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2015 IAAF World Championships - TTO UPDATES
« Reply #360 on: September 15, 2015, 09:33:49 AM »
Click HERE to view videos of all our TTO athletes in action in their various events during the recently concluded IAAF World Championships. Check it out and note videos are posted in reverse order.

2015 IAAF World Championships - TTO UPDATES
By Kwame Laurence (T&T Express)
Published on Aug 29, 2015, 12:01 am AST



DAY 1 UPDATES

10.08am Welcome to the 2015 IAAF World Championships here in Beijing, China. The sun is belting down this morning as we prepare for Trinidad and Tobago's opening event at the global meet. Cleopatra Borel will compete in the women's shot put qualifying competition. The veteran thrower is in Group A and will be the second athlete to throw. The magic distance is 18.30 metres. Hit that mark and Borel will qualify for the final at 8.05pm. That's 8.05 Saturday morning TT time. Video HERE

10.17am Borel takes her first throw in the qualifying competition and is clearly not pleased with the effort. She lands the iron ball 17.01 metres, well short of the 18.30m automatic qualifying distance. Borel has two more throws to get it right. She has a word with her coach, Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, so hopefully she'll achieve her goal in round two. Video HERE

10.23am Go Cleo! She's into the final. Borel goes well past the automatic mark in round two, throwing 18.55m to become the second athlete in Group A to book a spot in the final. Germany's Christina Schwanitz, the world leader and favourite for gold, qualified in round one with a 19.39m effort. This is the second time Borel is into a World Championship final. Back in 2011, in Daegu, Korea, she finished 13th in the final. Video HERE

6.34pm Welcome back to the Bird's Nest Stadium. In a short while Jehue Gordon will be in action in the second men's 400 metres hurdles first round heat. Jehue is the defending champion but will have a tough task in his opener, clashing with American Michael Tinsley and Puerto Rico's Javier Culson. Jehue will be on track at 6.43pm (Beijing time). At 7.34, Keston Bledman will be on show in the third men's 100m heat. And at 8.05, Cleopatra Borel bids for precious metal in the women's shot put final. Go T&T! Video HERE

6.45pm Jehue finishes seventh in heat two in 49.91 and is eliminated. Video HERE

7.11pm Tough luck Jehue Gordon. Making a successful defence of his world title was always going to be a big ask after a sports hernia led to a six-week layoff from competition. But Jehue is still only 23. He'll be back. Video HERE

7.49pm Keston Bledman exited in the opening round of the men's 100 metres dash. He fell victim to the groin injury that had hampered his World Championship preparations, the T&T sprinter finishing eighth and last in heat three in 10.75 seconds. Video HERE

8.19pm Cleopatra Borel throws 17.43 metres in the first round of the women's shot put final. She is eighth after round one. Video HERE

8.22pm Borel's second round throw is very flat. She's disappointed with the effort and steps out of the circle for a foul. Has a chat with coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa, who tries to wake her up and get her focused ahead of the third round. Video HERE

8.30pm Borel is 12th and last after round two. She needs to throw at least 18.09 in round three to have a chance of a top-8 finish. Video HERE

8.33pm Borel is well short of 18 metres in round three, and is eliminated. She throws 16.85 metres. Video HERE


DAY 2 UPDATES

10.22am Welcome to Day 2 coverage of the 2015 IAAF World Championships. An action-packed morning schedule for T&T is on the cards. Sparkle McKnight "opens the batting" in a short while in the opening heat in round one of the women's 400m hurdles. Video HERE

10.41am An impressive start for McKnight. The T&T hurdler completes her lap of the track in 55.77 seconds to finish second in heat one, advancing automatically to the semifinal round. Video HERE

Machel Cedenio is next for T&T. He runs in the opening first round heat in the men's 400m event. Video HERE

11.25am Cedenio is through to the men's 400m semis after clocking a fast 44.54 seconds to finish second in the opening heat. American David Verburg won in 44.43. Video HERE

The second heat produced two sub-44 runs! Saudia Arabia's Yousef Ahmed Masrahi won in 43.93 seconds, the same time clocked by second-placed Jamaican Rusheen McDonald. Both quartermilers established new national records. Video HERE

11.58am Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon joined Cedenio in the men's 400m semis. Quow finished second in heat six in 44.54 seconds, while Gordon secured third spot in heat four in 44.97. Video HERE

Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett and Kelly-Ann Baptiste are coming up in the opening round of the women's 100m dash.

