Jamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Record At Swimming World Cup

first_imgPresident of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica Martin Lyn says that Alia Atkinson’s new world record effort shows that she is dedicated to greatness. Atkinson lowered her 50 metres breaststroke world record to 28.56 seconds, shaving .08 of a second off the previous mark at the FINA (Short Course) Swimming World Cup in Budapest, Hungary, yesterday. Yuliya Efimova of Russia finished second in 29.22, while American Molly Hannis grabbed the bronze medal in 29.51. Another World Cup win for Jamaica’s Alia Late birthday gold for Jamaica’s Swimming champion… Video Playerhttps://today.caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Alia_atkinson.mp400:0000:0000:48Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. “The swimming association is lucky to have someone like this performing this well to keep on attracting new talent to the sport,” Lyn said. “The way she has approached the sport is second to none. It is not easy to stay at the top of any sport, especially aquatics. We are really proud of her,” Lyn said. GREAT ACHIEVEMENT Nov 18, 2018 Dec 12, 2018 Jamaica’s Atkinson continues World Cup Swimming dominanceJamaica’s swim star Alia Atkinson on Sunday stamped her dominance on the 50 Short Course Meters (SCM) Breaststroke event in Tokyo winning another gold medal for her country at the FINA Swimming World Cup. Recording a blistering 28.95 seconds she again finished ahead of the Russian Champion Yuliya Efimova (29.56)…November 11, 2018In “Jamaica”Saluting our women – 100 m swimming world record holder Alia AtkinsonAlia Shanee Atkinson (born December 11, 1988) is a Jamaican swimmer and Olympian. She became the first black woman to win a world swimming title when she triumphed in the 100m breaststroke at the world short-course championships in Doha recently. She also competed at the 2004 Olympics, and four years later…March 8, 2015In “General”Late birthday gold for Jamaica’s Swimming champion Alia AtkinsonSHANGHAI, China (AFP) via Observer — Jamaican star Alia Atkinson celebrated turning 30 by finally winning 50m breaststroke gold at the short course World Swimming Championships on Wednesday. Atkinson’s landmark birthday was on Tuesday but she had to wait a day to really mark the occasion in imperious style in…December 12, 2018In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 6, 2019 “This just goes to show Alia’s dedication to training and to want to be the best that she can possibly be,” Lyn told The Sunday Gleaner. “I hope young swimmers, and young Jamaicans, for that matter, are paying attention because she is definitely carving out the path of an icon,” Lyn said. Atkinson first broke the world record in this event two years ago in Tokyo, Japan. In that same year, she equalled Lithuania’s Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record with her 1:02.36 effort in Chartres, France, to become the first black woman to win a world swimming title. St. Vincent’s Swimming: A Small Nation with Big Dreams Nov 16, 2018 Two Jamaicans in a World Cup Swimming Finals – A First Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange also congratulated the four-time Olympian on her outstanding achievement. Grange described Atkinson, who is coached by Chris Anderson in Florida, as a “phenomenal athlete who continues to do extraordinary things”. “This is an extraordinary achievement for Alia. I know she felt personal disappointment with her performance at the Commonwealth Games, but we were proud of her silver medal. But now, here she is, five months later, breaking her world record. “It goes to show: we must never give up. Alia continues to be an inspiration for us all, and we are all very proud of this latest achievement.” Jamaica Gleaner Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in…last_img read more

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Japan targets spot at Rio 7s

