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Davis-Thompson recognized widely as nation’s 1st queen of track/field

PAULINE DAVIS-THOMPSON

Pauline Davis-Thompson is deserving of the greatest respect for what she has accomplished personally, and the glory brought to her country, The Commonwealth of the Bahamas.  A 15-year-old Pauline Davis, in April of 1982, captured silver medals in the 100 meters and 200 meters, in Kingston Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games.  Later that year at…
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World Champion

Gold medallist Steven Gardiner, of Bahamas, celebrates winning the men’s 400 meter at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Steven Gardiner, on Friday past, joined the credible list of Bahamian world champions in track and field. He is the second male quarter miller to do so, following Avard Gardiner in 2001. Tonique Williams became a 400 meters world champion 2005, the only Bahamian female in the category. The list of Bahamian International Association of…
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Jonquel Jones cements WNBA superstar status

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, left, reaches for the ball against Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver, right, in the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s WNBA Finals, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Washington. The Sun won 99-87. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Despite tremendous performances, single games and season, crafted by Grand Bahama native Jonquel Jones, there are those who have denied her the top-quality acknowledgement she has deserved since the second year on the most noted female basketball stage. Reference is to the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The 2019 WNBA championship final series is underway.…
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Miller-Uibo moves into lofty all-time 200 meters category

Shaunae Miller-Uibo

How fast can Shaunae Miller-Uibo go in the 200 meters? She ran 21.74 on Thursday as she won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Diamond League’s featured 200 meters in Zurich, Switzerland. She pulled away from a highly-touted support cast and was able to ease up while crossing the finish. In her wake, were…
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