Tiffany James looking ahead

first_imgTiffany James, last year’s World Under-20 400m champion, was an interested spectator at the JAAA Carifta Trials on Saturday, James, a six-time Carifta Games gold medal winner, isn’t looking back on her stellar junior career. She has her mind focused on competing with the ladies she respectfully calls ‘the big girls’.With junior meets reserved for those that are under 20 during the entire year of competition, James is looking ahead. “Well, I know a lot of people are expecting much from me so it’s just for me to stay focused, keep calm, put in some more work and get out there, because, you know; this time with the big girls, it’s going to be much harder but I’m confident.”Speaking with the assurance that perhaps comes from being a World champion, the Mico University college student athlete professed, “I’m willing to work and I’m ready.”She isn’t dismayed by the recent success Jamaica has enjoyed in the 400 and the 4x400m relay. Stephenie Ann McPherson led a Jamaican 1-2-3 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with Shericka Jackson taking bronze medals at both the 2015 World Championships and at the Olympics last year. The 4×400 team, including McPherson and Jackson, is the reigning World champion. In fact, James said, “It excites me to see that Jamaica is improving in the one-lap events.”Coached by 1983 World champion Bert Cameron, James is working to do well in her first senior season. “I have a lot of goals for 2017”, she informed. “A few are to run a personal best, of course, to be on that World Champion-ship team, the World University Games”, she enumerated as she watched the trials.FIRST TIMEJames set a personal best of 51.32 seconds to win her World title last year.She was pleased with her Gibson McCook Relays performance. Appraised that her 4x4x00 relay leg was timed in 52.8 seconds, she responded, “It’s the first time actually doing the one lap since the start of the season, so it felt great.””I’ll be running the 400 metres at the G.C. Foster Classic,” she revealed, “so let’s see how it goes.”The Mico University college did very well at the recent Gibson McCook Relays, especially in the 4×400 metres. James explained why, saying, “Well, I guess everybody is seeing and wants to come and everybody is willing to work.”Nobody knows Mico as a team that can win Intercol, or have somebody to win,” she continued, “but I don’t know if it is me, but I believe I started it and everybody is motivated and want to train, and that’s why we’re getting the results.”The Inter-collegiate Champ-ionships are set for April 7 and 8 at the National Stadium.last_img read more

Champions League draw: Is this Tottenham Hotspur’s worst-case scenario?

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Pot 3 – Monaco After a lengthy absence from the Champions League, Internazionale are in Pot 4 so will be the team everyone wants to avoid. Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij in defence, Radja Nainggolan and Ivan Perisic in midfield, and Mauro Icardi in attack, they will be tough opponents – and then you have to try and beat Samir Handanovic between the sticks! Latest Football News Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack highlights impact Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal Tottenham Hotspur fans chant at Wembley last season Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more RANKED 4 Pot 4 – Inter Milan gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY center_img 4 REVEALED 4 BEST OF England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Pot 1 – Barcelona 4 Tottenham Hotspur have been truly outstanding over the last four years and while they beat a down on their luck Real Madrid last-term, a full strength Barcelona could really give them some trouble. Lionel Messi at Wembley under the floodlights would be one helluva sight for supporters, though. Now a blend of youth and experience, Leonardo Jardim’s side have had to do more work in the transfer market this summer to build a competitive squad. They still have the likes of Radamel Falcao, Kamil Glik, and Danijel Subasic, but now they have got Pietro Pellegri in, along with World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin. In 2017/18, Spurs were given a tough draw for the first phase, facing Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, as well as APOEL Nicosia.It didn’t end up being too difficult though as Mauricio Pochettino’s men not only beat all three sides on home soil, they topped their table.Eventually, Juventus ended their participation in the competition, although they will consider themselves unlucky to have been knocked out in the round of 16.For this year’s contest, the pots have now been decided but what would the worst-case scenario be for Tottenham? We’ve picked out the teams fans might want to avoid below. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions possible standings Tottenham Hotspur fans might be sweating ahead of the Champions League group stage draw, which takes place tonight.Spurs finished third in the Premier League last time out, ensuring they are in the competition for the third consecutive campaign.last_img read more