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Marloe Rodman There was a riveting end to the return of the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s Kingston Criterium on Sunday, April 17 at the Kingston Waterfront. National and regional champion, Marloe Rodman showed his mettle as he dominated a strong field in the featured event to finish as the top rider on the day.
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International Artist/Producer/Songwriter and CEO of Mad a Road Production in April released the baddest remix of Rihanna’s #Work on social media. With millions of Facebook video views in just days on Worldstar Dancehall’s Facebook page- the only question left to ask is when bad gyal RiRi plan to drop this remix outta road. Love you Drake, but sorry nobody does it better than a yardie... #JamaicaWeSeh!
Jamaican alpine skier and Olympian Errol Kerr is set to compete in Arctic Man at Summit Lake in Paxson, Alaska. The Arctic Man competition is one of the world’s toughest downhill ski races. It is a race for teams of two skilled competitors that tests the strength of an athlete and the horsepower of a snowmobile. Visit Errol’s page www.gofundme.com/errol-arcticman to learn more. #WiInnaEverting
2012 Miss Jamaica World contest runner-up, Trishauna Clarke, has scored an upcoming recurring role in hit new ABC drama, “The Catch.”The drama, which stars Mireille Enos and Peter Krause, premiered on March 24 and, according to Neilsen data, drew an estimated 5.85 million viewers.Clarke portrays the character ‘Tasha’ who she described as an educated, well-kept woman, dating a high-profiler.
With a strong performance at the Olympic test event, Cal gymnast Toni-Ann Williams qualified for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Williams will be the first female gymnast to represent Jamaica at the Olympics. She finished 38th overall in the test event with a 52.931 total in the all-around. Her best score was a 14.066 on vault, which ranked 24th. She also finished in the top 35 on beam (13.666, 29th) and floor (13.366, 32nd). Williams earned an 11.833 on bars. “What an amazing accomplishment,” Cal and Jamaica head coach Justin Howell said in a news release. “It’s a little surreal at the moment, but we believed without a doubt that she would qualify.”
Champions of the World
Captain of the West Indies’ Women team Stafanie Taylor (l) and captain of the men’s team Darren Sammy (r) share the historical moment of being the World T20 Champions! Both captains spoke of the "positivity" their respective teams gained from the other, and how the success of the Under-10 team winning the Junior World Cup earlier this year was further inspiration. Sammy, as Taylor said after her team won, had been rallying his team to get behind the women’s side a day before the final. There is a bond there, make no mistake.
Team Jamaica At CARIFTA
It was the anticipated avalanche of medals on the closing day of the 45th CARIFTA Games in St. Georges, Grenada as Team Jamaica’s quest to surpass its 2015 haul went into overdrive. The final medal count showed that Jamaica garnered 86 medals, one more than the 85 the team secured in 2015. The medal chest contained 42 Gold, 28 Silver and 16 Bronze.
Maliek Byndloss proved he was one of the world’s elite BMX racers after winning the inaugural Jamaica BMX National Championship and crowned the country’s first national champion at the Eden Park BMX Track in Oracabessa, St Mary in last July. Maliek is currently testing out the Olympic track in Brazil as he prepares to represent Jamaica at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.