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Yeah, big interview from Jehue!!
Like the young champ said, it's all about believing in yourself and your coach and localising the effort as much as you can to show folks that we can do it from home as well!
The Jamaicans have done it and we can do it too but our NAAA and Ministry of Sports and Government need to get serious. Engaging more of our talented youths in sports can deter many of our talented youths from a life of crime.

I am glad you posted this so everyone can hear him say who was responsible for his success.... it can be done ..it was done ...it can be done again. believe it folks ...the world will come to see just what the coaches of the carifta record holder in both the 110 metre and 400 metres hurdles , the world junior and now senior champion is doing ( he has the carifta record in an event he has given up !! ) it explains his strong 100 metres finish today ...he runs with emmanuel callender in training over the short sprints .
How many have gone abroad with much promise and disappointed ? Doc is as qualified in athletics coaching ans is well respected in world ath;etics circles ...yeah some might say ...one shot wonder ....but look at the facts ..

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You will hear this "we could do it from here" a lot now that Jehue has done it. It is unlikely. Jehue is managed by Emanuel Hudson of HSI, he now works with Michael Johnson's facility in Dallas as well. His coach has a PhD.

To use him as an example of all this homegrown talent that will emerge is not accurate. I would love for it to be so, but under which coaches? With what system? With what backing?

Can it be done? Yes, but the system has to improve markedly.
Good talk Ato, I overlooked all that outside help that Jehue has been getting of recent.
Thanks for correcting me on that point.  :beermug:

whoa horsie ....... Jehue gordon had had the same coach since he was 12 ...his coach is Ian " doc " Hypolite ( head of St anns facility and a very underated coach )   jehue has visited the michael johnson facility but trains in trinidad ...st mary's ground and the national stadium under coaches hypolite and Ed skinner. he runs for memphis pioneers and has never changed clubs since 12 ...the people he credited with his success are like his close family ...mothers aunties, uncles  etc. Michael johnson  came to T&T only recently and sure there are things you can learn from his approach but jehue gordon will be the first to tell you ...it is the management team of doc and skinner that has brought him thus far .......he is also, like Ato, world junior and senior champion > he has one more year in UWI to graduate and is not managed by emmanuel anybody.
This is a home grown talent ...it can be done ..it will be done again !!

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Ron La Forest is the answer folks .....and the gloryhound that he is ..he stuck his index finger in the air knowing no-one could break that record ! so if you want more ...ask him ...I am sure he will be ready to tell it all ...

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so who scored the first goal in an official game at the HCS ?

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Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (20-Jul-2013).
« on: July 18, 2013, 11:43:14 AM »
I will always support a T&T team in any sport ....who else I go support ..I's ah trini ! However unrealistic expectations are not part of my bag ...I would be quite happy for a good performance from this team seeing where they were not too long ago.
Beating Mexico at this tournament, though possible, is not very  being realistic in my view as we have been performing really badly in the recent past ..if we were to be honest. Rome was not built in a day and it also takes years to build a good team. Mr Hart said he was not a miracle worker but that is proving to be untrue as good things are happening after such a long wait.
We can take some good things from this tournament already but it is the rebuilding that we will make or break. Too early yet to judge Mr Hart but I am optimistic thus far...just my write.

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Football / Re: 2013 Confederation Cup
« on: July 02, 2013, 06:04:25 AM »
looking for someone to analyse how Brazil was able to nullify Spain ...have not been able to say ... so if some of the pundits can oblige i would be grateful


Jai, this is a good article by Gab Marcotti, that breaks down Spain's and Brasil's efforts in the final.


http://espnfc.com/blog/_/name/espnfcunited/id/7511?cc=5739



Thanks ..but I find this article as many of the others to be a statement of what we saw rather than an analysis of what caused it. I am sure most coaches are looking for that cause .... that Spain could be beaten was probably a non starter a few months ago, yet it happened right before our eyes. What I have been able to descifer is that fact that Brazil disrupted the flow of the tiki taka just as they did to Argentina in the Copa America some years ago when Argentina was favoured to win ...the under rated midfield destroyers of Brazil may well spark an interest in that role in world football.

