Powell disappointed after missing sub-10 clocking in Doha … National record for Praught

first_img Annsert White finished eight in 50.80 in the 400m hurdles event which was won by Abderrahaman Samba, 48.44. Qatar’s Femi Ogunode was third in 10.13 with Justin Gatlin finishing fourth in 10.14 ahead of Canada’s Andre De Grasse, 10.21. Aisha Praught Leer ran a national record of 9:19.29 in the 3000m Steeplechase finishing eight behind winner Hyvin Kiyeng, 9:00.12 with second place going Beatrice Chepkoech, 9:01.57 and Ruth Jebet, 9:01.99.  Asafa Powell missed out on a 98th sub-10 seconds clocking in the 100m after finishing second to South African Akani Simbine at the Doha Diamond League in Qatar.  Powell clocked 10.08 as Simbine took a famous victory in a time of 9.99 seconds to continue his impressive start to the season.  #DohaDL Men’s 100m: 1st SIMBINE /S Africa, 9.99; 2nd @officialasafa 10.08; 3rd OGUNODE /Qatar; 10.13. GATLIN 4th, 10.14. #glnrDiamondLeague pic.twitter.com/RwOJzh01uA — Jamaica Gleaner (@JamaicaGleaner) May 5, 2017 It was a good win for the South African who took advantage of the fact that he has ran much more than the others given that the South African season is well advanced at this stage.  “First (real) race of the season, and looking forward to the World Champs. I’m happy with my shape now, just to come up here and set a motivation for the rest of the season is what I was hoping for,” said Simbine.  Powell said he was disappointed to have not gone below 10 seconds but is not surprised by the loss to Simbine as his season is just getting started.  “I’m not surprised coming in second, we’re only just beginning our season. I wanted to go sub-10, but couldn’t because of the wind,” said Powell.last_img read more

WICKLOW DIVERS JOIN THE SEARCH FOR LIFFORD MAN AS SEARCH ENTERS ITS NINTH DAY

first_imgA team of volunteer divers from Wicklow will today join the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun.The search for the tragic 22 year old has now entered its second week since he went missing in the early hours of Sunday week last.His distraught family including dad Joseph, three brothers and one sister have been waiting at the banks of the Rivers Finn, Foyle and Mourne for the past seven days waiting for a sign that David has been recovered. Hundreds have joined the search for the young man from Beechwood Grove who was last seen after escaping police custody after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.To date the water has been very murky which has prevented many divers, including the PSNI team, from diving.However it is hoped that as it clears a thorough search of the waterway can be undertaken.Last night a source close to the family say they are hopeful that when the water on the rivers subsides, there will be more chance of finding David. “They just want him home now. Each passing day is agony for them. They know he’s not alive but they just want their son and brother back.“People have been very good and everyone is just wishing now that David will be found soon,” he said.EndsWICKLOW DIVERS JOIN THE SEARCH FOR LIFFORD MAN AS SEARCH ENTERS ITS NINTH DAY was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:David Colhounlast_img read more