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What about Track & Field / Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« on: June 25, 2019, 10:33:32 AM »
She got injured right before the world relays.

Ato did say during or soon after World Relays that Khalifa was over her injury and should be vying for a spot on the TTO Pan Am Games and World Championships teams.

Maybe she picked up another injury. Hopefully we will get an update soon from Ato as I was sort of expecting Khalifa to be running as fast as or even faster than Briana Williams this season.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Khalifa St Fort "De Real Deal" Thread
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:03:26 PM »
So what is the latest news?

Good question. Hopefully Ato will give us an update.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Panama Game (18-Jun-2019)
« on: June 18, 2019, 10:02:54 PM »
Maybe we should get some of the Venes who have been regularized and who can play football to rep T&T in our next game?!

As an incentive any Vene player that scores for us gets instant T&T citizenship!  ;)

And btw I don't care if our Trinvene football players can't speak English as I can't handle witnessing another awful T&T performance like we had against Panama last night.

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Definitely know about Tyra and she keeps getting better which is exciting I hope she can make history for herself and Trinidad by winning a medal on the world stage one day. Despite our lack of governance at the NAAA/TTNAAA in these 2000's we've seen more elite talent than ever before. Moreso the emergence of the women.

Imagine what we could do with good leadership/vision and programs in place.
:thumbsup:

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Canada Game (10-June-2019)
« on: June 10, 2019, 05:06:58 PM »
Guess there is no live streams for this game then?

Correct.

https://twitter.com/TTFootballAssoc/status/1138203112601149447

However, this is how CAN started:

Borjan, Brault-Guillard, Cornelius, Piette, Hoilett, Davies, Hutchinson, Kaye, Arfield, Cavallini and Osorio.


Thanks for confirming. 

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Canada Game (10-June-2019)
« on: June 10, 2019, 04:56:30 PM »
Guess there is no live streams for this game then?

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2019 Outdoor Season
« on: June 09, 2019, 05:54:32 AM »
At Racers/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 Meet in Jamaica yesterday evening we had 5 TTO athletes (3 females and 2 males) in action:-

TTO's Cleopatra Borel placed 5th in the Women's Shot Put with a 16.66m throw;
TTO's Alena Brooks placed 5th in the Women's 800m in 2:04.95;
TTO's Michelle-Lee Ahye placed 3rd in the Women's 100m in 11.20 into a -0.5 head wind;
(This is a new SB for MLA and also surpasses the Women's 100m IAAF World Champs Qualification Standard of 11.24 for Doha 2019);
TTO's Andwuelle Wright placed 4th in the Men's Long Jump with a leap of 7.90m into a -0.6 head wind;
TTO's Machel Cedenio placed 2nd in the Men's 400m in a time of 44.92;
(This is a new SB for Machel and also surpasses the Men's 400m IAAF World Champs Qualification Standard of 45.30 for Doha 2019);


This gives Machel Cedenio the best of the TTO athlete performances :salute: at this year's Annual Racers Meet in Jamaica.

Here are official results with videos if available......

National Stadium - Kingston - Site License  6/8/2019 - 7:33 PM
           RACERS/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 - 6/8/2019           
                       National Stadium                       
 
Event 2  Women Shot Put
===============================================================
 Sponsor: JUTC                                                 
WORLD RECORD:   22.63m  6/7/1987    Natalya Lisovskaya, URS   
 MEET RECORD:   18.59m  6/9/2018    Danniel Thomas-Dodd, JAM   
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 #157 Lopez, Yaniuvis         Cuba                    18.23m
      17.46m  17.19m  17.60m  18.23m  17.73m  17.58m           
  2 #156 Ramsey, Jessica         United States of        18.19m
      16.80m  17.93m  FOUL  FOUL  18.19m  17.54m               
  3 #158 Riddick, Monique        United States of        18.16m
      17.64m  17.28m  17.90m  17.61m  18.16m  17.90m           
  4 #155 Thomas-Dodd, Dannie     Jamaica                 18.00m
      17.72m  18.00m  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL  FOUL                   
  5 #159 Borel, Cleopatra        Trinidad and Tobago     16.66m
      15.84m  16.66m  16.55m  16.46m  16.61m  FOUL             
  6 #161 Brown, Devia            Jamaica                 15.97m
      FOUL  13.83m  15.21m  15.97m  FOUL  FOUL                 
  7 #160 Smith, Latifah          Jamaica                 14.19m
      14.19m  14.04m  14.09m                                   

