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"Honest Labour Bears a Lovely Face"
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.
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.
It was Vaz Prep that went over the distance once again to take top honours in the Covenant/Globe Over Distance Track Meet held last Saturday at UWI's Mona Bowl. The win brings to eight, the number of championship titles that Vaz have copped in this traditional season opener of the prep school track and field calendar, with a combined points standing of 242.
Vaz were followed by Ardenne Prep, clocking a combined points standing of 158, while Mona Prep took third place with 85.5 points overall.