12.24pm Ahye is back to her best. The T&T sprinter's leg injury is clearly behind her. In her first round heat, she won in 10.98 seconds, running into a 1.2 metres per second headwind. Ahye looks like a serious contender for precious metal! Video HERE

1.05pm Baptiste and Hackett are also into the women's 100m semis. Baptiste looks to be in fine form, coasting to victory in heat six in 11.13 seconds. Hackett secured an automatic semi-final berth as well, finishing second in heat five in 11.16. Video HERE

So, a perfect first session for Team T&T. All seven athletes are through to the semifinal round: Sparkle McKnight in the women's 400m hurdles; Machel Cedenio, Renny Quow and Lalonde Gordon in the men's 400m; Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste and Semoy Hackett in the women's 100m. Video HERE

9.34pm Usain Bolt prevails! The much anticipated showdown between Bolt and Justin Gatlin in the IAAF World Championship men's 100 metres final was all it promised to be, the Jamaican track legend winning in 9.79 seconds, edging the American into second spot. Gatlin clocked 9.80. Another American Trayvon Bromell and Canadian Andre De Grasse were declared joint bronze medallists at 9.92. Video HERE


DAY 3 UPDATES

7.07am We're back at the Bird's Nest Stadium for Day 3 action. Eight T&T athletes will be on show today. Keshorn Walcott will be the first. In a few minutes he will throw in the men's javelin qualifying competition. The automatic qualifying distance is 83.00m. Video HERE

7.33am Walcott has not had a good start to the qualifying competition. He fouled his first attempt and then followed up with a 75.16 metres throw. Video HERE

7.38am Sparkle McKnight is eliminated in the semi-final round of the women's 400 metres hurdles. She clocked 56.21 seconds to finish fifth in heat two and 17th overall. Video HERE

8.44pm Trinidad and Tobago will have two sprinters in the women's 100 metres final, scheduled for 9.35 this morning (TT time). Kelly-Ann Baptiste finished second in semi-final number two in 10.90 seconds, and will be in lane in the championship race. Michelle-Lee Ahye clocked a season's best 10.97 for third spot in heat three and a berth in the final as a "fastest loser". The third T&T sprinter, Semoy Hackett was eliminated after finishing fifth in the opening heat in a season's best 11.13. Video HERE

8.52pm Keshorn Walcott is out of the men's javelin. The reigning Olympic champion threw 76.83 metres to finish 13th in Group "A" in the qualifying competition. He needed 83.00m or better to guarantee himself a berth in the final. Video HERE

9.01pm Machel Cedenio will fly the Trinidad and Tobago flag in Wednesday's men's 400 metres final. Cedenio got in as a "fastest loser" after finishing third in the third heat in 44.64 seconds. Lalonde Gordon was fourth in heat two in 44.70 for ninth spot overall, just missing out on a berth in the eight-man final. Renny Quow was also eliminated. He clocked 44.98 to finish fifth in heat one. Video HERE

10.09pm Trinidad and Tobago sprinters, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Kelly-Ann Baptiste finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the women's 100 metres final. Ahye clocked 10.98 seconds, while Baptiste got to the line in 11.01. Video HERE

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won in 10.76 seconds, from Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers (10.81) and American Tori Bowie (10.86).


