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ComwlthGames Gender Equality sportA Transformation 2022 Gender Equality Taskforce with a mandate to “leave no stone unturned” in pursuit of gender equality opportunities across the Commonwealth sporting spectrum has been set up by Louise Martin CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), it will be announced today at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s inaugural Commonwealth Women Leaders’ Summit.

The Taskforce, headed by CGF Vice Presidents Kereyn Smith (New Zealand) and Bruce Robertson (Canada), will work with sporting stakeholders, including future Games and Youth Games Host Cities, International Federations and member Commonwealth Games Associations to comprehensively audit and explore opportunities for gender equality across all of the Commonwealth Sport Movement's activities and impacts.

Louise Martin CBE, elected as the Federation’s first-ever female President in September 2015, said: “I am passionately committed to ensuring that we live our values of Humanity, Equality, Destiny in everything we do. I’ve asked our Transformation 2022 Gender Equality Taskforce to leave no stone unturned as they explore how Commonwealth sport and everyone in our diverse sporting family can better deliver for women and girls.

“I believe our dynamic sporting movement has an important part to play in an energised, engaged and empowered Commonwealth of Nations and Territories, and especially so in this Year of 'An Inclusive Commonwealth.' We are delighted to be participating in today’s Commonwealth Women Leaders’ Summit and look forward to playing a lead role in realising ambitions and opportunities through sport for all Commonwealth citizens.”

dillOlympic hopeful Shaquille Dill was less than two seconds outside the Olympic qualifying time of 1min 46sec in the 800 metres when he won his heat in 1:47.39 at the Princeton qualifier in New Jersey over the weekend.

Dill was competing at the event along with Dage Minors, another middle distance runner, as Lamont Marshall competed overseas in his hopes of reaching the qualifying mark before the July 11 deadline.

Dill was third overall, but still needs to shave a couple of seconds off his time in order to qualify for Rio this summer.

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/track-and-field/article/20160624/dill-edges-closer-to-rio-time

QualifyingJusttheStartSwimmers Julian Fletcher and Rebecca Heyliger will represent the island at Caribbean Championships in the Bahamas next weekend, looking to fine tune their techniques as they get set to compete in their first Olympic Games in August.

Fletcher will swim in the 100 metres breaststroke where he holds the national record of 1min 02.47sec, while Heyliger has qualified for the 50 metres freestyle.

Both are based in Southern California where they train together.

They don’t exactly know what to expect in Rio, but know they will be up against the world’s top swimmers.

Read more: http://www.royalgazette.com/swimming/article/20160624/qualifying-just-start-for-swim-pair


NACAC RankingsThe latest version of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) rankings have been released, with 10 Bermuda Athletes making the List.

Ashley Estwanik is ranked 27th in the Women’s Half Marathon with a time of 1:18:19. Shianne Smith’s time of 59.03 in the Women’s 400m Hurdles sees her ranked 38th and Sakari Famous is ranked 34th in the Women’s High Jump with a top leap of 1.77m.

Read more: http://www.islandstats.com/sport.asp?sport=27&assoc=1&newsid=36852


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