Jamaican Sprinter Shashalee Forbes Shatters 11-Second Barrier at Bermuda Grand Prix
Jamaican Sprinter Shashalee Forbes Shatters 11-Second Barrier at Bermuda Grand Prix
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HAMILTON, Bermuda (May 21) – Jamaican sprinter Shashalee Forbes delivered a remarkable performance at the Bermuda Grand Prix on Sunday, smashing the elusive 11-second barrier for the first time in her career. Clocking an impressive time of 10.98 seconds in the women’s 100m race, Forbes showcased her exceptional speed and skill on the track.

Despite finishing second in the race, falling just short of the top spot, Forbes’s sub-11-second achievement firmly establishes her among the elite sprinters in the world. ALSO READ: Shericka Jackson Reigns Supreme at JAAA All-Comers 2023 Series

The women’s 100m event featured a fiercely competitive field, with notable athletes such as Tamari Davis from the United States claiming first place with a time of 10.91 seconds. Nevertheless, Forbes’s stellar run solidifies her as a force to be reckoned with heading into Jamaica Trials in early July.

Celera Barnes of the United States secured the third position, finishing with a time of 11.01 seconds. The race also featured renowned sprinters, including Gina Lückenemper from Germany, English Gardner from the United States, and Kemba Nelson from Jamaica, all showcasing their impressive speed and talent on the track.

Women’s 100m Final Results (Wind: +2.0)

  1. Tamari DAVIS (USA) – 10.91
  2. Shashalee FORBES (JAM) – 10.98
  3. Celera BARNES (USA) – 11.01
  4. Gina LÜCKENKEMPER (GER) – 11.03
  5. English GARDNER (USA) – 11.13
  6. Kemba NELSON (JAM) – 11.14
  7. Mikiah BRISCO (USA) – 11.16
  8. Marybeth SANT-PRICE (USA) – 11.16
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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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