Brazil has produced a dtring of nudgers who do just enough to throw you off your game yet not enough to get a booking. This for me seems to have affected the way Spain would have liked to play.  I agree that tiredness and weather must also have played a part ...but you get the feeling that teams are working out the Spanish game ..and germany, Italy and Spain are concentrating more on their midfield destroyers ...That's my view

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well i wish to add Aubert " Nobby " Phillip from Tunapuna to the list a player  who got his leg broken representing the red white and black who vowed never to play for his country again after broken promises made to him on his hospital bed.

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Football / Re: 2013 Confederation Cup
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:11:17 PM »
looking for someone to analyse how Brazil was able to nullify Spain ...have not been able to say ... so if some of the pundits can oblige i would be grateful

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Football / Re: 2013 Confederation Cup
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:09:43 PM »
Brazil played well yesterday. But would they have beaten Spain, had Spain not had to play 120 minutes against another world class side less than 3 days before in 30 degree weather? It clearly prevented the Spaniards from playing their usual pressing game and from overrunning the Brazilians as they have done with everyone else in recent years.

Personally, I think the Brazil hype has gone overboard. The result had just as much to do with Spain's poor performance as it did with Brazil's good performance.

(PS - I dont support any national team other than TnT, so I am not a disgruntled Spain fan lol)

Ryan, I see where you coming from, but that is the way the ball rolls. Location and temperature is part of the game. All them South Americans, African, etc does  go Euro and play. When the Euros come South American. Oh gosh, it too hot. We jet lagg. The food eh good. Too much traffic. The fans making too much noise. The stadium this! the sadium that! I don't think Brazil going overboard. It is just a celebration for the moment. They win the celebrate. But if anybody on this site think Spain dead have to be real dotish. This tournament is for teams to acclimatize to the environment. So next year when they get they arse buss, there can't make no excuse.

good points Deeks...Italy and Spain have an advantage over the other European teams, they got to play games and learn the conditions in Brazil.

Surely there must be a reason no European team has won a tournament in South America ?

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Football / Re: Villarreal back in La liga
« on: July 01, 2013, 08:03:24 PM »
Ok so we had a sabbatical but we are back where we belong ...the world's biggest small side .

 One of a few teams, of any size , that can boast of matching the dynamic duo of Spain.

It seems like  football success is now determined by the size of the wallet but little teams like Villarreal keep giving hope to the hopeless ...... Yes we can .... like Sea biscuit ...the working class horse that beat the mighty War Admiral ..the money entry.

So i am ready to back the underdog ...go submarine !! los submarinos amarillos

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Football / La Liga Thread
« on: July 01, 2013, 07:56:09 PM »
Villarreal back in La liga

El Submarino Amarillo president has expressed his delight after seeing his club return to Spain's top tier, bouncing back only a year after suffering relegation
Fernando Roig says he is optmistic for Villarreal's future after they secured promotion back to La Liga at the first attempt.

Jonathan Pereira's strike was enough to earn a 1-0 win over rivals Almeria on the final day of the season to ensure a runners-up spot behind champions Elche.

Roig could not hide his delight after the 'Yellow Submarine' made sure of a return to Spain's top flight after a year in the footballing wilderness.

"This will be good for our future," the club head was quoted by AS.

"We've restructured a lot of things. It hasn't been easy, but we're in the Primera Division again.

"The fans have been tremendous," he added

The Villarreal president also confirmed that Marcelino Garcia will remain as coach at El Madrigal into next season.

"It had been planned in advance and Marcelino will continue," he added, giving backing to the current trainer.

Marcos Senna, who was part of Villarreal side that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2006, also spoke of his genuine happiness at being part of the promotion-winning side.

"This is huge," the 36-year-old former Spain international enthused.

"There’s so much joy. We've achieved our target."


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Quizz Time & Facts / Re: Which Grenadian played football for T&T ?
« on: June 26, 2013, 11:52:46 AM »
Keith Fletcher played for the trinidad youth team.  He later played for Grenada senior team around 2000.


dais it dere ....

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against Pat Jennings

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Quizz Time & Facts / Which Grenadian played football for T&T ?
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:45:50 PM »
So can we name any ?

