athletics

Jamaal James calls time on his career

T&T sprinter Jamaal James has called time on his career, announcing it via social media on Monday.

It came a day after James failed to qualify for the Commonwealth Games at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

While James won his heat in the 800m Dash, he did not finish in the final, instead rabbiting the race for the future generation.

The 29-year-old said on Facebook, “Well this is the end! I would like to announce my retirement as an elite level track and field athlete.

Sports Company praises stadium clean up... again

It's become a norm for the Sports Company to send out a media release about its "diligent" after Carnival clean up efforts at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

On Wednesday afternoon, the organisation sent out a statement saying "the clean up effort was conducted smoothly and with the full knowledge that the stadium had to be ready for the weekend."

This past weekend saw the NAAA's pre-Commonwealth Games Meet with athletes vying for qualifying times and distances.

Richards, Lendore golden in Boston, Borel also wins in Chile

T&T sprinters Jereem Richards and Deon Lendore both grabbed gold on Saturday night at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

Running in the Jesse Loubier Men's 300m, Richards topped the four-man field, including his countryman Renny Quow, in a time of 32.10 seconds. Quow did not finish the race.

Meanwhile, in the Men's 400m, Lendore opened his season with a fine run of 46.25 seconds to take the gold. Running in the same race, Machel Cedenio placed third with a time of 47.86 seconds.

Lee Ahye could prove woman is boss in Rio

Trinidad Guardian: Brazil has always been famous for its multitude of women. Now Rio 2016 is scoring points for its  high prevalence of women athletes due to an evolution of most sports, no longer restricted to specific genders.

More women will compete in the Olympics in 2016 than in any other year in history, data from the International Olympic Committee shows.

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