GLASGOW, Scotland --- Alia Atkinson continues her amazing form when she swam another Commonwealth Games record of 30.17 seconds to win the women’s 50m breaststroke semi-final at the Tollcross Swimming Centre on Thursday.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Vaz Prep Past Student Jaheel Hyde just won the 400m hurdles at the World Junior Champs in a time of 49.3 seconds. It was Jamaica’s first gold medal at the Championships.
Vaz Prep Past Student O'Dayne Richards, 26, threw a Commonwealth and national record of 21.61 metres to win Jamaica's first gold medal at these games, beating New Zealand's Tom Walsh (21.19) and Canada's Tim Nedow (20.59), for silver and gold, respectively.
"I think I will eat a slice of pizza and then see where it goes from there," he said of what other forms of celebration there could be.
When quizzed when was the last time he sunk his teeth in the Italian delight, he hesitated, then replied: "Two or three days ago."
Richards, a graduate of the University of Technology, says prayer is what took him through to his unprecedented victory.
"I know my church was praying for me, and I just asked Him (God) to let me do my best and to just let me use the talent that he gave me," he said after completing his victory lap that seemed to go on for an eternity. But it was his moment and how he savoured it.
Congratulations to the Grade Six students for a job well done this year. 97% were placed in traditional schools.
Top Achievers with averages between 99.4% and 96.6%
ROLLINGTON TOWN, KINGSTON: Life has taken a wonderful turn for Bernetta Edwards, a 102-year-old resident of Rollington Town in Kingston. The centenarian, with an infectious smile, is expressing gratitude to Vaz Preparatory School for providing a wheelchair to help her move around. Accepting the gift at the school on Thursday morning, Edwards said the wheelchair would make life a little easier for her.
"I have to say that I feel good," Edwards told The Gleaner.