Sports Scope

National women’s sprint relay potential noteworthy


Ten years ago, with two of the original Golden Girls still active and performing very well (reference is to Chandra Sturrup and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie), The Bahamas captured the 4x100 meters relay silver medal at the 2009 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Berlin, Germany. Ferguson-McKenzie also won the 200 meters bronze that…
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XVIII Pan American Games high, low points for Bahamas

Justin Roberts (left) and Baker Newman (right)

LIMA, Peru – The Bahamas managed just one medal at the XVIII Pan American Games, and for historians that would be the biggest factor, understandably. The little speedster, Tynia Gaither, zipped the 200 meters event in 22.76 to give The Bahamas a bronze, the only bit of hardware captured. Thus, with no legitimate argument against,…
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Transitional process working for senior swim programme

MIXED RELAY SWIM TEAM — Margaret Albury, Gershwin Greene, Ariel Weech and Jared Fitzgerald. The team broke The Bahamas’ record August 7 in 4×100 Mixed Relay. They registered the time of 3:42.69. (PHOTO: FRED STURRUP)

LIMA, Peru – Head Coach Andy Loveitt acknowledged coming into the XVIII Pan American Games with a transitional focus regarding the 10-member team. When we talked as he was about to get his swimmers going in their first practice in Lima, he indicated clearly that the Pan Am Games amounted to a transition for our…
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Amateur boxing misses’ former global stars Knowles, Johnson

BOXING TECHNICAL POINTS – Wellington Miller, pictured left, in technical discussions with colleagues and a Lima Pan Am Games support staff member, at the Miguel Grau Coliseum prior to ring activities. (PHOTO: FRED STURRUP)

LIMA, Peru – Take your pick, opting for Tureano Johnson or Nathaniel Knowles. An argument could be made for either of them being the best amateur boxer in Bahamian history. Sitting in the Miguel Grau Coliseum during the two nights of boxing finals at the XVIII Pan American Games, I admit reminiscing and getting caught…
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