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Last chance for Bajans


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Last chance for Bajans
Kierre Beckles, the national record holder in the women’s 100-metre hurdles, will be aiming to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games. - (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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Barbadian athletes hoping to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will enter the home straight today, when the National Championships get off and running.

The Olympics are now less than a month away and all eyes will be on the Usain Bolt Sports Complex and the National Stadium, where some of the island’s biggest stars in athletics are set to align at one of the final events for local athletes to meet the Olympic standards.

A mouth-watering showdown is expected in the women’s 100-metre hurdles, where national record-holder Kierre Beckles will line up against promising overseas-based sensation Hannah Connell.

The odds are tipped in Connell’s favour after the former Christ Church Foundation star athlete clocked the season’s fastest time of 13.07 seconds at the NJCAA national championships in May. So far, Beckles, the national champion has produced 13.51 seconds.

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