final event before retiring.He’s one of two reigning world champions, along with sprint hurdler Danielle Williams, who will be defending titles they won in China two years go. Elaine Thompson, who won the Olympic Sprint double last year in Rio, and Omar McLeod — the first man for the Caribbean island to win Olympic 110m hurdles gold — are also in the team published by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.The team also includes sprint hurdler Hansle Parchment, shot putter O’Dayne Richards and 400m runner Shericka Jackson — all individual medalists in Beijing two years ago.Fedrick Dacres, the second ranked male discus thrower in the world, will attend his second World Championships.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Florida Tourism Warns Spring Break Threatened by Coronavirus

first_imgFlorida has declared a state of emergency to help fight the coronavirus outbreak as millions of Americans gear up for spring break. The state is a popular destination and its beaches draw crowds annually, but tourism officials said they are worried about the impact the outbreak will have on businesses this year. As Florida’s busy spring break season kicked off this month, coronavirus czar Vice President Mike Pence addressed something that’s been on the mind of tens of thousands of families preparing to travel to Orlando theme parks: Are they safe?Over the weekend, Pence stressed it is safe for healthy Americans to travel, noting “one of our favorite places to go when my children were young and even before my children came was in Orlando.”“Whether it be Disney World, whether it be other destination, whether it be cruise ships … those most at risk are seniors with serious or chronic underlying health conditions.”“Otherwise Americans can confidently travel in this country,” Pence said at a meeting with cruise industry officials in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.Many tourists are opting to drive rather than fly to Florida.Still, as COVID-19 concerns multiply, the issue weighs heavily in the tourism industry.last_img read more


Nelson Neptunes BCSSA Results

first_imgKallie Badry 100m Individual Medley,14th 50m Butterfly, 19th 50m Backstroke, 12th 50m Breaststroke, 20thKeira Badry 50m Backstroke, 23rd 100m Freestyle, 24thImogen Cowan 100m Individual Medley, 21st 50m Freestyle, 21st 50m Backstroke, 17thElla Chouinard 100IM,  22nd 50m Backstroke, 21st 100m Freestyle, 23rdEvan Chouinard 50m Freestyle, 23rd 50m Breaststroke, 22nd 100m Freestyle, 22ndElissa Centrone 200m Individual Medley, 24th 50m Freestyle, 23rd 100m Breaststroke, 24thOlivia Cowan 200m Individual Medley, 9th 50m Freestyle, 11th 100m Backstroke, 8th 100m Freestyle, 11thCynthia Pfeiffer 200m Individual Medley, 10th 50m Freestyle, 10th 100m Backstroke, bronze medalLachlan Bibby-Fox 100m Individual Medley, bronze medal 50m Butterfly, 6th 50m Backstroke, 6th 50m Breaststroke, silver medalEnna Cowan 50m Butterfly, 24thMorgan Robterson-Weir 50m Butterfly, 22nd 50m Breaststroke, 23rdJoanna Blishen 100m Butterfly, 24th 100m Breaststroke, 24thJaylen Rushton 100m Individual Medley, 2nd 50m Freestyle, bronze medal 50m Butterfly, bronze medal 50m Breaststroke, 4thRELAYS:4x50m Medley Relay Division 3 Girls, 12th (Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan, Enna Cowan)4x50m Medley Relay Division 8 Girls, 8th (Cynthia Pfeiffer, Jaylen Rushton, Olivia Cowan, Joanna Blishen) 4x50m Freestyle Relay Division 3 Girls, 13th (Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan, Enna Cowan)4x50m Freestyle Relay Division 6 Girls, 12th (Olivia Cowan, Elissa Centrone, Joanna Blishen, Jaylen Rushton)4x50m Freestyle Relay Division 8 Girls, 12th (Cynthia Pfeiffer, Elissa Centrone, Kallie Badry, Keira Badry) The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:last_img read more


SUPERSTAR MARE BEHOLDER WORKS BULLET SIX FURLONGS WITH STEVENS UP, TWO-TIME ECLIPSE WINNER SET FOR GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES SEPT. 26; TRIPLE CROWN CHAMP AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS 1 ½ MILES FOR BAFFERT

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2015)–Under the watchful eye of trainer Richard Mandella, two-time Eclipse Champion mare Beholder worked a bullet six furlongs in 1:12.80 under Gary Stevens this morning at Santa Anita–her final work in preparation for the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26.Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, Beholder came on the track at 6:30 a.m. and galloped under the wire, around the Club House turn and was set down by Stevens at the five furlong pole, four lengths behind a stablemate. In-hand throughout, Beholder took command at the sixteenth pole and galloped out seven furlongs as planned.A 5-year-old mare by Henny Hughes, Beholder seeks a record third consecutive win in the Zenyatta, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” prep. Should all go well in the 1 1/16 miles Zenyatta, it is expected Beholder, a smashing 8 ¼ length winner versus males in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 22, will take on Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and others in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Oct. 31.“She’s super fit coming off the Pacific Classic,” Stevens told Xpressbet’s Millie Ball this morning. “But she needs to run.”Mandella was simply in awe. When asked for his “take” on the six furlong move, he responded, “I haven’t overcome the goosebumps in my eyes, because when I watch her work, it gives me that.”Beholder Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBH443oY0sWith trainer Bob Baffert away in Kentucky, Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah took the track at 6:30 a.m. under exercise rider Manny Avila and backtracked to the half mile pole. As is his wont, “Pharoah” took a moment to take in his surrounds and on Avila’s cue, turned and galloped a strong 1 ½ miles.Owned and bred by Ahmad Zayat, American Pharoah, who followed up his Triple Crown run with an authoritative 2 ¼ length win in the Grade I Haskell Invitational Aug. 2, has not worked since running a close second in the Grade I Travers Stakes Aug. 29.American Pharoah Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sCYrF23tcMlast_img read more