DAY 4 UPDATES

7.31am Kyle Greaux is the only Trinidad and Tobago athlete on show today. He faces the starter at 8.12am (TT time) in the seventh and final men's 200 metres first round heat. Greaux's personal best is 20.42 seconds, while three of his rivals - South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana, Antiguan Miguel Francis and Qatar's Femi Ogunode - have run in the 20.0 range. With three men in each heat advancing automatically to the semi-final round, Greaux will certainly have his work cut out for him. Video HERE

1.13pm Greaux made an early exit from the World Championships. He clocked 20.51 seconds for fifth spot in heat seven in the opening round of the half-lap event. Video HERE


DAY 5 UPDATES

11.18am Good morning from the Bird's Nest Stadium here in Beijing. Mikel Thomas is preparing for his opening race at the 2015 IAAF World Championships. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete will run in lane three in the first of five first round heats in the men's 110 metres hurdles. The first four advance automatically to the semis. Thomas has been having a very good season, so all things being equal he should progress. Video HERE

11.45am Wow. Mikel Thomas goes tumbling to the track in heat one, and is out of the World Championships. He's having a great year, but it simply was not to be on this occasion. But Thomas sportingly lifted himself off the track and completed the race anyway, crossing the line eighth and last. However, he was subsequently disqualified. Video HERE

Video: YouTube/ IAAF

7.17pm Coming up in a few minutes, Kamaria Durant in the women's 200 metres. She competes in the second of seven first round heats. Durant's T&T teammate, Semoy Hackett will run in heat five. And Reyare Thomas will be in action in heat six. The top three in each heat advance automatically to the semi-final round. Video HERE

7.37pm Durant is eliminated. She finished sixth in heat two in 23.25 seconds. The time is not fast enough to earn her a "fastest loser" berth in the semis. Video HERE

8.31pm Hackett and Thomas are safely through to the semis, both T&T sprinters advancing automatically. Hackett finished second in heat five in 22.89 seconds, while Thomas clocked 23.09 for third spot in heat six. Video HERE

10.27pm Machel Cedenio finished seventh in the men's 400 metres final, the 19-year-old T&T quartermiler getting home in 45.06 seconds. Video HERE

The race was won by South African Wayde van Niekerk in a jaw-dropping time of 43.48 seconds. American LaShawn Merritt got silver in 43.65, with bronze going to Grenadian Kirani James in 43.78.


DAY 6 UPDATES

7.29pm Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett are the T&T representatives at the Bird's Nest Stadium today. Both sprinters will be in action in the women's 200m semis. Thomas runs in the first semi-final in a couple minutes, while Hackett will face the starter in heat two. Video HERE

8.12pm Semoy Hackett and Reyare Thomas exited in the semi-final round of the women's 200m. Hackett finished fourth in the second semi in 22.75 seconds. The clocking was not fast enough for a "fastest loser" berth in the final. In the opening semi-final heat, Thomas was seventh in 23.03. Video HERE

9.08pm Jamaica's Usain Bolt completed the men's sprint double, forcing American Justin Gatlin to settle for silver a second time. Bolt won in 19.55 seconds, while Gatlin got to the line in 19.74. South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana clocked 19.87 to pick up bronze. Video HERE


DAY 7 UPDATES

10.17pm There were no Trinidad and Tobago athletes on show at the Bird's Nest Stadium today. Jamaica, though, was well represented. Video HERE

10.24pm Danielle Williams struck gold for Jamaica in the women's 100m hurdles in a personal best 12.57 seconds. Video HERE

10.33pm Jamaicans Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown got silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 200m. Thompson clocked a sizzling 21.66 seconds, while Campbell-Brown was home in 21.97. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers won in 21.63 to break the Championship record and move into the third spot on the all-time world performance list. Thompson is fifth fastest all-time. Video HERE

10.54pm Another Jamaican, Hansle Parchment earned silver in the men's 110m hurdles in 13.03 seconds. Russian Sergey Shubenkov grabbed gold in 12.98, with bronze going to American Aries Merritt (13.04). Video HERE

11.06pm T&T will be in action tonight (TT time) in the qualifying round of the men's 4x400 metres event. Team manager Dexter Voisin said there has been a change in the order for T&T's heat two showdown with United States and Jamaica. Lalonde Gordon and Jarrin Solomon have switched. Solomon will now run the second leg and Gordon will anchor. At 10.50 tonight (TT time), leadoff runner Renny Quow faces the starter. Solomon, Deon Lendore and Gordon, running in that order, will look to complete the job. The final is on Sunday. Video HERE

