Puma signs seven Jamaican stars

first_img Richards is a bronze medallist who competed in the shot put at the last 2015 World Championships and made the final at the 2016 Rio Olympic. He also won the gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games, as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Williams, 22, competed in the 100m final in Rio and ran the lead off leg as a member of the 4x100m relay team which won the silver medal. Simmonds, the 22-year-old 100m hurdler, was the 2016 Jamaican national champion and represented Jamaica during the latest Olympic Games, while Forte, who just missed competing in Rio breaking the 20 seconds barrier in the 200m for the first time in 2016. McDonald is the 400m national record holder with a personal best of 43.93 seconds. He was part of the medal winning relay teams at the last two World Championships. Global Sports brand PUMA continues to deepen its roots in Jamaican athletics after securing the signatures of seven of the island’s top athletes. PUMA, a long-time partner of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and the Jamaica Olympic Association followed up its recent signing of Commonwealth champion Kemar Bailey-Cole with seven MVP Track Club athletes, including Olympic silver medallist Shericka Jackson, World Championships medal winner O’Dayne Richards, Janieve Russell, Christania Williams, Julian Forte, Rusheen McDonald and Megan Simmonds. “PUMA continues their commitment with up-and-coming athletes, and its mission to be the fastest sports brand in the world by signing seven Jamaican athletes to represent them in the upcoming World Championships in London. They all have a strong possibility to make the podium in London and increase PUMA’s footprint in Jamaican athletics, which includes none other than Usain Bolt,” read a release issued by the company late yesterday. The signings represent a major coup for PUMA considering MVP’s long association with US brand Nike and the fact that its most recognisable ambassador, Usain Bolt, will be stepping off the track at the end of the season. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson represents one of the most exciting signings for the company. Jackson won bronze medals at the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m and was a member of the 4x400m world title winning team in 2015 and the Rio 2016 silver medal mining unit. She has a personal best of 49.83 seconds in the 400m and is seen as Jamaica’s future of the event. Russell’s Olympic ambition was hampered by injury, but she also brings significant promise and world-class pedigree. The 23-year-old 400m hurdles specialist has already made her mark in the event and the best is still to come. Russell was a finalist at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and 2015 World Championships in Beijing. She is also a former World Junior Champion. BRONZE MEDALLISTlast_img read more

PH volleyball team to avoid social media during Japan training camp

first_imgMissile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano “We will bond; there will be no cellphones. It’s for the better because we will be able to focus on the training and eliminate any distraction since we won’t read anything on social media,” said Maraño in Filipino during the team’s media day at Arellano.“I’ve said what’s supposed to be said, I’ve aired my side and the side of the players. I don’t have to explain anything and why would you explain anything if you didn’t do anything wrong.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Maraño posted several tweets which were targeted at the team’s detractors who pointed out that practices were missed since players did not show up.The 24-year-old said they, as a team, will have to talk the issues out once they get to Japan for their training camp. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaNational team player Aby Maraño recently set Twitter ablaze after posting several rants directed at her detractors as volleyball squad became the target of negative comments regarding its missed practices.Maraño, though, said she’s put her emotion-filled tirade to bed, and she looks forward to her team’s training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT The national team is set to leave for Japan for their training camp to prepare for the 2017 Southeast Asian Games and the 19th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championships.“I think we need to talk about the issues among ourselves and that will happen during the team building exercises,” said Maraño. “It will be more than half a year that we will be together in the national team so we need to have great communication among ourselves.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Despite roaring return, Laminou admits he’s not in top shape yet LATEST STORIES Malacañang open to creating Taal Commissionlast_img read more