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Clarke bolts to 200 win in the dark


Anmar Goodridge-Boyce

Clarke bolts to 200 win in the dark
Matthew Clarke racing to the line in the dark during the men’s 200 metres at the National Track And Field Championships on Sunday at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

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There were several outstanding individual performances, but no athletes reached the qualifying standards for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the National Track And Field Championships on Sunday.

Matthew Clarke produced a stunning display to capture gold in the men’s 200 metres final, bringing the curtain down on the championships in grand style at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex.

Clarke had to settle for bronze behind Kuron Griffith and Mario Burke in the 100 metres on Saturday, but the Talons athlete redeemed himself with a major performance, clocking 20.80 seconds on the Ryan Brathwaite Track.

A lighting issue meant that the marquee event on the schedule took place in the dark, and Clarke and Griffith of Quantum Leap flew out of the blocks. (AGB)

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