National Stadium - Kingston - Site License  6/8/2019 - 7:31 PM
           RACERS/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 - 6/8/2019           
                       National Stadium                       
 
Event 3  Women 800 Meter Run
===============================================================
 Sponsor: MAIN EVENT                                           
WORLD RECORD:   1:53.28  7/26/1983   Jarmila Kratochvilova, TCH
 MEET RECORD:   2:00.23  6/11/2016   Natoya Goule, JAM         
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals
===============================================================
Finals                                                         
  1 #  121 Wilson, Ajee          United States of       1:59.22
  2 #  124 Almanza, Rosemary     Cuba                   2:00.32
  3 #  127 Rogers, Raevyn        United States of       2:01.08
  4 #  122 Williams, Chishun     United States of       2:03.69
  5 #  126 Brooks, Alena         Trinidad and Tobago    2:04.95
  6 #  125 Baker, Olivia         United States of       2:05.18
  7 #  128 Watson, Samantha      United States of       2:09.72
 -- #  166 Foote, Shaquena       Jamaica                    DNF
 -- #  172 Morales, Priscila     Puerto Rico                DNF

Women's 100m Dash Racers Grand Prix 2019
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National Stadium - Kingston - Site License              6/8/2019 - 8:25 PM
                 RACERS/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 - 6/8/2019                 
                             National Stadium                             
 
Event 9  Women 100 Meter Dash
=====================================================================     
 Sponsor: ADIDAS                                                           
WORLD RECORD:   10.49  7/16/1988   Florence Griffiths-Joyner, USA         
 MEET RECORD:   11.09  6/11/2016   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, JAM           
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals  Wind     
=====================================================================     
Finals                                                                     
  1 #81 Fraser-Pryce, Shelly     Jamaica                  10.88  -0.5 0.210
  2 #82 Smith, Jonielle          Jamaica                  11.20  -0.5 0.156
  3 #84 Ahye, Michelle-Lee       Trinidad and Tobago      11.20  -0.5 0.165
  4 #86 Morrison, Natasha        Jamaica                  11.39  -0.5 0.151
  5 #88 Henry-Robinson, Sama     Jamaica                  11.40  -0.5 0.196
  6 #85 Evans, Gayon             Jamaica                  11.45  -0.5 0.191
  7 #162 Smith-Barrett, Dest     United States of         11.49  -0.5 0.179
  8 #87 Williams, Jodie          Great Britain            11.63  -0.5 0.171

National Stadium - Kingston - Site License            6/8/2019 - 9:33 PM
                RACERS/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 - 6/8/2019                 
                            National Stadium                             
 
Event 10  Men Long Jump
=====================================================================   
 Sponsor: GATORADE/PEPSI                                                 
WORLD RECORD:   8.95m  8/30/1991   Mike Powell, USA                     
    Comp#  Name                Year Team                Finals  Wind   
=====================================================================   
Finals                                                                   
  1 #104 Thompson, Shawn-D       Jamaica                  8.13m   0.7   
     7.63m(-0.9) 8.04m(-0.0) 7.94m(-0.7) 7.29m(-0.5) PASS      8.13m(0.7)
  2 #69 Gayle, Tajay             Jamaica                  8.07m  -1.0   
     FOUL      7.85m(1.0) FOUL      FOUL      8.07m(-1.0) FOUL           
  3 #64 Forbes, Damar            Jamaica                  7.96m   1.0   
     FOUL      7.96m(1.0) FOUL      7.80m(0.6) 7.89m(0.6) 7.81m(0.6)     
  4 #176 Wright, Andwuelle       Trinidad and Tobago      7.90m  -0.6   
     7.68m(-0.5) FOUL      7.90m(-0.6) 7.75m(-0.6) 7.87m(-0.9) FOUL     
  5 #23 Emmanuel, Archibald      Guyana                   7.87m   0.6   
     7.50m(-0.5) 7.87m(0.6) 7.85m(-0.9) 7.84m(0.8 ) 7.74m(-0.8 ) 7.50m(0.5)
  6 #68 Hatfield, Michael        United States of         7.38m  -1.4   
     7.24m(-1.1) 7.38m(-1.4) FOUL      7.36m(1.0) FOUL      7.18m(-0.7) 
  7 #67 Bailey, Ramone           Jamaica                  7.36m   0.7   
     7.28m(-1.3) 7.16m(0.8 ) 7.36m(0.7)                                   
  8 #71 Breel, Quincy            Aruba                    7.26m   0.6   
     6.89m(0.3) 7.08m(-0.8 ) 7.26m(0.6)       


