first_imgDOHA, Qatar:World Championships and Olympic Games 110 metres hurdles medallist Hansle Parchment strongly believes that Jamaica, with Omar McLeod and himself leading the way, can wrestle supremacy in the sprint hurdles away from the Americans and Russians.The 25-year-old Parchment won bronze in the event at the 2012 Olympics, with American Aries Merritt, the world record holder, taking gold. Parchment came even closer at last year’s World Championships when he copped silver behind Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov, with McLeod, in his first senior competition final, placing sixth.Parchment now believes that Jamaica has the ammunition to conquer the field at the Rio Olympics later this year.”I feel we have the potential. We are two strong athletes and we are working towards our goals,” Parchment said. “It would be great for us to start to dominate hurdling, which we have never done before.”McLeod, 22, is also keen on a Jamaican dominance of the event. He also envisions himself and Parchment making history.”He (Parchment) is my big bro (brother). We always give each other pep talks before races, we warm up together and we run together,” McLeod shared. “So it is always exciting running with him, and I just want both of us to continue to make Jamaica proud and create a lot of history.”The two gave a glimpse into the future when they finished first and second in the opening Diamond League meet of the season.McLeod won in a world leading and season’s best time of 13.05 seconds, while Parchment, who, like his compatriot, was competing in his first Diamond League, clocked a season-best 13.10.Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.12) was third, while 2013 World Champion, American David Oliver (13.16) was fourth, and Merritt was sixth in 13.37.unpredictableParchment has, however, warned against complacency. He stressed that the event is very unpredictable and it is just a matter of who executes better on the day.”The hurdles are very unpredictable, so sometimes we can’t tell who will win,” Parchment said. “It is early and I believe everyone is still in the transition phase. This is my second race, so we are really just getting started. It is a very good start so far; probably the best ever for me, so I am giving thanks for that.”McLeod, on the other hand, already has his sights set on winning the Diamond trophy for the event and achieving Olympics glory.”That is my aim (to win everything); that is my goal; especially with the Olympics,” McLeod said. “So I am really just taking it one step at a time and not jumping the gun too much. One race at a time and I know if I do that and go out there and have fun, the sky is the limit.”[email protected]last_img read more

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 19.09.11The Senior Reserves will take on Kilcar in their Championship semi-final on Sunday at 2pm in Donegal Town. The Juniors will finally play their first round game against Glenfin away on Sunday, also at 2pm. The Seniors are also scheduled for League action this Sunday at 3pm in Dungloe.The Minors will meet MacCumhaills in the Northern Board Final on Saturday at 12 noon. No venue has been confirmed yet, with Convoy the likely destination. The U-15 boys were to take on MaCumhaills on Tuesday in the Park at 6pm. Result will be e-mailed later in the week.The U-13 Boys Div. 1 team had a good win over St. Michael’s at the weekend they take on Gaoth Dobhair away this Saturday. The Div.  2 team travelled to the Gaels on Friday evening and had a good win, they are at home to Downings at 6pm this Friday.The Sunday Morning U-10 Football Academy should return this week after a two week absence due to the bad weather.The U12 hurlers were defeated in the A county final by Buncrana on Sunday. The lads and their management should be proud of their excellent performances throughout the year with Buncrana being the only team to defeat them throughout the year in the eleven team competition. The U16 hurlers also lost their league final on Sunday to Carndonagh. In a very disappointing first half the team were unable to cope with a determined Carndonagh. Seven points down at half time the lads were rocked by a goal in the first few minutes of the second. The team then started to show their true ability with a storming fight back reducing the deficit to three points. However despite continuous pressure and near misses the lads ran out of time.U18 hurling will restart in the next few weeks in preparation for Ulster. U-12/13 Hurling training is on Tuesday at 5:30pm.  The Friday Hurling & Camogie Academies continues at 6:30pm on Friday’s in O’Donnell Park. Training for U12 Camogie team is Monday at 6pm. U14 Camogie team training on Monday at 6pm and Saturday.Thank you to all those that helped out at the Bag Pack on Saturday in Tesco. As always, Eunan, Gordon, Tracey and Celine went above and beyond the call of duty at the Bag Pack.There will be a Table Quiz in Arena Thursday, October 27th. Please put the date in your diaries.We are still looking for a few contestants for Strictly Come Dancing. If you are interested, please contact Dermot Higgins asap on 087-6672118. This week’s Lotto numbers are 8-10-11 & 24. There were 4 match 3 winners that win €25 each. John Coleman, The Fairways; Sonya McGinty, Cluain Ard; Mrs. J. Gallagher, Sallaghagrane and Brendan Kilcoyne, Ballyare (all card). Next week’s Jackpot is €1,050.We extend our deepest sympathies to Brian, Gerard and the McCormick family on the sad passing of Jim.GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S LETTERKENNY CLUB NOTESlast_img read more