Tyrone Smith broke his national indoor record in the long jump at the Müller Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England, at the weekend.
Smith, competing in his one and only indoor meet of the season, finished second with a leap of 7.83 metres to edge his previous best of 7.82.
Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, of South Africa, won the event with a jump of 7.99, with Fabrice Lapierre, of Australia, third in 7.76. “Wasn’t super pretty but the approach was money!” Smith wrote on his Facebook page.
It was Smith’s first outing since switching coaches after failing to reach the final at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last summer.
Young Bermudian sailors Ahzai Smith and Christopher Raymond made an impressive showing at the 2017 Forward Sailing O’pen Cup in New Zealand, with both of them winning their divisions.
Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards extended his congratulations to the pair. Ahzai won the Gold Fleet with 15 Net Points, while Christopher won the Silver Fleet with 12 Net Points.
“I am so proud of Ahzai and Christopher for their incredible efforts,” said the Minister. “They are both only 12-years-old and it’s not always easy to be away from home at that young age, but yet they have fully embraced the opportunity and, in doing so, have made us extremely proud.
“The competition is tough and they have proven, yet again, that Bermudians can compete on the world stage against the best of the best.
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Senior Dage Minors of the Franklin Pierce University Men's Track & Field team has been named Northeast-10 Conference Track Athlete of the Week, for the week ending on Jan. 15, as announced on Monday afternoon by the Conference office.
It is the third straight week a Franklin Pierce University athlete has taken home Track Athlete of the Week honors from the NE10, with Minors earning the honor for the second time on the season.
Tyler Butterfield demonstrated tremendous sportsmanship by giving up his third-place finish at the Ironman 70.3 Dubai yesterday.
The Bermuda triathlete crossed the line in third but later agreed to swap positions and take fourth instead after Ruedi Wild, of Switzerland, lodged a complaint after taking a wrong turn near the finish after moving into third.
“I’m happy, great swim/bike,” Butterfield said. “Fastest bike but a little disappointed to not run the way I used to years ago and slip back to fourth.
“Second or third would have been nice after leading. But it was always known Javier would catch us on the run.”
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