first_img Rugby Sevens, Brave Blossoms, 2016 Rio Games HONG KONG – Fresh off the exploits of the Brave Blossoms at the Rugby World Cup, the Japan men’s and women’s sevens teams will be looking to book their tickets for next year’s Rio Olympics via the Asian qualifying tournament in Hong Kong this weekend.With rugby marking its return to the Olympics for the first time since 1924, qualifying is a convoluted process. KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img The top-four ranked teams from last season’s men’s HSBC Sevens World Series and women’s World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series qualify automatically, as does host Brazil, while regional qualifiers and a 16-team cross-continental repechage tournament determine the remaining seven teams.Fiji, South Africa, New Zealand and England were the top four finishers in the HSBC Series, while New Zealand, Canada, Australia and England were the top four women’s teams. The England teams qualify for Rio 2016 as Great Britain.France, the United States and Argentina have qualified from their respective men’s regional competitions while France, the United States and Colombia have booked their ticket for the women’s competitions, bringing the total number of qualified teams in their respective tournaments to eight of the maximum 12.And this month attention turns to Africa and Asia.The format of the Hong Kong competition for the men is straightforward with 10 teams vying for one automatic spot in Rio de Janeiro.Japan lines up against South Korea, China, Singapore and Taiwan in pool A, while Pool B sees Hong Kong up against Sri Lanka, Malaysia, the Philippines and Iran.Japan comes into the competition as the reigning Asian Sevens Series champion after finishing the tournament with a perfect three-from-three record, winning finals in Qingdao, China (28-12 over China), Bangkok (45-7 over South Korea) and Colombo (29-22 over Hong Kong).The women’s competition sees a different format with the top six countries in the region — Japan, China, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka and Guam — playing in a two-leg tournament, the second round set for Tokyo on Nov. 28-29.With Japan in the midst of rugby fever as a result of the Brave Blossoms’ exploits in England, the players are aware of the weight of responsibility on their shoulders.“The World Cup was inspiring,” Japan captain Yusaku Kuwazuru told the South China Morning Post earlier this week. “Now it is up to us.”Yoshikazu Fujita is the only player from the World Cup squad to double up in the sevens team.“We’ve really got the country’s attention and now we have to hold it,” he said.And as Kuwazuru, who took over the captaincy from Katsuyuki Sakai in August, pointed out, Japan is in the spotlight on the field as well.“We’ve prepared well. We know the Hong Kong Stadium, it is big and gets big crowds and it’s an honor to play there,” he said. “Every team here has been building up, we know that and we have to be prepared as they will throw everything at us.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Imama Amapakabo Appointed Abia Warriors Head Coach

first_imgNigeria Professional Football League side Abia Warriors have appointed former Enugu Rangers coach Imama Amapakabo as their new head coach for next season.Amapakabo, who has also managed El Kanemi Warriors was most recently, assistant coach Super Eagles coach and head coach of the home-based Eagles and U23 national team but was let go after the expiration of his contract.“Abia Warriors and Coach Imama Amapakabo agree terms as new head coach ahead of the new season,” a club statement said.Amapakabo replaces Willy Udube who placed in temporary charge following the resignation of Cameroonian Emmanuel Deutsch before the season was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Abia Warriors did not disclose the length of the deal beyond next season.Amapakabo was catapulted into national fame when he led Enugu Rangers to a first league title in 30 years in 2016.He was sacked by the Flying Antelopes shortly after and was snapped up by El Kanemi in 2017 on a one-year deal but left the Maiduguri-based club at the end of the season after the club declined to renew his contract.Amapakabo was part of the Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr’s backroom staff as an assistant coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and the 2019 AFCON in Egypt where Nigeria finished in third place.As Super Eagles assistant coach, he also had overall responsibility for the home-based Eagles and U23 national teams and in those roles, he oversaw a string of disastrous results that saw his once-promising stock plummet.Read Also: CHAN 2020: Nigeria’s Failure To Qualify Is “God’s Perfect Will” – Amapakabo (AUDIO)Amapakabo oversaw a poor showing at the WAFU Nations Cup in Senegal then followed it up with failure to qualify the home-based Super Eagles for the 2020 CHAN – both times falling to Togo’s Sparrow Hawks all in the space of less than a month.With him at the helm, the Olympic Eagles failed to defend their title at the 3rd U23 AFCON in Egypt suffering an early exit from the tournament and ultimately missing out of the football event of the now postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.His appointment by Abia Warriors sees a return to club management for the first time in three years.RelatedAbia Warriors Unveil New Boss Imama AmapakaboJuly 23, 2020In “Featured”Imama Amapakabo Dreams of Glory At New Club Abia Warriors (AUDIO)July 24, 2020In “Featured”NPFL: Amapakabo Needs 3yrs To Build El Kanemi Warriors (AUDIO)August 6, 2018In “Nigeria”last_img read more

