BRIGHTENED OUTLOOK The win has brightened Gaye’s outlook for this season. “Well, I’m looking forward to the World Championships, World University Games,” he quietly projected. “Just want to go to the Trials and make my mark there.” Weakened by Zika, he was eliminated in the semi-finals at the Trials, also known at the National Senior Championships, last year. Junelle Bromfield, the University of Technology star, followed up her recent Carifta Games 400m win with a season’s best time of 52.37 seconds, to edge Anastasia Le-Roy in the women’s equivalent. In other highlights, Olympic and World 400m bronze medal winner Shericka Jackson turned up for some speed work and set a personal best of 11.24 seconds in the 100m. O’Dayne Richards, Jackson’s MVP Track Club teammate and fellow World bronze medallist, extended his best shot put distance of 2017 to 20.74m. Demish Gaye delighted a small band of devoted track and field fans at the first JAAA All Comers meet with a winning 400m run of 44.85 seconds inside the National Stadium on Saturday. Gaye, the two-time Inter-Collegiate champion, broke through the 45 second barrier for the first time. The G.C. Foster College student-athlete indicated that the run is the result of his training which he says is going very well. The time lowered his personal best from 45.24 seconds, and is the fastest time by a Jamaican this year. “That gives me a lot of confidence,” he said of his performance. Running strongly from the start, Gaye resisted the mid-race surge of national champion Javon Francis to win. Speaking breathlessly after the race, he said: “Training has been going well and I’m healthy right now, and I just want to keep it that way for the rest of the season.” That was a reference to last season when an ill-timed bout of the Zika virus ruined his Olympic campaign. Francis, who emerged from the recent IAAF World Relays with an injury niggle, was timed in 46.52 seconds.
2 Silver medals in Kata and Weapons Kata Amy Gobin Paul Ignatius Anthony Das Cyril Results Sensei Bobb has continued to have a successful 2019 as his team of students have continued to register impressive wins for the year. In the recently-concluded fourth Annual Guyana South America Undiscovered martial arts championships, a total of 30 competitors comprising members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club attended. The GPF was part of the Guyanese contingent that walked away with a total of 66 gold, 72 silver and 33 bronze medals. This means the GPF and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Academy have bagged more than 50 medals in the past few months.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo: karatePhoto caption: Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy Eagle Gold in Weapons KataSilver in Team Kata Gold in KataSilver in Team Kata Adrian Vossay Name Gold in KataSilver in sparring R/C Joshua Silver in Team KataGold in Kata 2 Gold medals in Kata and sparring Gold in Kata Jimmy (one name only) Members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) karate team joined in efforts with the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club championship as they battled for supremacy at the New Diamond Primary School over the weekend.Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy EagleThe competition saw the teams walking away with a total of seven gold medals and six silver medals. According to Sensei Troy Bobb, an instructor at both the GPF and Harpy Eagle, he is extremely happy with the results, which have always been good, as every year there is an increase in the number of participants. Bobb declared he was very proud of the GPF, who continues to improve in their every outing.The results were as follow: Jamaul George