Previous success in China BEIJING, China: President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Dr Warren Blake, seemed less than pleased with some high-profile late arrivals to the team’s training camp in Tottori, Japan, ahead of the IAAF World Championships. In spite of this, he is looking forward to a fruitful return to Beijing, China, where the championships will unfold this weekend. Several top-name athletes such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and other members of MVP did not arrive until late last week, citing documentation issues. Usain Bolt, who was expected to join last Friday, was reportedly allowed to meet his teammates in Beijing instead. The entire team expected to be in the city today. This comes as JAAA continues to insist on the mandatory nature of the camp. “Ideally, it would have been great if all the athletes, from all the training groups, saw it as their duty, their national duty, to come to the camps on time. In fact, most of the athletes did turn up at the camp, but others didn’t come at the start, for various reasons, and some of these reasons I feel could have been avoided,” Blake said, without pointing to specific situations. “We still use the term ‘mandatory’ and we still insist that if they are going to be coming in late, for any reasons then we should be informed, and we should have discussions so that an amicable agreement can be reached, and not just ignore the camp totally,” he added. “To just ignore the camp and our wishes, as an association, would create problems.” Blake suggested that the situations with Bolt and the MVP group’s late arrivals were communicated to the management team. Meanwhile, at the 2008 Olympic Games, which was also hosted in the Chinese city, Jamaica underlined its place as a giant in the track and field arena with an impressive 11-medal haul, which included six gold, three silver and two bronze-led by a virtuoso performance from Usain Bolt, who broke three world records and went on to become the face of the sport. Blake, who arrived in Beijing after 8 p.m. on Monday (7 a.m., Monday, Jamaica time), along with JAAA general secretary, Garth Gayle, said he expects the Jamaicans to have similar success. “Beijing is where our recent successes in track and field started,” said Blake. “I know the foundations were laid long ago, but we really burst on to the world scene in a really strong way in 2008. “So we have been looking forward to coming back to Beijing and we expect good results as we did in 2008,” said Blake, who was also quick to point to the team’s more diverse look this time around. “One of the thrust of this administration has been to broaden the scope of participation in these events, and I am quite happy to see that, especially in the field events, where we have placed a great deal of effort, that we have had significant successes,” he added. “We have three male discus throwers qualifying, a male shot put thrower, a female discus thrower and two triple jumpers, and I think we are doing pretty well in the field events.” The World Championships get underway on August 22 and ends August 30.
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SJ Belangel. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAteneo playmaker SJ Belangel made the biggest move in the Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24 as his stellar play propelled him to join pacesetters Kai Sotto of Ateneo and Joel Cagulangan of La Salle Greenhills after the second week of the weekly power rankings.Belangel helped the Blue Eagles remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 80 juniors tourney to go up 10-0, and thus jumping over NCAA Season 93 MVP Will Gozum of Mapua this week.ADVERTISEMENT The players were ranked based on the following criteria: league stats, impact in team, team record, leadership, defense, offense, and level of competition.The top 24 players still on the board for the power rankings in early March will be picked to play in the SM-National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) High School All-Star Game later that month at Mall of Asia Arena. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak FEU guard L-Jay Gonzales and Ateneo swingman Dave Ildefonso also rose up the ranks, while UST stud CJ Cansino dropped to eighth.Also, NU guard Terrence Fortea made a huge jump from 16th to 11, while three newcomers entered this week’s power rankings in Ateneo’s Joaqui Manuel, Tay Tung’s Harold Alarcon, and UV’s Joshua Yerro all making a splash.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHere is the list for the second week of Chooks-to-Go NBTC 24, with last week’s rank in the parenthesis:Kai Sotto, center, Ateneo (1)Joel Cagulangan, guard, La Salle Greenhills (2)SJ Belangel, guard, Ateneo (5)Will Gozum, center, Mapua (3)L-Jay Gonzales, guard, FEU-Diliman (6)Dave Ildefonso, forward, Ateneo (8)Rhayyan Amsali, forward, NU (7)CJ Cansino, forward, UST (4)Clint Escamis, guard, Mapua (10)Aaron Fermin, center, Arellano (9)Terrence Fortea, guard, NU (16)RJ Abarrientos, guard, FEU-Diliman (15)Inand Fornilos, forward, CSB-LSGH (11)Evan Nelle, guard, San Beda (12)Warren Bonifacio, center, Mapua (13)John Galinato, guard, Chiang Kai Shek (14)Mac Guadaña, guard, Lyceum (18)Raven Cortez, center, La Salle Zobel (19)Harvey Pagsanjan, guard, Hope Christian (20)Maui Cruz, guard, EAC (23)Joaqui Manuel, forward, Ateneo (N/A)Harold Alarcon, guard, Tay Tung-Bacolod (N/A)Jancork Cabahug, forward, UV (17)Joshua Yerro, guard, UV (N/A)Every week, a panel of coaches, sportswriters, and a statistician converge to come up with the weekly rankings to determine the top 24 high school players in the UAAP, CESAFI-NBTC, MMBL, and FCAAF tournaments, together with the recently concluded NCAA competition. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA D-League: Balanced Wangs-Letran clobbers AMA OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
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