Goule, Thompson Take Gold At PanAm Games


Natoya Goule won gold in the women’s 800-metres at the Pan American Games, in Lima, Peru, today.

Goule won the two-lap event in 2:1.26 seconds.

Elaine Thompson took the top spot in the women’s 100-metres final with a time of 11-point-18-seconds.

Her compatriot, Natasha Morrison was 6th.

Rasheed Dwyer finished 5th in the men’s final.

Tajay Gayle got the silver in the men’s long jump with a leap of 8.17-metres.

Meanwhile, Yanique Thompson and Megan Simmonds both advance to tomorrow’s final of the women’s 100-metres hurdles.

Thompson advanced with 12.90 seconds clocking to win semi-final-2, while Simmonds finished third in semi-final-1 in 13-point-13-seconds.

Shericka Jackson booked her place in the women’s 400-metres final by posting 51-point-99-seconds to win semi-final one.

Demish Gaye finished third in the men’s semi-finals to book a lane in the final.

And the national under-23 footballers suffered a 4-nil loss to Panama to end the tournament in 6th position.

Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.

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