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In a memorable – tumbling - finish, The Bahamas’s Shaunae Miller not only won gold in the women’s 400 meters at the 2016 Olympics in a personal record time of 49.44, but reminded the world of the Caribbean’s never-say-die spirit. Today 23-year-old Shaunae, now Miller-Uibo after recent marriage, is looking forward to cementing her track legacy, especially at this year’s IAAF World Championships in Athletics (WCA) in London, England. She discussed her plans with Caribbean Today’s Gordon Williams recently. The following a version of that interview edited for space:
FAIRBURN, Georgia – It’s no secret Natasha Hastings is proud to represent the United States in track. Yet she never runs away from her Caribbean roots.
FAIRBURN, Georgia – These days it’s easy to imagine Jamaica as a track and field powerhouse. Champions like Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson draw worldwide attention.
Jamaican athlete Novlene Williams-Mills poses for ESPN The Magazine’s The Body Issue for 2017. She is the first breast cancer survivor to pose nude for the sports magazine’s annual issue, which features some of the world’s top athletes. Williams-Mills is a multiple Olympic and World Championship medalist. The 35-year-old 400 meters specialist is set to represent Jamaica again next month at the IAAF World Championships in London, England.
South Florida will host several matches in the Hero Caribbean Premier League Twenty/20 cricket tournament starting this month.
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