LIVE TEAM TTO NEWS FROM RIO 2016
Over 30 athletes and coaches showed up to the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Tuesday to participate in the “Learn By Doing” Hurdles Clinic. The one-day session, the country’s first in three years, was led by Mikel Thomas, a three-time Olympian and national 110m record-holder, along with clinicians Shayne Cooper and Antonia Burton.
Repeating as a medallist at the Olympic Games is no easy feat. The 2012 men's javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott proved his mettle with bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But the Toco thrower's success did not happen by chance. A strong support system, including a pair of Cubans--coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa and physiotherapist Abdel Murguia Miranda—as well as manager Sean Roach, kept him on course throughout the quadrennial.
“I got a second chance, ras. I didn't have to be here talking tuh allyuh. God forbid, I could have been in jail, or on the block smoking with a real big belly and three gold teeth in my mouth. Be a leader. Don't be a follower.”
For close to an hour, on Wednesday, Keston Bledman shared his life with a group of form three boys at St James Government Secondary, urging them to stay away from a life of thuggery.
Beijing 2008 - Jamaica win the 4x100m relay men and break the world record (TTO 2nd)
Featuring Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter. Source: https://www.olympicchannel.com