Bravo, Greaves dent Ireland’s confidence with warm-up win

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Captain Darren Bravo and exciting all-rounder Justin Greaves both struck half-centuries as CWI President’s XI dealt a blow to Ireland’s confidence ahead of next week’s start of the three-match one-day series against West Indies, with a convincing three-wicket win here Saturday.Chasing 276 in a 50-over contest at 3W’s Oval, Cave Hill campus, the President’s XI cantered to their target in the 47th over, with Bravo and Greaves getting the joint top score of 70.Left-hander Bravo, bidding for a return to West Indies colours following a period out of form, hit one four and half-dozen sixes in a knock ­requiring 62 balls.Greaves, fresh from helping West Indies Emerging Players capture the Super50 Cup last month, belted eight fours and a couple of sixes in 67 balls at the crease.Brandon King, one of West Indies’ latest batting recruits, chipped in with 45 off 57 balls, while Sunil Ambris (22) and Joshua Dasilva (21 not out) played supporting roles.Ireland had earlier posted 275 for nine off their allotted overs thanks to opener Gareth Delany’s top score of 60 off 78 deliveries.Kevin O’Brien with 43, captain Andrew Balbirnie, 49, William Porterfield, 36, and Lorcan Tucker, 35, all chipped in with important knocks.Sent in, Ireland’s momentum came initially from Delany, who put on 47 for the first wicket with Paul Stirling (17) and another 71 for the second wicket with Balbirnie.When Delany, who counted three fours and sixes, perished in the 25th over and Balbirnie fell eight balls later with five runs added, O’Brien and Porterfield combined in a 74-run fourth-wicket stand to rescue the innings.Asked to score at just over 5 1/2 runs per over, Ambris put on 32 for the first wicket with left-hander Kieran Powell (17) before adding a further 36 for the second wicket with King, who struck four fours and a six.Bravo then took charge of the innings, posting 48 for the third wicket with King and 61 for the fourth with Greaves, to put his side in command.When Bravo perished in the 35th over, Greaves assumed responsibility for the run chase, adding 56 for the fifth wicket with DaSilva and 35 for the seventh with Romario Shepherd (19 not out), before falling in the 46th over with just eight runs required for victory.last_img read more

Report: City U23s 0-2 Crystal Palace U23s

first_imgA Levi Lumeka double either side of half time meant the three points would be going to the away side.Luke Williams named a strong line-up for the evening clash in BS3, with a mix of players out on loan, players returning from injury, as well as a number of young players.Max on his toesThe first chance of the game fell to the visitors when Palace put the ball across the City goalmouth and Tq Addy looked to have the easiest of tap-ins, but for a magnificent save from Max O’Leary.The City keeper then made another big save from Addy moments later, denying the Palace frontman’s shot with his feet.He would make his third save of the evening, this time tipping Lumeka’s venomous effort over the bar.City would not be without their chances though as Mo Eisa had a couple of shots on goal and Liam Walsh’s free-kick failed to clear the wall.A near-own goal from a Palace defender almost gave City the lead. George Nurse did well on the left-hand side and flashed a ball across goal, but the touch went wide of the post.Palace breakthroughThe away side would take the lead shortly after, however. Palace capitalised on some relaxed City defending, and Lumeka fired beyond O’Leary.Despite many chances in the first half, the game’s second half struggled to get going. Both sides were unable to threaten each other’s goals.Under-23s manager Williams would make a triple substitution twenty minutes from time in order to salvage something from the game.Eisa, returning from injury, played 70 minutes under the lights, with Marley Watkins also receiving a run-out before being substituted.Chris Turner-Williams, one of the three changes, almost made an instant impact. The 18-year-old made a late run into the Palace box, but his half-volley didn’t hit the target.Game, set and matchAnd the game was sealed all-but moments later, as Palace grabbed a second goal of the night. Lumeka latched on to a long ball forward and finished past O’Leary.City captain on the evening Jens Hegeler had a speculative effort on goal five minutes from time but it wasn’t going to threaten Joe Tupper in the Palace goal.Shawn McCoulsky also had an effort in the dying embers of the game but his strike was tame and easy for the goalkeeper to handle.Attention now turns to Friday (October 19th), as the youngsters travel away to Wingate and Finchley FC where they play Watford.City Under-23s: O’Leary, Pring, Nurse, Morton (H Smith), Hegeler, Harrison, Hinds, Walsh, McCoulsky, Eisa (Rees), Watkins (Turner-Williams). Subs not used: Buse, Ali.Words: Ryan Paynelast_img read more

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Director to consider giving up on Reading job – Sets deadline…

first_imgThis should be a decisive week in Reading’s quest for a new football director, according to reports from the Brazilian media. Yahoo journalist Jorge Nicola says that Alexandre Mattos, who’s been hired for the job, may end up giving up on the position.The reason for that is because he’s been trying to get a work permit since January, and still hasn’t had a final response ton it.Interestingly, he has an offer to join Atlético Mineiro, and has even met the Brazilian side to explain the situation which he’s been going through.During the talks with Atlético, Mattos has claimed that the delay for his work permit has been happening because of Brexit and Coronavirus.This meeting happened last Thursday, and according to the story, Mattos told the Brazilian side that he’d wait for one more week.If he doesn’t get the work permit now, then he will consider giving up on the Reading job and stay in his home country.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoEveryday KoalaThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Till You See Them TodayEveryday KoalaUndoGenius-Story.comWhere Maggie Smith lives at 84 is heartbreaking Genius-Story.comUndolast_img read more