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Dennis Jones is a Jamaican-born international economist, who has lived most of the time in the UK and USA, and latterly in Guinea, west Africa. He moved back to the Caribbean in 2007. This blog contains his observations on life on this small eastern Caribbean island, as well as views on life and issues on a broader landscape, especially the Caribbean and Africa.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gay beaten by Jamaican men in China

I've waited a few weeks to be able to write this title. But this time I have no problem with Jamaicans beating up Gays. This time, the collective trio of Bolt, Powell, and Frater put the Gay man in his place--5th and out of qualification for the 100 metres finals in Beijing. He and the host of other American sprinters can wonder how they will will the 4x100 metres relay; lots of time to relax and reflect, Tyson.

We now have a couple of hours to wait to see if Lightning will strike again. He looked awesome again, running hard for 50 metres, then stopping to buy some fish and bammy on the way to the tape. Asafa looked good too, but did not seem as easy as Bolt; he only had time to pick up a patty and looks good enough to push the final to the wire. Michael Frater, solid as ever, but that elusive sub-10 seconds race may have to come in the final; no time to pick up food.

Caribbean runners will fill six of the 8 places in the final--including two dangerous men from Trinidad, and a dangerous looking Netherlands Antillean has the other place. The races helped a bunch men to personal bests. Derrick Atkins from Bahamas and Kim Collins from St. Kitts and Nevis ran great races but just lucked out. It would have been too much for the Caribbean to have all eight places. No true?

While the sprinters cool down and regroup, I will get some energy-fill up breakfast and enjoy the next round of the women's sprinting, where the Caribbean is again looking for a lot of success.

1 comment:

ESTEBAN AGOSTO REID said...

Excellent title!! Extremely hilarious!! Nuff respect!