NACAC bronze medals for Wilkins-Gooden, Chambers

first_imgJAMAICA increased its medal tally at the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Senior Athletics Championships in San JosÈ, Costa Rica, by two on yesterday’s second day of the three-day meet.Bobby Gaye Wilkins-Gooden and Ricardo Chambers won bronze medals in the women’s and men’s 400 metres, respectively. The country now has three medals a gold and two bronze. Shanieke Thomas won the triple jump on the opening day.Wilkins Gooden clocked (52.45) to finish behind Americans Courtney Okolo (51.75) and Kala Funderburk (52.22).Chambers (45.37) was third to Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon (44.89) and Nery Brenes of Costa Rica (45.22).Livermore placed fourthIn other events yesterday, Jason Livermore was fourth in the men’s 100m final in 10.13, while Sheldon Mitchell was seventh in 10.31. American Remondy McLain won in 10.09 from Barbadians Ramon Gittens (10.11) and Levi Cadogan (10.13).Samantha Henry-Robinson placed fifth in the women’s 100m in 11.45. Americans Barbara Pierre (11.12) and Charonda Williams (11.21) took the top-two places ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.22).Jamaica’s Tyler Mason (13.32) was fourth in the 110m hurdles, while Deuce Carter was seventh in 13.66. Trinidad’s Mikhel Thomas won the event in a meet record 13.25. Cuba’s Jhanis Portilla (13.30) was second and Eddie Lovet of the US Virgin Islands captured bronze in 13.31.last_img read more

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Jolt for Lalit Modi, RCA suspends Nagaur District Association

first_imgJaipur, June 24 (PTI) In a severe jolt to former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, the newly elected executive of Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) today suspended Nagaur District Association (NDA). The six-member executive also handed a suspension order to its secretary Rajendra Singh Nandu to please the BCCI but the move will lead to more legal tangles which have been plaguing the state cricket for almost a decade. The move is planned to get the BCCI suspension on RCA revoked and get the financial aid which has been not granted since past four years but it could also push the RCA into further mess as the Sports Act prevailing in state and the Lodha Committee recommendations might create some problems. The elections held on May 29 were held under the Lodha Committee recommendations and today the executive in its first meeting took a bold decision to suspend NDA which has former IPL commissioner Modi as President and Rajendra Singh Nandu as Secretary. Joint secretary Mahendra Nahar was handed over the charge of RCA secretary. In fact soon after the election of RCA President CP Joshi and Secretary Nandu, both had declared that their first priority would be to get the BCCI suspension lifted. Nandu, who is believed to be close associate of, Modi had had said a day before that it was up to the former IPL boss to take the call and resign from post in NDA. On the contrary, the Joshi faction believed that Nandu was just buying time and was not serious to remove Modi from the post. Joshi, apparently with some some backing and assurance from quarters within the BCCI, acted swiftly and suspended Nagaur and also acted against Nandu separately by suspending him from the post of RCA Secretary with a 4-2 decision in the executive. Talking to media persons after the first meeting of newly elected RCA executive, Joshi said that the RCA has taken a major decision. PTI DS BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

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