Record-breaking Wins: Jevaughn Powell Dominates Men's 400m and 200m Events
Record-breaking Wins: Jevaughn Powell Dominates Men's 400m and 200m Events

Jamaican athlete Jevaughn Powell achieved a double victory at the Blue Marlin Last Chance meet in Nassau, Bahamas, on July 29.

Jevaughn Powell secured first place in the men’s 400m dash with a time of 45.65. Additionally, he triumphed in the 200m event, finishing in 20.52, ahead of Nadale Buntin (SKN), who clocked 20.73. Jevaughn Powell, who is not related to Asafa Powell, finished third at the Jamaica Trials and will be a member of the men’s 4x400m for the Budapest 2023 World Championships. Asafa Powell is the former world 100m record holder.

After Jevaughn Powell’s double, Men’s 100m most competitive race at Blue Marlin Last Chance Meet

In the men’s 100m race, Rikkoi Brathwaite emerged victorious in 10.18, defeating Jamaican Bryan Levell, 10.26, and Joel Johnson from the Bahamas, 10.30. Bryan Levell and Brathwaite achieved respective times of 10.36 and 10.28 (2.2m/s wind) during the heats.

Shafiqua Maloney from St. Vincent and the Grenadines claimed victory in the women’s 800m, completing the race in 2:03.70.

Malique Smith from the US Virgin Islands delivered an outstanding performance in the men’s 400m hurdles, achieving a personal best time of 50.55, ahead of Shakeem Smith (BAH), who finished in 50.93.

Jamaica’s Jordan Scott won the men’s triple jump with an impressive distance of 16.22m.

In other track and field news, Issam Asinga: A Global Talent with a Tough Choice in Athletics and Navasky Anderson 1st Jamaican to Break 1:45 Barrier in 800m

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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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