Katelyn Medeiros of Bermuda #9 and Kendra Friday captain of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines battle for possession
during the Concacaf Women’s U20 qualifi ers Group A Match between Bermuda and Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines at Stadion Ergilio Hato. CONCACAF
By Nelson A. King
Five-time Jamaican Olympic gold
medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah
opened her 2022 season with victory in
the women’s 60m at the 20th staging
of the Queen’s/Grace Jackson Development
meet at the Stadium East field,
Jamaica on Saturday, Jan. 29 according
to Loop Sports.
Champion in the 100m, 200m and
4x100m in Tokyo, Thompson-Herah
crossed the line in a personal best 7.19
seconds against “an unfavorable 1.9m/s
wind,” Loop Sports said.
It said Thompson-Herah was challenged
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early by Shashalee Forbes of
Sprintec but pulled away midway for an
Remona Burchell, also of Sprintec,
closed fast, but she had to settle for
second in 7.29. Forbes finished third in
7.36, Loop Sports said.
“New season, kicking it off with the
60m, it feels great,” said Thompson-
Herah afterwards. “I am happy to be
Loop Sports said Thompson-Herah
is the Jamaican record-holder and second
fastest woman of all time over
100m (10.54) and 200m (21.53).
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the team did well in the Betway T20
series against England in Barbados,
which the team won (3-2).
“We decided to stick with the same
group of players. They have demonstrated
great skill and fight and we
expect the same kind of performance
on the tour of India,” he said.
Kieron Pollard is the captain of the
By Azad Ali
West Indies ended its International
Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World
Cup campaign in a disappointing 11th
position, which was won by India after
defeating England in the final on Saturday
at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
Asked to chase a modest 190, India
overhauled their target with 14 balls
The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
was played for the first time in the Caribbean,
which featured 16 teams across
Man-of-the Match Raj Bawa excelled
with both bat and ball, taking five wickets
for 31 as he ripped through the England
batting and making 35 not out.
Sri Lanka had booted out the West
Indies in the Super League stage with a
dramatic victory by three wickets with
10 balls to spare.
West Indies had scored 250 off their
50 overs in the Group D match in St.
Kitts last month.
Russell said applications will open
in the coming weeks and that the
program will offer students to learn
about building and delivery of a
world-class sporting product.
same players are playing in the senior
team and they’ve had so much experience.
“With the extra matches, we’re training
more, we’re eating better, we’re
doing things now for the future,” she
added. “That’s what’s exciting for me as
a coach. I’ve been in this capacity for 10
years, and I’ve worked with this group
since they were Under-15s.
“They were our benchmark team,
our measuring tool,” Robinson continued.
“We said, ‘Let’s see what they look
like in 2022,’ not knowing of course
at that time that we would have these
types of competitions.”
CONCACAF said one of the key events
was the 2018 CONCACAF Girls’ Under-
15 Championship in which Bermuda
took home the Division 2 title.
“Fifty percent of that team is now
joining this senior team,” Robinson
said. “That was part of the plan, to start
them early at the U15s and play them
at the U17.
Many of these girls will also be part
of the U20s, so we’re hoping that they’ll
have success at the U20s,” she added.
“Mind you, most of them still have
another Under-20 tournament after this
Bermuda’s campaign in Group C
of the 2022 CONCACAF W Qualifiers
starts off with a massive test against
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup side
Jamaica, CONCACAF said.
It said Robinson cannot help but
smile that right out of the blocks her
team gets a crack at one of CONCACAF’s
“We’ve done our research, we’ve
watched them play, we have footage
on them,” she said. “They probably
don’t have much on us, but I will say
that since we’ve played them in 2018
4-0 Jamaica win in Final Round of
CWC qualifying, our team has gotten
so much better. We said, ‘Yeah, throw
us right into the fire. Forget warm-up
matches, forget anything!’ If you want
to be the best, you’ve got to beat the
Following the Jamaica game in Kingston
on Feb. 17, Bermuda will play the
Cayman Islands at IMG Academy in
Bradenton, Fl, before closing the group
in April against the Dominican Republic
and Grenada, CONCACAF said.
“We’re not taking anyone for granted,”
Robinson said. “As coaches we
believe in playing our strongest team,
regardless of the opponent, and now
we’re looking at playing front-foot football:
Starting fast, starting strong and
not waiting for a team to attack us.”
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Deputy Dean at UWI’S Faculty of
Sport, Amanda Reifer. www.cavehill.
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BIG THINGS AHEAD FOR BERMUDA
Thompson-Herah opens season with 60m victory
Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah.
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