Education & Humanities dethrone Social Sciences

UG/Inter faculty Track & Field Championship The Leonora Track and Field Facility, West Coast Demerara was in uproar on Friday last as the Faculty of Education and Humanities proved that their challenge for the Champion Trophy at the Inter faculty Track & Field Championship of the University of Guyana (UG) was not just talk but…

UG sports in on March 24 at Leonora

The date is finally set and the University of Guyana (UG) will finally be hosting their annual Track and Field Championships next Friday. As was customary, students from UG would normally participate in the Inter-Faculty feud in the first semester but due to circumstances the event was pushed back until now. The decision to postpone…

Bolt wins but hurdler Harrison takes the glory

LONDON (Reuters) Usain Bolt delivered on his top billing by winning the 200metres at the London Diamond League on Friday but the Jamaican was upstaged for once as American sprint hurdler Kendra Harrison broke one of the oldest world records in the book. Bolt, running his first 200metres race for a year in his last…

Forde wins fifth title to extend domination

CMC – Guyanese Cleveland Forde edged out Trinidadian Curtis Cox to pick up his fifth CARICOM 10k title in the 12th edition of the event staged here yesterday. In the race held under the theme ‘Promoting Healthy and Peaceful Societies’, the 31-year-old Forde clocked 32.29 minutes as he crossed the line first at the Guyana National…

Young Sprinter Medas-King continues dominance in USA

“It seems like U-10 sprinter Kcaysha Medas-King and Brenessa Thompson have a few things in common, they keep getting better and better as the season goes on,” those were the thoughts of Kcaysha’s father Andy. Medas-King motored her way to three titles at the USATF New York Junior Olympic Track & Field two-day Championship at…

GOA plans activities for Olympic Day celebration

Olympic Day was first celebrated on June 23, 1948 with the goal of celebrating the Olympic movement and the Olympic ideals.  It continues to be celebrated on June 23rd of each year and all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been encouraged to organise Olympic Day activities.  Olympic Day Runs were introduced in 1987 and are…

Overseas athletes impressed with local synthetic track

A NUMBER of the overseas athletes who participated at the recently concluded Aliann Pompey (AP) Invitational noted how pleased they were with their performance on the synthetic track of at the National Track and Field Centre in Leonora. USA’s Philippe DeRousier, who has been competing since early 2000, says Guyana’s only synthetic track facility holds a…

D’Andrade, Johnson on podium in Trinidad

Guyana’s distance running duo, Lionel DAndrade and Kelvin Johnson were on podium again last Sunday in the 2016 Edition of the Oilfield Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) annual Labour Day Butler 20km Classic Road Race in Fyzabad, Trinidad. Johnson was second behind Trinidad’s Curtis Cox, who ran 1:11.37 to win the game. Johnson ran 1:12.56, while D’Andrade (1:14.240 was third.…

Guyanese Girl is fastest 9-10 sprinter in NYC

A Guyanese girl is now the fastest 9-10 sprinter in New York City after winning three titles at the USATF New York Junior Olympic Track & Field two-day Championship at the Ichan Stadium in Manhattan which concluded on Sunday. Kcaysha Medas-King finished ahead of all her competitors in the 100m, 200m & 400m and has qualified…

Thompson smashes Inniss 100m record at AP Invitational

Guyanese Olympic-bound and Texas A&M elite athlete, Brenessa Thompson smashed Jennifer Inniss’s long-standing 100m record to continue her fantastic form yesterday at Aliann Pompey’s (AP) Invitational Meet at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora. Thompson ran 11.14 seconds for a new personal best and national 100m record, which erased the 11.26s Inniss had. Trinidad and…

Bolt wins 100m in 9.88 seconds at Racers GP

Triple World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt graced local fans with a blistering season’s best run of 9.88 seconds to win the men’s 100 metres at the inaugural Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium.His is the second fastest time this year in the event, reports CMC. Bolt, the world’s fastest man, won…