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Quizz Time & Facts / Re: Ex. TT player that earned his Doctorate
« on: June 24, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »
doctor rate or medical doctor ? ..it eh de same . Alvin is MD not PHD

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Keshorn was posing at the stadium on saturday ....so he got his excuse for not taking part in the mandatory games over the weekend ... dais all it is folks ..... nothing more ..

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Dont forget Ayodele Taffe ...Texam A&M next year to join Lendore .... hope it works out ..improving every race this season ...the 19 year old has certainly run clear of all locals ....

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just like de main issue being Gordon having an inappropriate meeting with Rowley rather than the subject matter of dangerous allegations via e mail , we are now discussing de coach right ?. Of course the fact that we are beginning a new season just like all  others is now cause for hope right ?

Just throw them a ball and they will follow it ...no matter where it goes ...just like our new found brand of football ...forget about taking control of the ball or establishing any kind of operational structure ...just play ball !

...so when I read things like ..de coach alresdy wukking and no contract yet in place I ask myself ..did I just wake up ? or is this the same nightmare I thought I awoke from  only recently ?

Well the football cemetery of broken dreams can add some more to the list of those who have died before the promises could be revealed .... the more we change ..rearrange ..everything remains the same ...

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The other will include only the salaries of Hart and Beenhakker and would allegedly be picked up by three unnamed sponsors—two local and one international organisation.
nah man, nah man, doh do we dat... who is dese sponsors?  :cursing:

Transparency please

EDIT: I hoping is because the deals have not been closed and inked yet

Why they have to say who the sponsors are?  Suppose that was a condition of the sponsorship?
My sentiments exactly. As long as they getting paid and is not via illegal means who cares?? When men wasn't getting paid nobody was asking who paying them now everybody want a commission of inquiry into all things TTFA.


you think their previous dealings might have something to do with it ? Naaaaaah ! Just take de money from where ever it comes ... so we go have to watch de news more carefully now in de event dat a drug or diesel bust could affec we football !

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                     HASELY CRAWFORD STADIUM, P.O.S. T'DAD                     
 
Event 21  Boys Under 15 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points   
============================================================================   
Finals                                                                         
  1 Colthrust, Adell          00 Southern Athletics       11.06   0.7  10      
  2 Edwards, Tyrell           99 Toco Titans              11.59   0.7   8       
  3 Hernandez, Daniel         99 D'Abadie                 11.60   0.7   6       
  4 Hislop, Ako               99 Zenith                   11.85   0.7   5       
  5 MC Millan, Joshua         99 Rebirth                  11.88   0.7   4       
  6 Moore, Ronaldo            99 Abilene Wildcats         11.95   0.7   3       
  7 Gordon, Tyreke            99 Zenith                   12.07   0.7   2       
  8 Alleyne-Noreiga, Renaldo  99 Memphis Pioneers         12.10   0.7   1   


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                     HASELY CRAWFORD STADIUM, P.O.S. T'DAD                     
 
Event 52  Boys Under 15 200 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points   
============================================================================   
Finals                                                                         
  1 Colthrust, Adell          00 Southern Athletics       22.73   1.1  10       
  2 Hernandez, Daniel         99 D'Abadie                 23.50   1.1   8       
  3 Hislop, Ako               99 Zenith                   24.27   1.1   6       
  4 Vance, Rondell            99 Neon Trackers            24.36   1.1   5       
  5 Walcott, Jason            99 Simplex                  24.37   1.1   4       
  6 MC Millan, Joshua         99 Rebirth                  24.53   1.1   3       
  7 Caesar, Aaron             99 P/Fortin N/Jets          24.67   1.1   2       
  8 Bernard, Dariel           99 Dovers                   24.89   1.1   1   

I should add that Adell ran in pain in that 200 and could not even walk up the stairs after his race.... his mother had to meet him downstairs ...according to her ..." he hides his pain  he wont tell us , we have to see it " . I tell you I have never seen a dingle minded individual like this boy in a long while. PB in pain ..I tell you .

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:32:04 AM »
Since we are here ...I do want everyone to note Jennae Spinks is on the scene ....great potential .... still under 15ike colthrust but great prospect

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 28, 2013, 09:30:37 AM »
18 year old Ayodele Taffe is another one to watch ...his QRC coach says he is going to Texas A&M this year...he has been improving since switching to the Charlie Joseph team Abilene wildcats .....the club of Deon Lendore, the farinha brothers and several other young stars...
he is running faster as the season progresses ..

is ayodele attending QRC now or just working out with their coach?

