Jamaica’s WC medal history – the women’s 100

first_imgAs good as Jamaica’s 100-metre men have been in the World Championships, their female counterparts have, in some ways, been even better. They have three gold medals just like the men do, but have sprinted to more medals more often. Leading the line at this week’s World Championships in Beijing is Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is returning to the scene of her first international triumph. The women have 10 medals overall, compared to eight for the men. That margin is built on a four-medal foundation established by Merlene Ottey. However, while Ottey has two silver and two bronze medals each, gold has come to Jamaica courtesy of Veronica Campbell-Brown in 2007 and Fraser-Pryce in 2009 and 2013. The little rocket made history on her first big-meet visit to Beijing in 2008, by winning Jamaica’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100 metres. If she wins again in Beijing, she will be the first woman to win the World 100m three times. On current form, a win for VCB would be a long shot, but if the redoubtable warrior were to cross the line first, she would join Fraser-Pryce and American Marion Jones as the only two-time winners of the 100m in World Championship history. Jamaica, with Fraser-Pryce and Kerron Stewart in 2009, the USA and East Germany are the only countries to produce one-two finishes in the World 100 metres. The East Germans did it twice, with Marlies Gohr and Marita Koch in 1983, and with Silke Gladisch and Heike Drechsler in 1987. Those two doubles are a sore point for Jamaica. The East Germans and 1983 bronze-medal winner, Dianne Williams of the USA, are all now known to be beneficiaries of illegal performance enhancers. Declassified secret service documents have outlined the state-organised steroid-boosting programme that powered the East Germans from the 1970s to 1990, and Williams later confessed to illegal drug use at the time of her 1983 bronze. Remove Gohr, Koch, Williams, Gladisch, and Drechsler from the results, and Ottey is left as the winner in both 1983 and 1987. If history ever makes amends, then Ottey will have two gold medals to match her pair from the 200m. It’s an adjustment the sprint queen’s great rÈsumÈ desperately needs. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more

Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls

first_imgLATEST STORIES Bickerstaff says: “They’re involved in conversations, and when those conversations are resolved, a final decision will be made.”Evans, who also missed Wednesday night’s game at Indiana, is averaging 19.5 points, five assists and five rebounds this season. The Grizzlies were 18-32 heading into Thursday’s game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans, right, drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)DETROIT — Tyreke Evans is not with the Memphis Grizzlies for Thursday night’s game at Detroit as trade speculation swirls around the veteran guard.The Grizzlies listed Evans as having an illness, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff confirmed before the game that the team isn’t likely to play him before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

ASAs Wellman Named to CME Groups New Agricultural Markets Advisory Council

first_imgASA Chairman Steve Wellman met with fellow farm leaders during today’s inaugural meeting of the CME Group’s newly-formed Agricultural Markets Advisory Council (AMAC). The AMAC consists of representatives of CME Group’s participants, including grain merchandisers, millers and food producers; leaders from agricultural organizations like ASA; and members of the academic space. The AMAC is co-chaired by CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy, and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.According to its charter, the purposes of the AMAC are to “facilitate an open dialogue among agricultural organizations, commodity groups and academics; gain insights from its members, and address the macro issues that impact their respective constituents as well as agricultural markets in general; drive deeper collaboration among the farmer and rancher and agriculture community and CME Group; provide a forum where participants involved in traditional production agriculture, newer participants in the food sector and CME Group can discuss relevant market issues and research; and identify areas of mutual success that advance the objectives of CME Group and its agricultural participants, and in so doing also advance the U.S. agricultural economy.During the meeting, the AMAC heard from Jack Sinclair, Walmart’s executive vice president for food, and discussed the challenges facing the world’s largest food distributor. The group also spoke with Randy Russell, principal at the Washington-based Russell Group, and CME Group Senior Managing Director of Government Relations and Legislative Affairs Linda Rich on policy issues facing agricultural markets.last_img read more