St Jago High School’s Class One 400-metre star Sean Bailey wants to follow in the footsteps of his elder sister and former World and Olympic champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown.Bailey who won his 400m semi-final yesterday in 47.78 seconds, said the former world and Olympic 100 and 200 metres champion serves as his greatest motivation, and though he knows it will not be an easy task to reach her levels of accomplishment internationally, he is seriously trying to get there.”She is my biggest motivation. Every day before an event, she tells me to do my best and enjoy myself. She always tells me that track and field does not stop at high school and that it’s much greater than that, and it can be a profession. So she is very involved (in life), especially educational wise and I am glad to have a sister like her,” Bailey told The Gleaner.The youngster dreams of becoming a world-rated athlete in the future, and he is aware of the amount of effort that is needs to get to the top.’Great legacy'”It’s a great motivation to strive to be a World champion like VCB, as I would like to keep up the tradition of her. It’s a great legacy,” he said.Bailey, who is expected to be one of the main challengers to Kingston College’s (KC) Akeem Bloomfield’s, says upsetting the big KC runner and taking the gold would be very satisfying for himself and big sister.”She is always telling me that everyone is human being and they breathe the same breath, so I can beat anybody, so it would mean a lot to her (if win 400m final),” he said.The quarter-miler, who is still recovering from an injury, hopes to complete the championship healthy so that he will be fit for the Carifta Games.”I know I am not 100 per cent and I went out and gave it my best just to make sure St Jago wins this championship. My expectation is to finish injury-free so I can go and represent Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games. That’s my aim,” he said. – L.S.
A fisheries report has been welcomed by the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) following what they describe as a total ‘vindication’ of their position regarding mackerel stocks and the sustainability of the fishery.The report, published by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), constitutes a thorough re-evaluation of mackerel information particularly the mackerel tagging information.Commenting on the recent publication of the new ICES mackerel inter-benchmark report, Chief Executive of the KFO, Seán O’Donoghue said: “The new information which has come to light shows a major change in the perception of the stock and proves the KFO’s comments when ICES advised a massive 68 % cut last year, were wholly accurate and fully justified. “It now transpires that the stock size is much larger than ICES advised in September of last year.“We are now dealing with 4.16 million tonnes of a stock size as opposed to 2.35 million tonnes, as ICES had informed us last autumn.“In December last, I highlighted that the ICES advice stated this fishery had been declining since 2011 which was totally contrary to the entire fishing industry view.“The new report shows a completely different picture with the mackerel stock continuing to increase in size until 2015 and still at a very high level well above the reference points. “Moreover, I said unequivocally that I was very concerned that ICES didn’t have a fit-for-purpose quality assurance system in place and called for the issue to be addressed.“This new information is a thorough vindication of our position and while overdue I am glad to say significant progress has been made on quality assurance issue but still a long way to go.“The next crucial step is that ICES issues revised 2019 mackerel advice as a matter of urgency in light of this major upwards revision in the data,” said Mr O’Donoghue.KFO welcomes fisheries report on mackerel stock increases was last modified: April 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:FisheriesKillybegs Fishermen’s Organisation
USA’s Tyler Clary won gold in a new Olympic record in the men’s 200m backstroke at London Olympics on Thursday. Clary, the fastest qualifier for the final, clocked 1 minute, 53.41 seconds in a tight finish on Thursday.”I stuck to my guns and I was able to come by in those last few 15 metres and get my hand on the wall,” Clary said.”That was the perfect race I swam tonight, it couldn’t have gone any better.”Japanese champion Ryosuke Irie, who won gold in the 100m event, claimed the silver in 1:53.78, while Ryan Lochte of the US won bronze in 1:53.94.Lochte, the favourite for gold, had led for most of the race but got tired in the final straight.