Caribbean athletes took center stage over the weekend the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Among them was Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, who finished second overall in the men’s 60-metre dash by crossing the line in 6.5 seconds. American Trayvon Brommell won the event in 6.47 seconds.
“I really wanted to perform a lot better, be a lot smoother in the finals,” Powell said. “It didn’t happen but I got a silver medal and I have to work with it.”
On the women’s side, Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson won bronze in the women’s 60-metres. She finished in 7.06 seconds. Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye took fourth.
“I mean the field was great,” Thompson said. “(Dafne) Shippers and the American girl (Barbara Pierre) she’s a good 60-metre runner so I have to give her the best of it.”
Jamaica’s Omar McLeod won gold in the men’s 60-metre hurdles. He pulled away from the field in the finals to win in a world-leading time of 7.41 seconds.
“It was a great race,” McLeod said. “I wanted to go out, like I said, tunnel vision. My coach has been on me… ‘tunnel vision, tunnel vision, execute, get out, control the race.’ And I did just that and I’m just grateful for the victory.”
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