Natoya Goule
Natoya Goule

Natoya Goule once again proved she is the Jamaican to beat when she lined up in the final of the women’s 800m, at the Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday (2 July).

Goule took the lead from the start, always being tracked by the former National Champion, Kenia Sinclair, and the improving, Simoya Campbell.

Goule proved her good form, as she separated herself from the field, as she came off the last curve.

“I am confortable with the win, but not the time, because I know im better than 2 minutes,” former Manchester High student Goule said.

“When I get into a race where I am not the one at the front, I know I will go under two minutes,” she added.

Kenia Sinclair pushed, but could not catch Goule on a night when she was destined to achieve the Olympic qualifying 2.00.23, the latter’s time for victory.

Kenia Sinclair, who also made like Goule and third place Campbell made the Olympic standard coming into Trials, finished second in 2.01.11.

Campbell, who clocked 2.02.86, and Samantha James, 2:03.77, completed the top four.

“I just came out here today and my main goal was to make this Olympic team,” said Sinclair, who battled the last three weeks with a hamstring injury.


  1. Kino Cummings, my new friend on!! There’s a typo in the last sentence of your bio, “Staught” should be “taught.” And by the way, why did you delete that article you wrote about the ghettoization of track & field in Jamaica? It was one of the craziest things I have ever read…. On that note, a word of advice to you as a new writer on this blog: please do not try too hard to impress the readers; we are sophisticated fans of the sport who understand what’s going on. Just wait for the real and interesting stories to develop and then opine.


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