• Today
    September 20

  • 05:57 AM

Belle and Ellis Jr out of running at World Champs

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

Added 07 August 2017

burkheart-ellis-and-tia-adana-belle-042516

Burkheart Ellis Jr and Tia-Adana Belle did not advance to the next round of their events at the World Championships. (FILE)

BURKHEART ELLIS JR and Tia-Adana Belle both missed the cut in their respective events at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London.

Ellis Jr was seventh in his 200 metres heat in 20.99 seconds while Belle was timed at 58.82 in the women’s 400m hurdles, also seventh.

In the absence of Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake (20.39) and Rasheed Dwyer (20.49) are flying the Jamaican flag in the event, but it is Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards who has the fastest qualifying time of 20.05 seconds.

His compatriot Kyle Greaux also advanced with a time of 20.48, as did Guyana’s Winston George with 20.61.

But missing the cut were Bahamian Teray Smith 20.77 and former Olympic bronze medallist and World Championship silver medallist Warren Weir with 20.60.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Sparkle McKnight advanced in the women’s 400m hurdles with a season’s best 55.46, joining Jamaicans Ristananna Tracey (54.92), Leah Nugent (56.16) and Rhonda Whyte (55.18). (SAT)

 

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

POLL

Instead of an announcement via the Throne Speech, should Barbadians decide via referendum whether the country becomes a republic?

Yes
No

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

CARTOON

INSTAGRAM