Men's 400m Dash Racers Grand Prix 2019
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National Stadium - Kingston - Site License 6/8/2019 - 9:35 PM
RACERS/ADIDAS Grand Prix 2019 - 6/8/2019
National Stadium

Event 17 Men 400 Meter Dash
================================================================
Sponsor: SDF
WORLD RECORD: 43.03 8/14/2016 Wayde Van Nierkerk, RSA
MEET RECORD: 44.37 6/11/2016 Machel Cedenio, T&T
Comp# Name Year Team Finals
================================================================
Finals
1 #39 Kerley, Fred United States of 44.49 0.151
2 #37 Cedenio, MACHEL Trinidad and Tobago 44.92 0.344
3 #34 Gaye, Demish Jamaica 45.37 0.235
4 #36 Taplin, Bralon Grenada 45.41 0.124
5 #33 Allen, Nathan Jamaica 45.68 0.186
6 #38 Strother, Nathan United States of 45.74 0.232
7 #40 McDonald, Rusheen Jamaica 46.83 0.133

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2019 Outdoor Season
« on: June 08, 2019, 08:56:18 PM »
Didn't Shakeil Waithe place top 3 too? It would be absolutely amazing if we could do a sweep of Javelin one day when Tyriq Horsford finishes college.

Rae Ann Serville just ran 52.89 for a junior record hoping to see her develop maybe we can have our first sub 51 female in a few years.
 

That is why I placed Rae-Ann in my TTO "A" Team Women's 4x400m Relay pool in  Reply #12 above.  :thumbsup:

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2019 Outdoor Season
« on: June 03, 2019, 01:26:12 PM »
Definitely not overlooking KAB she's the one ever dependable elite athlete that we have it would be criminal of me. I know she's already posted SB of 11.14 and 11.18 and most likely will dip below 11 soonish.

My issue is, when KAB calls it quits in a few years who is going to fill her shoes? We have Khalifa, MLA has years left in her but we need at least 2-4 more youngsters who will fill the void. Semoy seems to be fading, Reyare too. Zakiya Denoon was running solidly last year but this year nothing... Where is she? Mauricia Preito has improved significantly and I can only hope she continues to next year. These are two athletes who can potentially form the backbone of a new sprint relay squad.

I dare say we need to be scouting at high school level. I'm not seeing much apart from Miss Bascombe.

The men sprints 100 has had no one to fill the void left by our 4x1 team. Greaux and Richards are doing well at 200 but who else do we have?

In my opinion our current problem with our Women's 4x100m relay team has much more to do with lack of proper annual relay camps to get them properly prepared for performing at their very best at Global championships in addition to our team not being entered into any or enough world class meets like Penn Relays, Drake Relays, etc so that they can gain experience, build good team chemistry and get better prepared in preparation for major meets.

Right now our "A" team relay pool of our top 6 female sprinters for our Women's 4x100m relay team based off their best 100m and 200m times dropped this season (2019) are:-
KAB, MLA, Mauricia Preito, Khalifa St. Fort, Semoy Hackett and Kamaria Durant.

I would use our next 6 best female sprinters like Kai Selvon, Kayelle Clarke, Reyare Thomas, Alya Stanisclaus, Akilah Lewis and Shaniqua Bascombe to form a "B" team relay pool which would then attend an annual Relay Camp along with the "A" team to work on our best team orders, etc and to help create good team chemistry between team members.

