Sports Scope

Mullings turns in gutsy Pan Am performance

KEN MULLINGS

LIMA, Peru – At the outset Ken Mullings seemed determined to achieve something very special. The Bahamas, decathlon entrant in The XVIII Pan Am Games was confident and assured of representing his country quite well. He finished sixth but with a gallant effort. He compiled the creditable figure of 7517 points for a personal best…
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Sprint greats Lewis, Burrell tout merits of Pan American Games

AMERICAN LEGENDS – American sprint legends Carl Lewis, left, and Leroy Burrell, right, pictured at special press conference in Lima. (PHOTO: FRED STURRUP)

LIMA, Peru – The events of the XVIII Pan American Games, and the host factor have galvanized Peru. The Peruvian Government set the tune by demonstrating its dedication to sports. Billions of sols, the native currency, which means millions upon millions of dollars, have been spent to provide state of the art facilities for 36…
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Elder statesman of track and field, Thomas goes for 3rd Pan Am medal

DONALD THOMAS, Veteran elite performer

LIMA, Peru – About 15 years ago, I got a call from Elva Russell-Rolle. She informed of a young cousin who had excelled in basketball, but found out following a friendly bet, that he had a special gift to get over the high bar, at an appreciable height. The college track coach found out about…
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Anthonique Strachan raises hopes for revitalized career

Anthonique Strachan

LIMA, Peru — Anthonique Strachan has been entered for the 200 meters and sprint relay at the XVIII Pan American Games, presently going on here in Lima. Track and field begins today on the Pan Am schedule and one of the athletes for The Bahamas being watched mostly, by the world, is the 5-9, 25-year-óld…
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