Well he did represent QRC in Penn this year so I would say yes . According to the coach he needed to work on the academics to qualify . I remember picking him  him out some years ago ...when he beat John Mark constantine ...the first time I had seen JMC lose a 100 metre race ... Poor fella ...I dont think he has recovered since then ! He is another with great potential but is suspected of having choke on big ocassions syndrome.

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What about Track & Field / Re: May 25th Diamond League
« on: May 26, 2013, 08:01:56 PM »
What in the world is wrong with Richard Thompson?  Seems like he has taken several steps back.  And I am disappointed with the progress of Jehue Gordon. Since Ato Boldon, we have not had a male athlete who showed tremendous promise and continued to improve while performing at a high level. Is it training? Is it attitude? Now all eyes on Keshorn!  Look at the Jamaican stable. Just asking questions and dying to support a good Trini contingent.

should have taken a scholarship to the US just look at deon lendore progress


For every Lendore I could name at least 50 for whom the change did no good . jamaica is keeping their best at home ...Jehue has been with his coach since childhood ....he is a very dedicated athlete ...he is a model athlete and is an inspiration to many. he has run 48 point every year for the last 3 or 4 ....just watch his progress til the world games ... he has made the finals at every major games he is still young ....lets see how he progresses ... This is " matter " season as the jamaicans call it ..Jehue is in his final year at university it is amazing that he could study and compete by flying in and out every so often ..It aint easy ...and if you factor in the unforgiving system of the UWI ...it is pass or fail folks ... remember he is a student athlete with a schedule in both academics and track.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 26, 2013, 07:54:48 PM »
18 year old Ayodele Taffe is another one to watch ...his QRC coach says he is going to Texas A&M this year...he has been improving since switching to the Charlie Joseph team Abilene wildcats .....the club of Deon Lendore, the farinha brothers and several other young stars...
he is running faster as the season progresses ..

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 26, 2013, 07:50:40 PM »
Mikael won the 110 hurdles as well and for the first time he left 1 hurdle standing ...he usually knocks down all 10 ! He really looked good winning the 100 ...easy and comfortable ...he is really a powerful sprinter ...if only he could grow another 2 inches ! Amazing how he could run such fast times in the 110 hitting every hurdle with his heel ! If he could just go over his time would be even better .

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 26, 2013, 07:46:54 PM »
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Event 51  Men 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points
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Finals                                                                     
  1 Thomas, Mikel                Rebirth                  10.32   0.4   
   
  2 Taffe, Ayodele               Abilene Wildcats         10.36   0.4       
  3 Sobers, Ashron               Zenith                   10.63   0.4       
  4 Walsh, Chavaughn             Antigua & Barbuda        10.69   0.4       
  5 Noel, LE Sean                Utt Fast Track           10.77   0.4       
  6 Alais, Alan                  Rou-Kou/F Guyana         10.79   0.4       
  7 Vanan, Jeffrey               A.V. Agile Surin         10.89   0.4   


Although Mikel is a 110m hurdler.. His 10.32 shows that he is progressing well. I feel he will surprise us this year in the 110m.
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Event 51  Men 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points
============================================================================
Finals                                                                     
  1 Thomas, Mikel                Rebirth                  10.32   0.4   
   
  2 Taffe, Ayodele               Abilene Wildcats         10.36   0.4       
  3 Sobers, Ashron               Zenith                   10.63   0.4       
  4 Walsh, Chavaughn             Antigua & Barbuda        10.69   0.4       
  5 Noel, LE Sean                Utt Fast Track           10.77   0.4       
  6 Alais, Alan                  Rou-Kou/F Guyana         10.79   0.4       
  7 Vanan, Jeffrey               A.V. Agile Surin         10.89   0.4   


Although Mikel is a 110m hurdler.. His 10.32 shows that he is progressing well. I feel he will surprise us this year in the 110m.
This is the youth to look out for...