To end the relay camp I would get the "A" team to compete against the "B" team with goal of running particular world class times in mind before being send out to compete in certain world class relay meets in the build-up to global Championships.

Regards our Men's 4x100m we are currently lacking any world class prospects in 100m but I think Kyle Greaux who is now world class at the 200m should definitely be in the 4x100m relay pool.
However as Jereem Richards is now a core member of our world class Men's 4x4 Relay team it woud be highly unwise to burden him with having to run both the 4x1 and 4x4 Relays at Major Championships in addition to him competing in his individual 200m event as he is not super human and could end up injuring himself by trying to take on too much.

In my opinion the 6 member "A" team relay pool for our Men's 4x100m relay should be Bledman, Sorrillo, Greaux, Callender, Akanni Hislop and Jonathan Farinha while the 6 member "B" team relay pool should be Jerod Elcock, Morain Moriba, Nathan Farinha, Holland Cabara, Jalen Purcell and Dan-Neil Telesford;

The Men's 4x1 should all be put through annual Relay Camps just like the Women's 4x1 team and the "A" team should compete against the "B" team at the end of the camp with goal of them running particular world class times before being send out to compete in certain world class relay meets in the build-up to global Championships.

I have not included Jereem Richards, Deon Lendore and Dwight St. Hillarie in the 4x1 pool as they are all members of our world class Men's 4x400m Relay "A" team and cannot be expected to compete in their individual events as well as in both the 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at major championships.

In my opinion members of our Men's 4x400m Relay "A" team 6 man pool should be:-
Deon Lendore, Renny Quow, Jereem Richards, Dwight St. Hillarie, Machel Cedenio and Lalonde Gordon with Asa Guevara and Onal Mitchell as reserves. Jarrin Solomon would also be in my "A" team if he was active this season but so far he has not competed for 2019 due to what I believe is lack of funding and support.

We also should be grooming a world class Women's 4x400m Relay team around this pool of female quarter-milers and hurdlers but so far the NAAA TT seem to have no intention of grooming one:-
Zakiya Denoon, Sparkle McKnight, Alena Brooks, Mauricia Prieto, Rae-Anne Serville and Elia Nero.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2019 Outdoor Season
« on: June 01, 2019, 07:18:11 AM »
Mauricia Preito qualified for the NCAA finals in PB 22.99. She's a junior so she has 1 year left and already seems like the 200 is her stronger event. Could be a key player in our ladies 4x1 in the future.

I wonder if coach Shaver is resting Denoon seeing as world champs is so late. I highly doubt but hopeful of. She can be a key player in our ladies 4x100. Khalifa, Denoon and Preito with MLA.

How can you overlook KAB for our 4x1 relay team when she currently has the fastest 100m time of our female sprinters this season and will most likely drop even quicker times between now and the start of the 2019 World Champs in Doha?

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta 2019
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:07:12 PM »
Thanks AB!

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta 2019
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:21:29 AM »
Live stream for Carifta 2019 Day 2 Session 2 at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXbJ1F5TAao

Latest live results for Carifta Games 2019: http://www.cfpitiming.com/liveresults/2019_Outdoor/Carifta_2019/index.html

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta 2019
« on: April 20, 2019, 11:43:39 AM »
Live stream to Carifta 2019 at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXbJ1F5TAao

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What about Track & Field / Re: Carifta 2019
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:05:39 PM »
Briana Williams back in the 200m at Carifta after schedule change
By Leighton Levy   April 19, 2019

Briana Williams is back in 200m at the 2019 Carifta Games which begins at the Truman Bodden Stadium in the Cayman Islands on Saturday following a change to the 200m schedule.

Changes were made, insiders said because there were not enough athletes to contest the event over three rounds because of what was a congested schedule, especially for athletes who are also competing in the 100m.

Williams, the 2018 Austin Sealy Award winner, withdrew from the 200m earlier this week because the  200m schedule included having the semi-finals and finals on the same day in contravention of the established international convention.

Head of Competition Darrel Rankine defended the schedule telling Sportsmax.TV that he sent the schedule out to the respective federations from December 2018. He suggested that the feedback he received did not include concerns over the scheduling for the 200m.

