Wilson eyes record

first_imgDespite not yet in his best physical shape, Calabar’s sprint phenomenon Tyreke Wilson remains confident of breaking the boys Class Two 100m record at next month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships.The speedster also declared that defending champions Calabar will have no competition come March 15-19, when Champs take centre stage inside the National Stadium.Wilson turned heads with an impressive 10.97 seconds in 100m at the Youngster Goldsmith Classic, last Saturday, and is looking to take his form into next month’s marquee event.”Well, I don’t see any competition. Champs is ours this year again,” he said amid what many expect to be stout challenges from their arch-rivals Kingston College and Jamaica College among others.”We are focused. There is no pressure,” Wilson reiterated.Wilson assured that he is not all talk, however, and courtesy of his four championship medals so far (three gold and one silver) he will be one of the athletes to watch next month.For Wilson, a sprint double gold is on his mind, along with the 100 metre record.”I am very satisfied with my season’s progression. So far I haven’t done any clear sprinting in terms of the season so far, but I am very pleased with my times.GOLD MEDALS”I am going for two gold medals, and to do a repeat of what I did in class three. The one hundred metre record, I have that in mind and hopefully after Champs I will be fit to go to CARIFTA and represent my country,” he told The Gleaner.Wilson, despite being pleased with his 10.97 seconds effort last week, assured The Gleaner that he is still recovering from a slight hamstring injury. He wants to lower that to 10.40 seconds soon, but admits it will be a lot of work because I am just coming back from injury.”My focus and mindset going into champs is just to keep myself fit and healthy and make sure everything is good with my body, knowing that everything is good physically then I know everything will fall into place,” he continued.last_img read more

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It was important for me to win a Super Series title: PV Sindhu

first_imgEcstatic after clinching her maiden Super Series premier title at China Open today, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu said she was left speechless with emotions as she has finally realised a long-time dream.The 21-year-old Sindhu registered a hard-fought 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 victory over China’s Sun Yu to clinch the China Open, just months after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver at Olympic Games in Rio in August this year. (Also read: PV Sindhu wins China Open for her maiden Super Series title)”It has been a dream for a long time to win a super series. After the Olympics, everyone was asking me what is next? It was important for me to get a super series title. Life changed a lot after the Olympics. People thought I will take a long time to get back. But I worked hard,” Sindhu said.”This is my first super series title and I am very happy, I have no words to express. Last time I played Denmark final,” she added.Talking about the tournament and today’s match, Sindhu said: “I played well. It is a great day for me. I just thought i can give my best, because I practiced hard. I was quite confident. From the first round it was tough.”The first game was very easy. I am playing her after two and a half years, she is also tall like me and we both are attacking players. I lost the second game and in the third I started well and from 11-7, I maintained the lead.”advertisementLondon bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth had won the China Open in 2014 and Sindhu said she was happy to emulate the former world No. 1.”I did what Saina did in 2014 and I am very happy.”Talking about her semifinal clash with Korea’s Sung Ji Hyun, Sindhu said: “It was such a tough match, one of my best wins. There were such long rallies. I was so far down in the second, but I could come back. I thought let me just play and see. I had made so many errors. There were so many rallies, each point was a rally. She didn’t leave anything. I wasn’t tired. Even though we played long rallies, we had breaks in between. Neither of us was leaving the shuttle. My jump smashes worked in the end.”last_img read more

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Let Neha Dhupia teach you how to wear ethnic skirts this Diwali

first_imgAmidst the fervour of festivities and dazzling traditional looks being donned by tinsel-town celebs, there’s one actress who has really charmed us with her beautiful choice of outfits. The celebrity in question is Neha Dhupia.After bombarding us with one fashion blunder after the other, Neha is all set to clean her record of fashion mistakes with her stunning traditional looks. While we can see B-towners struggling to balance bling and class in their looks, Ms Dhupia has clearly aced this game.At a recently held Diwali party, Neha showed up dressed majestically in a magenta outfit. What we absolutely loved about the outfit, apart from its brilliant colour, was the superbly balanced work and its design. Also Read: Did Neha Dhupia just wear a carpet and step out?Ditching classic suits and pants, the actress adorned a beautiful, pink skirt, in a ballgown-bodice, which she teamed with a gorgeous, pink kurti. While the skirt was elegantly plain, the short kurti boasted of gold, zari work, all over it. As elegant as the skirt was, the kurti looked just so perfect with it. Neha wore absolutely no accessories and kept the look really classy.Pictures courtesy: Instagram/afashionistadiaries Also Read: Come what may, do NOT wear your black skirt like Neha DhupiaAt another Diwali bash held some time ago, Neha had sported another kurti-skirt combination, and looked ravishing in it. Playing on the grand contrasts of red and white, Neha wore a gold, zari-work skirt teamed with a serene, white kurti. The sublime contrast of the colours with the dainty work looked exquisite. Neha finished the look with a light-embroidered, white dupatta.advertisementPictures courtesy: Instagram/afashionistadiaries With these beyond perfect looks, Neha has given us some major festive-dressing goals.last_img read more

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Citizens Group Presents Needy St. James Resident with New Home

first_img The house is valued at approximately $450,000 JP and member of the Watson Town Community Benevolent Society, Hume Innis said that the house will be painted shortly Story Highlights Indigent resident of the community of Dumfries in Eastern St. James, Dudley Jackson, can now live in comfort having received a new one-bedroom unit from the Watson Town Community Benevolent Society on Tuesday, September 10.The house, which has been furnished, is valued at approximately $450,000.Mr. Jackson’s plight came to the attention of the society, which then organised fund raising initiatives and established partnerships with its members and local businesses in and around the community and parish.The Society was also assisted by a member of Mr. Jackson’s family, who made it possible for the house to be completed, allaying fears that he could be seriously hurt or killed, if a hurricane should strike.Justice of the Peace and member of the Watson Town Community Benevolent Society, Hume Innis said that the house will be painted shortly.“Through fund raising initiatives, the project was undertaken and completed and we are today, proudly handing over this completed unit to him…despite the difficulties experienced in securing funding for the project, the Society remains committed to assisting our citizens whenever and wherever possible,” Mr. Innis pointed out.Commending members of the group for the tremendous demonstration of love and concern for the less fortunate, returning resident, Roy Russell said the gesture represents what can be accomplished when communities work together.“This is love and if the community within this district, behave the same way as this (Benevolent Society) group behave, then we should be on our way overcoming a lot of our obstacles and challenges as a community and as a country.  We need to wake up and unite and link ourselves together in love and assist those among us that are in need,” Mr. Russell urged.President of the Watson Town Community Benevolent Society, Rita Spence, told JIS News that the completion and handing over of the unit to Mr. Jackson was the first project of the Society and that plans were underway for other projects in the community. The completion and handing over of the unit was the first project of the Society last_img read more

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