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Event 10  Boys Under 15 100 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Wind Points
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Finals                                                                     
  1 Colthrust, Adell             Southern Athletics       11.13   2.7       
  2 Moore, Ronaldo               Abilene Wildcats         11.69   2.7       
  3 Boyce, Dajuan                Pacers B'Dos             11.74   2.7       
  4 Hislop, Ako                  Zenith                   11.80   2.7       
  5 Gordon, Jonah                Cougars                  12.03   2.7       
  6 Clarke, Matthew              Pacers B'Dos             12.18   2.7       
  6 Etienne, JN Michael          Pace Setters Lca         12.18   2.7       
 -- Vance, Rondell               Neon Trackers               FS   2.7   

Still only 14 years old and running a 11.13. Although the wind +2.7.. 11.13 is a great time for a 14 year old.

Slight correction ...Adel turned 13 this January . This is his first year as an under 15 runner. ..he eh 14 yet ! He also did that time in pain ...he begged his coach to run and slowed in the end. You should have seen him struggle to walk up the stadium steps after the race...yet he said he was fine. If you know this boy ...he would say nothing wrong even if he was on crutches . The coach said he would take him out the 200 final ...and I see that he did today.
He could have gone faster but I understand why ... I have not seen a more focused competitor maybe since Dwight Yorke maybe .. Adel wants to go to the 201 olympics ...oh did I mention that he did the SEA ( common entrance ) exam this year ...he is still in primary school.

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What about Track & Field / Re: 2013 Outdoor season results
« on: May 09, 2013, 01:22:25 PM »
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Event 7  Women 400 Meter Dash
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    Name                    Year Team                    Finals  Points
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Finals                                                                 
  1 Williams, Domonique          Neon Trackers            53.89         
  2 Smith, Stacey-Ann            Jamaica                  54.03       
  3 Massiah, Dana                Concorde                 54.13       
  4 Modeste, Romona              Neon Trackers            54.18       
  5 Hope, Karla                  Concorde                 54.62       
  6 Ettienne, Shirnelle          P/Fortin N/Jets          56.83       
  7 Francois, Kadisha            Abilene Wildcats         56.88       
  8 Cummings, Ayoka              Neon Trackers            58.78       

I really feel I need to highlight this performance by Dominique williams ...I was there to see it and could not believe it ...this 18 year old who has never run close to this before just came from nowhere ...just like La londe gordon did at the national trials before the olympics ..and blew away the field. It was impressive as she had never beaten Modeste and Massiah before. they ran their usual times so it was not a questionable times race as we have had in the past.
If the stacy Ann smith who came second is the one who was born in the USA, came 4th at world juniors in 2010 and won gold for the USA in the 4x400 relay at the same world juniors but now represents Jamaica then  beating her was some achievement.. I am wanting to see what Williams does next time out .

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Crawford ran 10.06 in Montreal. Hiroshima, where that 10.01 and 10.03 were run, is one of maybe the 15 fastest tracks in the world, and Tokyo is on that list as well, with Athens, Lausanne, Beijing and others.

This kid's drive phase and relaxation hint that he can run under ten, and soon - as in next week. In fact, as the season starts many pros are headed his way to compete, and if he can overcome the nerves, he can be the first Asian to break ten.

Japan's NR is 10.00

You are correct in saying this means NOTHING as a senior since the odds say fastest 17 year old usually = senior underachiever.


Ato have you taken a close look at our 13 year old phenom Adel Colthrust ? I know the fastest junior = fastest underachiever in later years holds  according to the stats and many have dropped off ...but Usain is a good example of one come good and I was wondering if you have seen this youngster at all. I am no expert in athletics, football being my main sporting interest, so I would appreciate what you and others might have to say on this child...( cause he still is )
You are doing a tremendous job for athletics with inside athletics...wish we had that sort of promo for our football where most of the news is negative ...ah well .
in jamaica at the CUC games I understand that Adel created quite a stir ...similar to when darrel Brown beat Bolt in the 100 while juniors ...I hate using the Darrel example because I find it very difficult to accept that he is done .....but i think as a world force he is ....big shame for T&T with such a small gene pool .. Well I am in the corner of this youngster ...his goal is to beat usain Bolt's world record ...not just Usain bolt and he is focussed as an athlete ...I cant even get my son of similar age to focus on anything !! ha ha ..

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