Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "Jamaica"

    It may take 20 years to break my record, says Usain Bolt

It may take 20 years to break my record, says Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement, confident his best times can remain world records for decades. The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics, Bolt retired last month after the world championships in London. He holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both [...]

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    London 2017: No fairytale ending for Bolt, unable to finish final race

London 2017: No fairytale ending for Bolt, unable to finish final race

Usain Bolt suffered a hamstring injury while on the anchor leg of the 4X100m race at the World Athletics championships in London. The final race of Bolt's glittering career turned out to be an anti-climax for the athlete and expectant fans alike. Great Britain came first to win gold in 37:47 seconds, the United States won silver while Japan took the bronze. The [...]

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    Are concessions jinxed in Nigeria?

Are concessions jinxed in Nigeria?

BY MATHEW ADEDAYO Until the Nigerian government changes its approach to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and learns to respect the agreements they sign and the rule of law, the country’s infrastructure may continue to languish in the quagmire of decay and dereliction. All over the world, concession is seen as a means of reducing the deficit in infrastructural provision engendered by the disproportionate growth [...]

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    Usain Bolt wins 11th World Championships gold

Usain Bolt wins 11th World Championships gold

Usain Bolt secured his 11th World Championships gold medal as Jamaica won the 4x100m relay in Beijing. Bolt, who anchored his quartet to a world-leading time of 37.36 seconds, has now won his third gold of the championships after victories in the 100m and 200m. The USA finished second but were disqualified after a faulty final changeover. China were thus promoted to [...]

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    Mexico coach sorry for ‘painful incident’ that led to sacking

Mexico coach sorry for ‘painful incident’ that led to sacking

Miguel Herrera has made a public apology after he was fired for punching a TV reporter just two days after leading Mexico to victory in the Gold Cup. Herrera was sacked by the incoming federation president Decio de Maria, who said Herrera’s conduct was not in keeping with “the spirit of fair and respectful competition” the organisation is known for. Christian Martinoli, [...]

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    It’s a great satisfaction to win Gold Cup, says Mexico coach

It’s a great satisfaction to win Gold Cup, says Mexico coach

Mexico won a record seventh Gold Cup with a 3-1 win against first-time finalists Jamaica and their coach Miguel Herrera is satisfied with the feat. Andres Guardado volleyed the opener in front of almost 70,000 at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field 31 minutes into the game. Jesus Corona and Oribe Peralta added goals before Darren Mattocks's late consolation for Jamaica, who were [...]

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Commonwealth Games final medals’ table

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 England 58 59 57 174 2 Australia 49 42 46 137 3 Canada 32 16 34 82 4 Scotland 19 15 19 53 5 India 15 30 19 64 6 New Zealand 14 14 17 45 7 South Africa 13 10 17 40 8 Nigeria 11 11 14 36 9 Kenya 10 10 5 25 10 Jamaica 10 4 8 22 11 Singapore 8 5 4 17 12 Malaysia 6 7 6 19 13 Wales 5 11 20 36 14 Cyprus 2 4 2 8 15 Northern Ireland 2 3 7 12 16 Papua New Guinea 2 0 0 2 17 Cameroon 1 3 3 7 18 Uganda 1 0 4 5 19 Grenada 1 0 1 2 20 Botswana 1 0 0 1 20 Kiribati 1 0 0 1 22 Trinidad and Tobago 0 3 5 8 23 Pakistan 0 3 1 4 24 Bahamas 0 2 1 3 24 Samoa 0 2 1 3 26 Namibia 0 1 2 3 27 Mozambique 0 1 1 2 27 Mauritius 0 1 1 2 28 Bangladesh 0 1 0 1   [...]

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    It’s silver in women’s 4×400, 4×100 relays

It’s silver in women’s 4×400, 4×100 relays

The quartet of Patience George, Regina George, Ada Benjamin, and Folashade Abugan won silver in the women's 4 x 400 relay final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. In a very close race, Team Nigeria finished on 3.24.71 behind Jamaica who won gold with a time of 3.23.82. England came third after finishing in 3.27.24. Similarly, the Nigerian 4x100 relay team [...]

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