However, Dr Warren Blake, President of the JAAA, who Williams is representing, refuted Rankine’s claims but revealed that he had requested that they make adjustments the schedule.

Numerous phone calls to Rankine’s mobile phone went unanswered, but Williams’ coach, Ato Boldon, confirmed Friday that the schedule was changed and that Williams will now run the 100m, 200m, and the sprint relays for Jamaica in what will likely be her final Carifta Games.

Jamaica has won the Carifta Games every year since 1985.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: August 11, 2018, 10:27:23 PM »
Check out Team TTO Athletes at 2018 NACAC Championships at below link!

Today is the last day of the 2018 NACAC Championships in Toronto, Canada and Team TTO athletes compete in 10 Finals. All times listed are in local Toronto time.

Andwuelle Wright competes in the Men Long Jump Final at 1:20pm;
Akeem Stewart competes in the Men Discus Final at 1:45pm;
Sparkle Mcknight competes in the Women 400 M Hurdles Final at 2:10pm;
Cleopatra Borel competes in the Women Shot Put Final at 2:15pm;
Jehue Gordon competes in the Men 400 M Hurdles Final at 2:20pm;
Reyare Thomas & Semoy Hackett competes in the Women 200 M Final at 2:30pm;
Kyle Greaux competes in the Men 200 M Final at 2:40pm;
Ayanna Alexander competes in the Women Triple Jump Final at 3:15pm;
Women 4x100 M TTO Relay Team of: 
     1) Tyra Gittens 20                 2) Khalifa St. Fort 20             
     3) Semoy Hackett 29                4) Reyare Thomas 31   competes in the Women 4x100 M Relay Final at 3:40m;
Men 4x100 M TTO Relay Team of: 
     1) Keston Bledman 30               2) Jalen Purcell 19               
     3) Kyle Greaux 30                  4) Johnathan Farinha 22 
competes in the Men 4x100 M Relay Final at 3:50pm;

2018 NACAC Championships, August 10-12, 2018, Varsity Stadium - Toronto

http://results.deltatiming.com/nacac/2018-nacac-championships#2018-08-12

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General Discussion / Re: Emancipation Day thread!!
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:02:00 PM »
HAPPY EMANCIPATION DAY TO EVERYONE!
Researched & Written By Ian Socapro Henry

The Emancipation Day holiday was first declared by the T&T government on 1st August 1985 which makes Trinidad & Tobago the first country in the English speaking western world to officially declare the 1st August as an Emancipation Day public holiday 33 years ago.

Most people are unaware that during the 1800's between 1834 and 1845 (for over a decade) T&T had two annual Carnival celebrations; the Pre-Lent Carnival which was referred to back then as "Jamette Carnival" by the upper-classes who generally stopped having their upper-class Mardi Gras Balls after slavery was abolished in 1834 and there was also the Canboulay Celebrations which was a more African style Carnival that became an annual celebration for a period of a decade plus between 1834 and 1845 on 1st August in celebration of the abolition of slavery.

By the way, the word “Jamette” is derived from the French word “diametre” and this referred to the class of people below the diameter of respectability or the underworld. Essentially Jamettes referred to individuals who were part of the urban working class who lived in the barrack ranges of Port of Spain and San Fernando. In a broader context it also included all those who participated in urban Carnival celebrations after slavery was abolished. A description of Jamettes can be found in the San Fernando Gazette of 1871.

Canboulay is a French-Creole word derived from the French term "cannes brulées" meaning burnt cane. Canboulay is a precursor to T&T Carnival and is also the festival where calypso music has its roots. Canboulay was originally a harvest festival at which drums, singing, dancing and chanting were an integral part. After Emancipation (1834), it developed into an outlet and a festival for freed slaves who were banned from participating in the masquerade balls – derived from the European Christian traditions of the colonial elite.

Sometime after 1845 the Canboulay celebrations were moved from the 1st August and fused with the more European influenced Jamette Carnival celebrations which was based on many of the characters that were depicted by the upper-classes at the plantation class Mardi Gras Balls during slavery.

So to a certain extent the Emancipation Day Holiday in T&T is a revival of the original Canboulay celebrations that was started by ex-slaves on the 1st August 1834 to celebrate their perceived liberation from slavery when the Abolition of Slavery was announced in Trinidad by the British Governor at the Governor House in Port-of-Spain on 1st August 1834.

