Bromfield a special talent

first_imgJunelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical High is a very special talent.     Yesterday the middle distance star completed one of the most difficult feats at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships with gold medals in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events.    After taking the 1500 metres in 4:40.77 on Friday, the St Elizabeth star returned to take the 400m in early afternoon yesterday in 51.74. Two hours later she dismantled the 800 metres field clocking 2.09.70 to bring the National Stadium crowd to its feet. A modest Bromfield said her accomplishment was not as difficult as it appeared.    “It wasn’t that difficult because I paced myself throughout the rounds and I kept my composure in all my races and that is how I was able was deliver in all of them,” she said. “I feel very proud, because I am being strongly motivated by my mother and father and my coach is always there pushing me and that is how I was able to accomplish what I did,” she added. The middle distant sensation was also touched by the reception the stadium crowd gave her in the final 100 metres of the 800m. “It was heart warming because I know that STETHS do not have many supporters, it’s mainly KC and Calabar and all those schools, so for all of them (spectators) to be supporting me I really appreciate it,” she said.last_img read more

South Africa’s Junior Boks trounce Australia

first_img11 June 2015The Junior Springboks scored their third consecutive bonus-point win yesterday at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship when they overpowered Australia under- 20 by 46-13 to qualify for the semi-finals of the world event.The South Africans, who led 20-3 at half-time, finished first overall on the combined points table and will play fourth-placed England on 15 June in the semi-finals. New Zealand will play France in the other semi-final.South Africa started the match in dominant fashion when they overpowered Australia in two early scrums. After having worked their way towards the Aussie tryline, flank Jacques Vermeulen broke through untouched to give his team a 7-0 lead in the third minute.Australia got their first points on the board through an Andrew Deegan penalty after Leolin Zas was penalised for an illegal tackle (7-3).Flyhalf Brandon Thomson hit the mark in the 12th minute with a penalty after the Aussies were caught on the wrong side of a ruck (10-3) as South Africa piled on the pressure and their accurate kicking game gaining good ground deep into Australian territory.In the 18th minute prop Ox Nche was on hand to take a final pass and dive over for the second try of the evening. Thomson kicked the two points on offer from an acute angle to stretch the South African lead to 17-3.The two teams enjoyed the water break at the 20-minute mark with South Africa well in control.With just four minutes left on the clock Thomson kicked his second penalty of the evening to put South Africa 20-3 ahead.After the restart, right wing Khanyo Ngcukana ran in to score from 30m out after prop Nche had executed a brilliant hit on Deegan. Thomson converted and South Africa was now 27-3 in the lead after 49 minutes.With Cameron Orr (prop) yellow-carded for a repeated offence in the scrum, Thomson scored South Africa’s bonus point try after 61 minutes to take the score to 34-3.Jason Jenkins, the No 4 lock, showed a mean burst of speed to outflank the cover defence and slide over in the left hand corner and score try number five (39-3). Australia hit back with their first try through inside centre Duncan Paia’uau to cut the deficit to 39-8.A cancelled Zas try, adjudged from a forward pass, did not dampen the attacking effort and Zas was rewarded when he scored under the posts (46-8).The Aussie captain, Andrew Kellaway (left wing) scored out wide after Dan du Preez was yellow-carded for illegal play, leaving South Africa with only 13 players until the end of the match.Scorers:Junior SpringboksTries: Jacques Vermeulen, Ox Nche, Khanyo Ngcukana, Brandon Tomson, Jason Jenkins, Leolin ZasConversions: Thomson (4), Tinus de BeerPenalties: Thomson (2)Australia Under-20Tries: Duncan Paia’uau, Andrew KellawayPenalty: Andrew DeeganSource: News24Wirelast_img read more

Ohio’s deer-gun season opens with more than 18,000 deer harvested

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Hunters checked 18,776 white-tailed deer on Monday, Nov. 28, the opening day of Ohio’s deer-gun hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In 2015, 22,253 deer were reported the first day of the deer-gun season.Ohio’s deer-gun season remains open through Sunday, Dec. 4. Two additional days of deer-gun season (Saturday, Dec. 17, and Sunday, Dec. 18) are available for people to hunt with firearms. Find more information about deer hunting in the Ohio 2016-2017 Hunting and Trapping Regulations or at wildohio.gov. Past years’ harvest summaries and weekly updated harvest reports can be found at wildohio.gov/deerharvest.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.Hunting PopularityOhio ranks fifth nationally in resident hunters and 11th in the number of jobs associated with hunting-related industries. Hunting has a more than $853 million economic impact in Ohio through the sale of equipment, fuel, food, lodging and more, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Hunting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation publication.last_img read more

Some words from the coach inspire Naomi Osaka’s quarterfinal win

first_imgNikola Vucevic, Orlando Magic clobber Chicago Bulls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “You go from the challenger to the guy that is supposed to win — it’s not easy,” Tsonga, the 2008 Australian Open finalist, said of the difference. It was the first time in almost a year that Tsonga recorded back-to-back wins at the elite level after spending most of 2018 out following knee surgery in April.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a shot during her quarter final match against Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)BRISBANE, Australia — Naomi Osaka responded to some courtside coaching advice in the most emphatic way, conceding just five points in the second set on her way to a 3-6, 6-0, 6-4 win over eighth-seeded Anastasija Sevastova in the Brisbane International quarterfinals on Thursday.The U.S. Open champion was clearly under pressure in the first set, when she made 15 unforced errors and had fewer winners than Sevatsova, who broke her serve twice.ADVERTISEMENT After Sevatsova clinched the first set with a backhand drop shot from the baseline, a disconsolate-looking Osaka went to a courtside chair at the changeover.Whatever her coach Sascha Bajin, a former hitting partner for Serena Williams, told her during an animated courtside conference worked.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionShe finished with 11 aces to four, converted all four of her break-point chances in the second and third sets and appeared far more confident in her own game.Osaka didn’t go into details in an on-court interview about what Bajin told her, but conceded it sharpened her focus.center_img “I mean, I was just trying to stay calm. Was trying to tell myself, ‘she’s one of the best players in the world. I just have to stay in there, and hopefully I’ll get a chance,’” Osaka said. “I did, so I just kept trying to roll with it.”The 21-year-old Osaka will play either Lesia Tsurenko or Anett Kontaveit in the semifinals, and now could rise as high as No. 3 in the world rankings next week — which would be a high for a player from Japan — and a confidence boost ahead of the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 14.Jeremy Chardy beat Japanese qualifier Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (4) to be first through to the semifinals, where he’ll meet either No. 2-seeded Kei Nishikori or 2017 champion and six-seeded Grigor Dimitrov, who play later Thursday.Jo-Wilfried Tsonga got an easier path through to the quarterfinals than expected, avoiding a second-round contest with 17-time major winner Rafael Nadal, who withdrew from the tournament with a thigh muscle strain on Wednesday.Tsonga had a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Taro Daniel. The No. 77-ranked Daniel was the lucky loser from qualifying who got a spot in the main draw when Nadal pulled out.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES View comments LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more