I doubt that Jamaica will ever see another performance similar to the Olympics in Beijing 2008, London 2012 or even Usain Bolt. But we should continue to be proud Jamaicans knowing we have produced some of he best athletes in the world.
The World Championships begin in DOHA, Qatar TODAY! There was some drama surrounding the selection of the Women’s 100m team after Briana Williams’ hearing where she was reprimanded and then ruled as free to compete.
However, the words of Coach Stephen Francis were quite different. He stated that the IAAF has a Doping rule for 2019 and once there is an in-competition test and you turn up with a positive A and B sample for a banned substance, you are immediately disqualified, your results are disqualified and the results of any hearing or punishment does not matter.
So Jonielle Smith was selected to run the 100m Women, putting Briana’s trip to Doha in doubt.
Last night, Briana Willams posted that she is not going to Doha as follows:
Check out your schedule of Athletics for the weekend here!
*N.B. Jamaican times are stated as ‘My time’ and races are in the mornings and afternoons.
DAY 1 – Friday, September 27th
DAY 2 – Saturday, September 28th
DAY 3 – Sunday, September 29th
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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BRIANA WILLIAMS Won the Sprint Double (100m & 200m) for Jamaica at the Under 20 IAAF Championships in Tampere, Finland!
Jamaica’s Briana Williams edged out the World Leader from USA, Twanisha Terry to win the 100m in 11.16s.
She had a more convincing win for the 200m, clocking 22.50s in Championship record time.
Briana’s Coach, Ato Boldon says that she should be finishing high school before going pro. There is no rush.
ANGELIQUE KERBER wins her 1st Wimbledon title!
Angelique Kerber is the first German to win Wimbledon since Steffi Graf in 1996. After a 2-hour delayed start time, she beat the mother of all Champions, Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3. She caught Serena on a bad day, off her serve and overhitting shots, but she held serve, mixed things up when she needed to and stuck to her game. Well done and Congrats to Angelique Kerber!
NOVAK DJOKOVIC shows he is back with a WIMBLEDON TITLE WIN!
Novak Djokovic of Serbia won Wimbledon in straight sets vs. Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 after a 2-year Grand Slam drought! It is Djokovic’s 4th Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam title. Congrats Djokovic!
FRANCE WINS the WORLD CUP 4 – 2 over CROATIA!
France has done it! France won the World Cup with a 4 – 2 victory over Croatia yesterday. It was an exciting game from start to finish with an early own goal by Mandzukic of Croatia, giving France the lead, then an equalizer by Perisic of Croatia. Afterwards, it was all about France. Griezmann scored a penalty given from a hand ball, then Pogba and Mbappé scored brilliant goals. Mandzukic with the self redemption for the own goal, beat France’s goalkeeper, Lloris all on his own and spoiled the party a bit with an awkward goal for Croatia.
Croatia ran out of time and France became victorious after 20 years! It’s a wrap folks!
Golden Ball – Luka Modric (Croatia)
Best Young Player – Kylian Mbappé (France)
The Golden Boot came home – Harry Kane with 6 goals (England)
Golden Glove – Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Fun Facts to take away from the World Cup
● France is the youngest squad to win the World Cup since Brazil in 1970
● Pogba of France is the 1st Manchester United player to score a goal in a World Cup Final
● Mbappé (19 yrs old) of France is the youngest player since Pele (17 yrs old) with a goal in a World Cup final
● Tottenham players scored the most goals in this World Cup
● Didier Deschamps is the 3rd coach to win the World Cup as a player and then as a Coach
I think that we can all agree that if this was not the best World Cup you have ever seen, it was definitely one of the most entertaining World Cups.
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CONGRATS TO LES BLEUS, FRANCE! See you in Qatar 2022!
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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