What added more energy to the early Canboulay celebrations in Trinidad from 1834 onwards was the fact that the British Governor to Trinidad tried to announce the implementation of a temporary Apprenticeship system in Trinidad (which was really the continuation of slavery by another name) to last until 1840 but the masses gathered outside of the Governor House protested and sang a kaiso composed on the spot by Congo Bara in French-Creole called "Point De Six Ans" ("Not Six More Years"). The growing crowd outside of the Governor House kept drowning out the Governor's announcement about the proposed Apprenticeship system and would not disperse and they eventually forced the Governor to concede that the proposed Apprenticeship system will not be implemented in Trinidad. However the Apprenticeship system was successfully announced and implemented in all the other British colonies in the West Indies and that system was not officially abolished until 1838. This fact also makes T&T the first British colony to unofficially get rid of slavery in 1834 which was 4 years ahead of the other British colonies.

1834 is thus the more accurate year that truly inclusive Trinidad Carnival started and not 1783 as many of us have been misled into believing. 1783 was the year when the French Plantation class introduced their European style Mardi Gras Masquerade Balls to Trinidad to celebrate the wealth and class elevation they had acquired on the backs of the free labour provided by the majority enslaved African population. It should also be noted that the general enslaved African population were not allowed to take part in the plantation class Mardi Gras Balls during slavery. Most of the plantation class Mardi Gras Balls died a natural death in T&T after slavery was abolished as many European planters decided to migrate back to Europe. Post abolition of slavery the early colonial Police force was actually set up in T&T with its main agenda being the protection of the Plantation classes from any possible or imagined retribution from the former physically enslaved African majority.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: August 02, 2018, 02:03:59 AM »
Anyone know what happened with our hepthlon girls? they both did not run the last event(800m) . One was in medal contentin as well  ???

That will be interesting to find out as Tyra Gittens was in bronze medal position after 6 disciplines and could have easily won a bronze medal had she competed in the last event (the Women's 800m Heptatahlon);

It also does not make any sense that T&T did not field any male 400m runners and a Men's 4x400m relay team especially knowing the high calibre of Male 400m runners that we have when compared with the best in the region. It is also at these regional games that we should be blooding our individual Women 400m and Women's 4x400m relay teams if the NAAA TT are serious about ever making sure that T&T fields competitive Women's 4x400m relay teams at future global championships.
Or maybe they are content to continue seeing our TTO Teams underachieving for the talent we have at our disposal as we currently have been doing for the last decade at various track & field games and championships.

We need to continue lashing the NAAA TT hard for their shortsightedness in selecting TTO teams for these various regional games which ultimately leads to our teams underachieving in the amount of medals they bring home. The NAAA TT still seems to be more concerned about taking the maximum number of officials on these trips than they are about giving the maximum number of TTO athletes the opportunity to compete against the best in the region for medals and to also gain vital experience that can serve them well for being competitive at the world class level at future global championships.

On a related side note, maybe the time has come for Jehue Gordon to also try his hand at some other track events and not to limit himself to just the 400m Hurdles as that strategy might benefit him in the long term in getting back to the top flight in his pet event. If I was Jehue I would try my hand at competing in more 400m flat events and more 110m Hurdles events to help work on my top end speed and speed endurance.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: July 30, 2018, 07:14:45 PM »
Brooks was very impressive in the women 800 m. She got the silver. Congrats, Ms Brooks!!!
:thumbsup:

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What about Track & Field / Re: The Mikel Thomas Thread
« on: May 05, 2018, 02:34:01 AM »
 :beermug:

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Just because Pro blight doh mean all o allyuh blight. Working jut fine for me in Bogota.  ;D ;D
  :D

I think its time for me to re-install that IP-Country changing application I used to have on my older computer.

Any easy to use good recommendations guys?

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Oh, lord!

Was well in the lead in the 2nd and 3rd leg. Very slow handover and Cedino get boxed in.
Thought he might pull it out in the stretch but not to be.

They lost close to half a second on that handover.

