Newsday Logo Banner
spacer
Wednesday, April 23 2014
spacer

Latest

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Entertainment

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Opinion

spacer
spacer
spacer
spacer

Newsday Archives

spacer

Classifieds

Business (11)
Employment (125)
Motor (74)
Real Estate (139)
Computers (4)
Notices (2)
Personal (44)
Miscellaneous (25)
Second-hand stuff (1)
Bridal (43)
Tobago (79)
Tuition (47)

Newsletter

Every day fresh news


A d v e r t i s e m e n t


spacer
Search for:
spacer

Gordon just misses medal with season best

By JONATHAN RAMNANANSINGH Monday, July 1 2013

click on pic to zoom in

Trinidad and Tobagoís track athletes failed to produce any podium finishes at the IAAF Diamond Leagueís seventh leg of competition, the Sainsbury Summer Series, which sprinted to a stop in Birmingham, England, yesterday.

This nationís finest showing was derived by hurdler Jehue Gordon, who just missed out on medalling by finishing fourth in Menís 400m hurdles. On his way to fourth, the Olympic finalist clocked a seasonís best time of 49.02 seconds. This clocking saw Gordon better his previous yearís best of 49.05s, which was set in Guadeloupe in May.

The London Olympic sixth placed crossed the finish line behind Olympic bronze medallist Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, who clocked 48.59s, Great Britainís Rhys Williams (49.93s) and Olympic silver medallist Michael Tinsley of the USA (48.94s) respectively.

However, Gordonís credible fourth place performance saw him finish ahead of world champion David Greene of Great Britain (49.55s), who was fifth and Olympic gold medallist, Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (49.68s), who finished seventh.

Meanwhile, national record holder Mikel Thomas did not advance to the finals of the Menís 110m hurdles. Competing in Heat Two, Thomas finished 12th fastest with a somewhat slow time of 13.61s.

Winning this event was American Aries Merritt who clocked a seasonís best time of 13.23s. Bajan hurdler, Ryan Brathwaite received silver in 13.23s, with a slower reaction time, while Polish runner Artur Noga snatched bronze in a seasonís best time of 13.38s.

Additionally, retaining national 100m champion, Keston Bledman was ousted in the semi-final stages of the Menís 100m event. Contesting Heat One, Bledman finished fifth in 10.32s. However, this was the 10th fastest time overall. Only the top eight times advanced to the finals.

Winning gold in the 100m was multiple World Championships medallist Kim Collins of St Vincent in 10.13s, while Jamaican Kimmari Roach received silver in 10.23s and countryman Nesta Carter snatching bronze in 10.26s.

spacer
Click here to send your comments on this article to Newsday's Ch@tRoom
spacer
    Print print
spacer
spacer

Top stories

 • CARIFTA athletes lauded by NAAA
 • AG: LUCKY WRONG
 • MV Galicia fails to arrive for Easter
 • Cop in Caura shooting spree ordered released
 • Report on police shooting death almost complete
 • RRU could not alleviate accident gridlock

Pictures & Galleries


spacer
spacer
spacer

The Ch@t Room

Have something to say ?
Click here to tell us right now!

RSS

rss feed

Crisis Hotline

Have a problem ?
Help is just phone call away.

spacer
Copyright © Daily News Limited | About us | Privacy | Contact
spacer

IPS Software by Agile Telecom Ltd


Creation time: 1.113 sek.