Thompson in line to extend Ja’s run in 200m

first_img OTTEY’S BRILLIANT RECORD Ottey has a brilliant record in the event. In addition to her two gold medals, she has a silver and three bronze medals. If justice is ever done, she might get Koch’s 1983 gold. The East German, like all her compatriots from the 1970s and ’80s, were found to be beneficiaries of a state-organised steroid-boosting programme. Fraser-Pryce is bypassing the 200m at the 2015 World Championships; however, her 2013 win earned her a couple of distinctions. She is the first locally training athlete to win the World 200m. Second, she is the first winner not to have attended Vere Technical High School. Thompson could be second on both counts. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980. If Elaine Thompson wins the 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing, she will extend a long history of Jamaican success. The women’s 200m has given Jamaica more medals than any other individual discipline. A win for the University of Technology sprinter would match gold-medal runs by Merlene Ottey, Veronica Campbell-Brown (VCB), and Thompson’s training partner, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Ottey won twice, in 1993 and 1995, with VCB and Fraser-Pryce winning the last two titles in 2011 and 2013, respectively. Gold for Thompson, Sherone Simpson, or VCB would, therefore, give Jamaica three wins in a row. That’s a feat no other country has ever accomplished. East Germans won the first two titles thanks to Marita Koch, who beat Ottey in 1983 and Silke Gladisch in 1987. Together, with Bev McDonald and Merlene Fraser, who were second and third in 1999, Ottey, VCB, and Fraser Pryce have won 12 medals for Jamaica in the curved sprint.last_img read more

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Clarkson, Yao Ming keen observers at Asian Games basketball

first_imgDepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES An answered prayer Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Clarkson, who qualifies to play for the Philippines through his maternal grandmother, has four days to get familiar with “fun style of play.”“I feel the support, the love all the time,” he said. “My grandma is real proud I’m able to do this now.”The Philippines is playing a tournament for the first time since 10 players and two coaches were suspended following a wild brawl in a World Cup qualifier against Australia on July 2. Three Australian players were also suspended.Video of the brawl was widely played around the world, with punches thrown, chairs tossed at players, and security needed to restore order.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ After getting a special exemption from the NBA to play for the Philippines in Jakarta, the US-born Clarkson should be ready to suit up for the next game against China. And that has the attention of ex-Houston Rockets and Chinese all-star center Yao.Clarkson, one of three NBA players given an exemption by the league to play in Jakarta, said he had a frustrating time while his status for the tournament was being considered. The NBA also granted exemptions to Houston Rockets 7-foot-1 (2.17-meter) center Zhou Qi and Dallas Mavericks forward Ding Yanyuhang to play for China.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“We went back and forth so many times, saying I was going to play, then I wasn’t going to play,” the 6-5 (1.96-meter) Clarkson told Philippines’ reporters after Thursday’s game. “Now, being able to participate is awesome.“I’m very excited to know that I’m finally getting to do this, being able to play … for the country. It’s definitely something that I’ve been looking forward to.” Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Chinese retired professional basketball player Yao Ming watches during the match of Philippines against Kazakhstan during their men’s basketball match at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson watched from the bench, not quite able to make it to the Asian Games in time to play in the opening game for the Philippines.Yao Ming was there, too, also keeping a close eye on the Philippines’ opening 96-59 win over Kazakhstan.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Belgium v Italy: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_imgLIVE ON talkSPORT: Belgium v Italy – click here for commentary from Lyon from 8pm (BST) on 13 June 2016.Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTBoth Belgium and Italy have had to leave big names out of their Euro 2016 squads, with Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Lombaerts on the Red Devils’ injured list and Marco Verratti, Claudio Marchisio left behind by the Azzurri.Big things will be expected of this Belgium team, though given the amount of talent at manager Marc Wilmots’ disposal. They absolutely have the players neccessary to better the class of 1980 who finished runners-up to West Germany.Italy, meanwhile, were winners in 1968 and finalists in 2000 where David Trezeguet’s Golden Goal won it for France and then Spain battered them 4-0 in 2012.A number of familiar faces to Premier League fans will also be on display with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Graziano Pelle likely to feature.Listen live, via talkSPORT.com, on radio (1053 or 1089AM, and DAB), on your television or through our app. 1 Team sheet ! #belita #tousenfrance #EURO2016 pic.twitter.com/jaoqCJ0ihA— Belgian Red Devils (@BelRedDevils) June 13, 2016last_img read more

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