Peters wins javelin for 2nd-ever world gold for Grenada

first_imgLast Updated: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST Peters Wins Javelin For 2nd-ever World Gold For Grenada Anderson Peters, of Grenada reacts on his way to winning the gold medal in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Rahul Ramakrishnan LIVE TVcenter_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 7th October, 2019 10:00 IST DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As a kid, Grenadian javelin thrower Anderson Peters would hurl sticks at mangoes and apples to get them to fall to the ground.He had the best arm of all his friends. He showed it off on an even bigger stage.Peters won the javelin throw Sunday night for his country’s second-ever gold medal at the world championships. He joins the ranks of sprinter Kirani James, the sprinter who captured the 400-meter title in 2011. Peters remembers being glued to his television that day — and being inspired.“That was an unbelievable moment for our whole country,” Peters said. “If he can do it, it’s possible for everybody to have a chance to become a world champion.”A junior at Mississippi State, Peters’ winning throw was 86.89 meters as he added another title to the NCAA championships crown he won in June and Pan-Am Games win in August. Magnus Kirt of Estonia was second (86.21) and Johannes Vetter of Germany was third (85.37).“There are no words to explain being a world champion,” Peters said. “I’m grateful for the chance.”Growing up, he had two ambitions — be a famous cricket player or the next Usain Bolt.But the javelin became his calling when on his first try at an event in primary school he broke the school record. All those days of throwing rocks and sticks at fruit in the trees in Grenada keeps paying off.“We used to have races and say, ‘Let’s see who could pick the most,’” Peters said. “I was pretty good.”Peters has to hurry back to school — he has two big tests this week.Any chance his gold medal might help him buy some extra time with his professors?“That’s not going to help,” Peters said, laughing. “As a kid, I was thinking about becoming a world champion and an Olympic champion and having the titles at the same time.”One down, one to go next summer at the Tokyo Games.EUGENE ON DECKOregon Gov. Kate Brown was in the stadium to present the men’s 4×100 relay medals.In two years, the renovated Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon , will be the site of worlds. It marks the first time the championships are heading to the U.S.“We’re absolutely honored,” Brown said. “It’s amazing it’s going to be in the heart of track and field territory — Eugene, Oregon. We’re excited to see everyone there.”EMPTY STEPThree steps on the podium, but only two teams. A chaotic changeover in the women’s 4×400 relay led to more than an hour of uncertainty.Jamaica finished third, then was disqualified, then reinstated. After all that, the Jamaican squad didn’t turn up for its medal ceremony, leaving the gold medalists from the U.S. and second-placed Poland to take a lopsided podium photo.At issue was whether Jamaica had gained an advantage by not lining up correctly for a changeover. Fourth-placed Britain argued the Jamaicans had benefited, but that was later overturned on an appeal by Jamaica.CENTROWITZ & SALAZARAmerican distance runner Matthew Centrowitz said leaving Alberto Salazar’s training group last season had nothing to do with an investigation and more to do with needing a change.Salazar was kicked out of the world championships last week after being handed a four-year ban in a case long pursued by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Salazar leads the Nike Oregon Project, which Centrowitz joined after the 2012 London Games“Alberto never once offered me anything that I was uncomfortable taking or made any those decisions you may be reading about,” said Centrowitz, who finished eighth in the 1,500 meters and more than 3 seconds behind winner Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya. “I had no idea that any of this was going on when I was with the group.“That had nothing to do with my decision. … I felt like I needed some change, something fresh, something new.”The 2016 Olympic gold medalist is now running for the Bowerman Track Club.THE COUNCILThe IAAF elected six new members to its athletes’ commission: French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, U.S. distance runner Bernard Lagat, Belgian 400-meter runner Kevin Borlee, Greek pole vaulter Katerina Stefanidi, and Jamaican middle-distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer.Hall of Famer Carl Lewis said on his Twitter account that he applied to be a member of the IAAF athletes’ commission.“Let’s see if they want someone speaking to power about the issues that really affects athletes, gets in,” Lewis wrote. “Stay tuned.” last_img read more

Wellington Heat game has been rescheduled but fireworks display will proceed as scheduled

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 214 weeks ago Beer garden….REALLY????????????????????????????????? Report Reply 0 replies · active 214 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Jeremy Jones, Wellington City Director of Public Works — The Wellington Heat game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the wet conditions. The public fireworks display will proceed as scheduled with a start time of 9:15 p.m.Seating will be available in both the football and baseball stadiums. In lieu of the baseball game, the Wellington Heat will host a viewing party with music, concessions and beer garden from 8 p.m. to the end of the fireworks display.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

By FFWPU Taiwan We make determination to create t

first_imgBy FFWPU Taiwan: We make determination to create the result of Heavenly Tribal Messiah before Foundation Day and offer it to Heavenly Parent and True Parents. After the learning tour in Thailand church. On 2nd December 2015, we decide to hold blessing ceremony in Yilan city on January 3, 2016.We appreciate Heaven Father to prepare such a good venue for us, and we try our best to invite people to join the blessing ceremony since December 9. As the result, 200 couples attend the blessing ceremony.Especially, we make the Heavenly Tribal Messiah activity as the social movement to build a “Happy Taiwan” with “Happy Family” and “Happy City”. Yilan County Government recognizes the vision and becomes the guide unit and then Yilan City Administration also becomes the Co-organizer.We visited many community leaders and association presidents, and they can support the event by inviting their members or local people to join the blessing ceremony. Within 21 days of mobilization by church leaders and members, we can successfully hold the blessing ceremony.Jan. 3 2016, 200 couples came to Yilan County Stadium for this main event although it’s a rainy day. A Congressman Hon. Chen Ou-Po couple, Yilan County Magistrate’s wife Mrs. Lin, Yilan Mayor Dr. Chiang Tsung-yuan Couple, Lotung mayor Mrs. Lin Zi-Miao attended the event.Yilan Mayor couple also served as the couple representative on stage. We gave an education session for participants and the lecturer Mrs. Yu encouraged couples to make 40-day separation in order to receive 3-day loving period to welcome Heavenly Fortune and begin a happy family. Under the very joyful atmosphere, almost all couples reply they willing to follow the Promise. This is also our challenging and mission to guide them until completing 3-day ceremony in the future.last_img read more