VB

If you look at the video of the last exchange you will see that Cedenio was pushed in the exchange zone by the Kenyan who was meant to remain outside of him but decided to move from his designated exchange position towards the inside lane to get to his incoming teammate running in the inside lane.
Kenya was rightly DQed for exchanging in the wrong position but the push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan outgoing runner caused the incoming Quow to take an extra second to get the baton safely into Cedenio's hand and after that delay Cedenio was then boxed-in by the other front runners for most of the last lap.
Its unfortunate but I think Cedenio did his best to deal with the situation but his trademark last 100m kick was missing and he was unable to overhaul the 3 last leg runners who were able to get ahead of him before the last 100m of the last leg. I believe that push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan in the exchange zone that caused the delay in us making a safe baton change could have cost us a medal.
Disappointing but so it goes sometimes in these relays when luck wasn't on your side.
What happen to the videos I did not see any races in the commonwealth games.

It seems that most of the videos from the recently concluded Commonwealth Games have been blocked or taken down for copyright reasons.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUKKvXA524Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9y_bnv7hAE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG2ZE6S-Iq4

Just go to youtube, lots more there.

VB

In case you are not yet aware of it VB, all those links you provided result in this message:

"This video contains content from
Commonwealth Games Federation,
who has blocked it in your country on
copyright grounds."


Maybe viewing is blocked in the UK where I am based but is not blocked where you are based.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2018 Updates Thread
« on: April 30, 2018, 04:09:33 PM »
Oh, lord!

Was well in the lead in the 2nd and 3rd leg. Very slow handover and Cedino get boxed in.
Thought he might pull it out in the stretch but not to be.

They lost close to half a second on that handover.

VB

If you look at the video of the last exchange you will see that Cedenio was pushed in the exchange zone by the Kenyan who was meant to remain outside of him but decided to move from his designated exchange position towards the inside lane to get to his incoming teammate running in the inside lane.
Kenya was rightly DQed for exchanging in the wrong position but the push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan outgoing runner caused the incoming Quow to take an extra second to get the baton safely into Cedenio's hand and after that delay Cedenio was then boxed-in by the other front runners for most of the last lap.
Its unfortunate but I think Cedenio did his best to deal with the situation but his trademark last 100m kick was missing and he was unable to overhaul the 3 last leg runners who were able to get ahead of him before the last 100m of the last leg. I believe that push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan in the exchange zone that caused the delay in us making a safe baton change could have cost us a medal.
Disappointing but so it goes sometimes in these relays when luck wasn't on your side.
What happen to the videos I did not see any races in the commonwealth games.

It seems that most of the videos from the recently concluded Commonwealth Games have been blocked or taken down for copyright reasons.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2018 Updates Thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 02:19:04 AM »
Oh, lord!

Was well in the lead in the 2nd and 3rd leg. Very slow handover and Cedino get boxed in.
Thought he might pull it out in the stretch but not to be.

They lost close to half a second on that handover.

VB

If you look at the video of the last exchange you will see that Cedenio was pushed in the exchange zone by the Kenyan who was meant to remain outside of him but decided to move from his designated exchange position towards the inside lane to get to his incoming teammate running in the inside lane.
Kenya was rightly DQed for exchanging in the wrong position but the push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan outgoing runner caused the incoming Quow to take an extra second to get the baton safely into Cedenio's hand and after that delay Cedenio was then boxed-in by the other front runners for most of the last lap.
Its unfortunate but I think Cedenio did his best to deal with the situation but his trademark last 100m kick was missing and he was unable to overhaul the 3 last leg runners who were able to get ahead of him before the last 100m of the last leg. I believe that push that Cedenio got from the Kenyan in the exchange zone that caused the delay in us making a safe baton change could have cost us a medal.
Disappointing but so it goes sometimes in these relays when luck wasn't on your side.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Panama Game (17-Apr-2018)
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:30:24 PM »
FINAL: Trinidad and Tobago 0-1 Panama. Goal scored by Jesús 'Chuito' González in the 90th minute.

Looks like the T&T defenders fell asleep a bit near the end to have conceded in the 90th minute.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Commonwealth Games 2018 Updates Thread
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:21:58 AM »
This CWG gold for MLA is 4 years overdue as she was having a great breakout season back in 2014 with a long unbeaten streak on the circuit in Europe when she got injured just before CWG2014.

