Two API champions have stepped up in a big way at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Rushell Clayton (400m hurdles - Jamaica) and Kirani James (400m - Grenada) are poised to end their season in storybook fashion - both in medal contention for the finals of their events.
The finals of the Women's 400mh will be contested at 21:30 (Doha time) on Friday evening. Clayton who won both her heats in the Heats and Semi-finals, is the API champion in the event for the past two years. She's ran both of her preliminary rounds "to win", and is seeded with the third fastest time heading into the finals.
Kirani James hasn't had much of a season this year. In his opening race of the championships he signaled his intentions winning in a time of 44.94. He was second to Steven Gardiner of the Baham...
Asaba, Nigeria - Two API alum copped three medals at the recently completed African Championships in Nigeria. Zaza Wellington of Liberia and Chidi Okezie of Nigeria copped a total of three bronze medals for their respective countries.
Zaza Wellington cruised through the rounds and made the finals easily. He finished 3rd in the finals with a run of 13.88. The winner, Antonio Alkana hails from South Africa (13.51) while Oyeniyi Abejoye of Nigeria was 2nd with a time of 13.87. Wellington ran a wind-legal PB at the 3rd edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational on June 30th. His run was good for 2nd place behind US Virgin Islander - Eddie Lovett.
Consistency is key for Chidi Okezie. His run of 45.65 was good for third at the championships, where he finished behind Baboloki Thebe of Bo...
The 23rd edition of the CAC Games being held Baranquillia, Columbia has so far seen some exciting moments. On day three (July 31), Navas Bernardo Baloyes broke the Games and national record in the 200m preliminaries with a time of 20.04 (Update: Baloyes broke the record once again in the semi-finals with a run of 20.00. Moments later, Alonzo Edwards - Panama won his semi-final heat with a time of 19.96, with API alum Kyle Greaux in tow with a PR of 19.97). In his return after serving a ban, Nesta Carter of Jamaica won the men's 100m in 10.04 (July 30), after running a season's best of 9.92 in the semi-finals. The Columbian star Caterine Ibarguen, world know for her triple jump exploits won the Women's long jump, with Chantel Malone (British Virgin Islands) and Alysbeth Felix (Puerto Rico)...
On July 15th, the world descended on Guyana for the 2nd edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational. A number of the athletes (10) will be competing at the World Championships in London over the next ten days. Catch the following athletes in action:
With each race this season, sprint ace, Brenessa Thompson seems to be getting better and better.
The 20-year-old, who broke the 200m national record twice last month, yesterday smashed the national 100m record to highlight the inaugural Aliann Pompey Invitational meet and further cement her place at the Olympic Games in Brazil.
In front of the largest crowd to witness a track and field event at the National Track and Field Centre, the US-based Thompson rebounded from a pedestrian start and a third place finish in the heat to win emphatically in the final in a blistering 11.41s.
In the fastest race she has ran so far, Thompson was flawless from the beginning. The stylish Thompson, who wore a headband of daisies around her forehead like Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fras...
Guyanese male sprinters are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s Aliann Pompey Invitational Meeting.
Olympians, Jeremy Bascom and Adam Harris, have represented Guyana for many years, but have never run here before.
“I am very, very happy and excited because this is my first time running on Guyanese soil,” declared Bascom, who ran the 100m at the London 2012 Olympics and whose personal best is 10.16.
“I am so happy that I am able to run here before I retire and to do so before my home crowd and family,” he added.
Continuing with his talk at the press conference hed at Ramada Princess Hotel, he said, “I am extra motivated to be running in Guyana because the fans are very critical, so you have to be ready to run fast.
Harris, who represented Guyana at the 2008 Olympics in the 200m, said he want...
Aliann Pompey’s main aim was for an Olympic medal, but while that didn’t materialize, the retired track star has turned her attention towards helping to develop talents.
Pompey is a coach at St. Johns University in New York, but to be able to return to Guyana to host an international meet (Aliann Pompey Invitational), according to her, is very special.
The 2002 Commonwealth Games 400m champion sees talents in Guyana and the meet's main aim is to develop and expose them.
“Jamaica has a head start upon us, and a lot of people catching up and have passed us, so for me, this was my way to say we have to get going, we have to start something before we can even get to that point,” said the 2003 Pan American Games 400m bronze medallist.
“There are a lot of Aliann Pompeys in Guyana, but they just don’...
Beverage giants Banks DIH Limited will partner with organizers of Saturday’s Aliann Pompey International Invitational Track and Field championships at the Leonora Stadium.
The meet will be sponsored under the Rainforest Water and PowerAde brands and will see most of the country’s top athletes competing against international stars at the one-day classic.
The competition has been named in honour of Guyana’s most decorated female athlete Aliann Pompey who won Commonwealth Games gold and silver medals in her stellar career and who is also a four-time Olympic Games representative.
Pompey was on hand to receive the sponsorship cheque from Banks DIH Limited Brand Manager Clive Pellew during a simple ceremony at Thirst Park yesterday.