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Cycling strikes gold, silver


Mike King

Cycling strikes gold, silver
Amber Joseph (centre) celebrating her gold in Lima, Peru, with teammates Jamol Eastmond (right) and Edwin Sutherland. (GP)

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The international medals captured by Amber Joseph and Jamol Eastmond at the Pan American Track Cycling Championships in Peru is a huge boost for local cycling.

That’s the view of Barbados Cycling Union (BCU) president Charles Lynch, who was full of praise for Joseph, who captured gold, and Eastmond, who secured silver, in the women’s and men’s scratch races, respectively, at the National Sports Village (VIDENA) Velodrome over the weekend.

England-born Joseph, who has a Barbadian father and an English mother, struck gold on Friday in Lima, while Eastmond rode to silver yesterday. It was an early birthday gift for Eastmond, of Six Roads, St Philip, who turns 28 on Saturday.

It was an impressive performance from the 21-year-old Joseph, who spent two years at the World Cycling Centre in Switzerland. (MK)

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