MLA was plagued with injuries for about 2 to 3 years between 2014 and 2016 which has retarded her progress and goal to become the fastest in the world.

Hopefully MLA can now gain the confidence from this CWG2018 victory to step up her performances at major championships and so be able to regularly mount the podium thus proving that she is one of the world's top 3 along side ET and whoever else joins the podium party.

Congrats to MLA on her coping her first major championship title which is the prefect birthday to herself.

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What about Track & Field / Commonwealth Games 2018 Updates Thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:59:21 AM »
Please post all updates for Team TTO in this thread thanks!   :)

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2018 Track & Field Season
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:03:33 AM »
http://cariftabahamas2018.com/competition/results/


Wow, not a single post. Actually, it is very disappointing on our part.  JA  28 Gold, Bahamas 6 Gold, TT 3 Golds. And I think this JA high school TF weekend. So their best is no at the Carifta. So how effective is TF grass-root programs.

Fyi Champs in Jamaica was last weekend, not this weekend.
And actually we won 4 gold medals, 6 silver & 7 bronze medals for a total of 17 medals.
On Day 1 we won 4 medals (2 gold, 0 silver, 2 bronze)
On Day 2 we won 6 medals (1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
On Day 3 we won 7 medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)

Our Boys U17 4x4 team got DQed for exchanging the baton outside of the exchange zone otherwise we would have won 1 more bronze medal for a total of 18 medals.
In addition Avindale Smith picked up a hip injury and did not start in the Boys U17 200m final where he was a strong contender to medal. Avindale was also withdrawn from our Boys U17 4x4 Relay team which would have been a strong contender for gold if he was healthy to run in the final as he was winner of the individual Boys U17 400m gold.
Adéll Colthrust the 2017 Carifta Boys U17 100m champion was also missing from our team due to injury.

Still we under-performed and won less medals than last year so it seems that we are going backwards rather than forwards.

Our main flaw was not fielding any athletes in about half the events rather than taking a leaf from Jamaica and trying to field athletes in as many events as possible. It seems that NAAA has a policy that if they believe an athlete is not a strong contender for gold then they don't want to send you to the Carifta Games and in this regard they don't seem to realize that the Carifta Games is the major development meet for young athletes in our region and the more athletes we can give the experience of competing against the best in the region is the more they can improve and then be able to come back stronger the following year to become stronger medal contenders.

Bahamas with 1/4 of T&T's population seem to understand that Carifta Games is a development meet which is why they are now reaping the fruits of their investment in their young athletes over the past number of years. Our NAAA seems to be very shortsighted in this regard and don't want to use Carifta as a development meet for our young athletes which it is.

I have heard the NAAA President Ephraim Serrette refer to the Carifta Games as the Olympics for our young athletes which clearly tells me that he has the totally wrong concept of what we should be using the Carifta Games for which is as a development meet for as many of our young talented athletes as we possible can.
If Mr Serrette does not understand how to use the Carifta Games to develop our young athletes to compete against the best young athletes in our region then all that he needs to do is to watch what Jamaica and The Bahamas are doing and to copy their development strategy. This should not be so difficult for him to figure out.

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Martinique Game (25-Mar-2018)
« on: March 25, 2018, 05:09:39 PM »
Looks like match just start!

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Football / Re: Thread for T&T vs Guadeloupe Game (23-Mar-2018)
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:11:20 PM »
WATCH: Comments from Dennis Lawrence  (pt. 1)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/Xg7DC8c3W8I" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/Xg7DC8c3W8I</a>

WATCH: Comments from Dennis Lawrence (pt. 2)

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/GzzRyRxnSto" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/GzzRyRxnSto</a>

WATCH: Comments from Daneil Cyrus

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/he0Y6ptOnM4" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/he0Y6ptOnM4</a>

Nice! Will be good to see a video of the game highlights!

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Football / Re: Women Warriors Thread
« on: March 24, 2018, 06:04:14 PM »
At least they did not lose the 2nd game which shows signs of improvement. Pity they couldn't hold on for the win!

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