RIGHT on the heels of watching some of the world’s elite athletes in action, some of the future Bahamian stars are expected to take the spotlight this week at the original Thomas A Robinson Track and Field Stadium.
One gold medal and two qualifications for the IAAF World Championships was what Team Bahamas mustered at the 3rd IAAF/BTC World Relays at the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium over the weekend.
AFTER coming out as the crown of the jewels of the women’s 400 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Shaunae Miller-Uibo said she’s even more committed to doubling up in the 200 and 400m in August at the IAAF World Championships in London, England.
SHAUNAE Miller-Uibo, still celebrating her triumph as a member of the mixed gender 4 x 400 metre relays team, made a special visit to the Ranfurly Homes for Children to award the residents who came out to watch her perform in the3rd IAAF/BTC World Relays over the weekend.
DECISION day came for Bahamian basketball player Shaquillo Fritz as he prepares to make the transition to the NCAA Division I level.
Poland kicked off their campaign in the European qualifying tournament with a creditable second-place finish in Group E, in which they registered two victories - beating Estonia 5-3 and Denmark 5-1 - and a 4-2 loss to table-topping Spain.
I must admit, despite it being the height of silly season and my intelligence being insulted daily by all the political minutia, that Team Bahamas’ gold-medal performance in the mixed 4x400m relay to close out the IAAF World Relays on Sunday night was a welcome break from the norm and the grim reality of where we are truly as a nation.
ONE local non-profit organisation is aimed at providing an additional outlet for young student athletes to hone their skills and learn valuable life lessons.
THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association is scheduled to continue its best-of-5 championship tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium with game four between Career Builders Lady Cheetahs and Bommer G Lady Operators.
While the United States of America was dominant over the two days, the Bahamas saved its best performance in the introduction of the mixed 4x 400 metres at the third IAAF/BTC World Relays.
THE youth movement in the women’s 4x100m programme produced a sixth place finish in the final and a berth in the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
FOR the second consecutive edition of the IAAF/BTC World Relays, the Bahamas finished fifth in the Men’s 4x200m final.
DESPITE their third place finish in the B final of the men’s 4 x 100 metres, a bizarre occurrence in the A final resulted in the Bahamas being elevated to the eighth spot and a trip to the IAAF World Championships in London, England in August.
IT was a valiant effort for Team Bahamas in the women’s 4x400m but the team remains a work in progress and failed to make the event’s final at the BTC IAAF World Relays.
Japan were drawn in Group C at the 2017 AFC Beach Soccer Championship in Malaysia in March. After easing to respective 14-0 and 11-2 victories over Qatar and Iraq, they went down 5-4 to United Arab Emirates in a thrilling encounter.