11.20pm At eight minutes past midnight (TT time), Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort, running in that order, will do battle for T&T in heat two in the women's 4x100m relay. The plan is for Semoy Hackett to replace St Fort on anchor, once T&T progress to the final which takes place at 8.45 tomorrow morning. Video HERE


DAY 8 UPDATES

10.44am Trinidad and Tobago will be on the track in a few minutes in the second qualifying heat of the men's 4x400 metres relay. Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Deon Lendore and Lalonde Gordon, running in that order, will fly the flag. Video HERE

10.55am T&T finished second in the second 4x400 heat in 2:58.67 to qualify automatically for Sunday's final. Video HERE

12.09pm The T&T combination of Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and 17-year-old Khalifa St Fort clocked 42.24 seconds, a new national record, to finish second in heat two in the women's 4x100 metres event, advancing automatically to the final. Video HERE

2.20pm The women's 4x100 final is at 8.45 this morning (TT time). That's less than seven hours away. T&T will run in lane four, with United States in five and Jamaica in six. The line-up for the final is expected to be Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett. Video HERE

The men's 4x400 final takes place at 8.25am (TT time). T&T will be in lane four.

8.49pm T&T strike bronze in the women's 4x100 metres relay! Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett blazed to a national record time of 42.03 seconds to finish third. Jamaica won in a Championship record 41.68, while United States finished second in 41.68. Video HERE

Video: YouTube/ IAAF


DAY 9 UPDATES

8.02pm T&T will start in lane four in the men's 4x400 metres relay final. Starting time is 8.25am (TT time). The running order for T&T: Renny Quow to Lalonde Gordon to Deon Lendore to Machel Cedenio. Nineteen-year-old Cedenio, who finished seventh in the individual 400m final, was rested in the qualifying round. He replaces Jarrin Solomon. Video HERE

8.36pm Silver for T&T in men's 4x400 relay! National record 2:58.20! USA 1st in 2:57.82. Great Britain bronze in 2:58.51. Video HERE
« Last Edit: September 15, 2015, 12:15:13 PM by Socapro »
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Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
« Reply #361 on: September 15, 2015, 11:37:35 AM »
This post real impressive, Breds. Thanks.

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Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
« Reply #362 on: September 18, 2015, 10:25:37 AM »
Nice post race interview with Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin after 200m Final in Beijing.

Usain Bolt, Gatlin & Jobodwana at Men's 200m Final Press Conference - 2015 World Championships
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/RZTLqF-gLgM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/RZTLqF-gLgM</a>

Doubts about Usain Bolt’s ability to bounce back during major champs were laid to rest as the world’s fastest man silenced the opposition, going clear to win his fourth consecutive 200m world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

Not only did the Jamaican complete the sprint double for the third time, he did it in style, snatching his 10th World Championships GOLD with a scorching World Lead of 19.55s, cementing his legacy as the world’s No. 1 sprinter!

Justin Gatlin settled for silver in 19.74s while South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana was the surprise bronze medallist, setting a National Record of 19.87s.
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Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
« Reply #363 on: December 05, 2015, 05:41:22 PM »
For those who want to reminisce as the year draws to an end, here is an extended version of the Men's 100m Final in Beijing featuring the big showdown between Bolt and Gatlin.
This video includes footage of Gatlin crying in his Mother's arms after the final!  ;)

Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin 100m Final WC Beijing 2015
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/A-WBKfnqBHM" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/A-WBKfnqBHM</a>
« Last Edit: December 05, 2015, 05:45:32 PM by Socapro »
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Re: 15th IAAF World Championships 2015: 22nd~30th August (Beijing, PR of China)
« Reply #364 on: December 05, 2015, 07:18:23 PM »
As the year draws to an end, reminiscing this time on the Women's 100m Final in Beijing which featured two TTO athletes.

Hopefully for 2016 in Rio our two top TTO female sprinters also make the Women's 100m final.
Hopefully both MLA and KAB can get themselves into 10.7x form in 2016 as it is quite likely that a sub-10.80 time will be required in order to medal in the Women's 100m Final in Rio.

Women's 100m FINAL World Championships Beijing 2015
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« Last Edit: December 06, 2015, 04:19:14 AM by Socapro »
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