Goodluck starts defence of Individual title

first_img… Team Guyana seek to regain Short Range honoursTHE 2019 edition of the West Indies Full-bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC)/West Indies Full Bore Championships fired off Monday with the Individual competition at the Tucker Valley Rifle Range, Chaguaramas.Defending champion, Guyanese Ransford Goodluck, is one of 75 shooters who will be competing from Guyana, Canada, England, Bermuda, Antigua, Barbados, and host nation, Trinidad and Tobago.Hosting the competition after many years is the Northern Rifle Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NRATT) and it will conclude on Saturday, following the second Team Short Range Match and the Guyanese will be aiming to regain this trophy.Since there is no Long Range in T&T, the Guyanese will retain the championship trophy for another year. Firing off the first shot yesterday to officially commence this year’s competition was the Acting Chief of Defence, Staff Colonel Darnley Wyke after addressing the competitors.According to the host, history has been created in T&T since it’s the first time that members of the TTDF, TTPS and Cadets will be competing. Also, this will be the first time, there will be the introduction of innovative technology through the use of electronic targets which will be used to collate and tally points for the tournament.Guyana’s captain, Mahendra Persaud, has expressed confidence that his charges will be tough to beat in the individual competition and they will be knocking heads and pulling triggers in unison to regain the Short Range Championship.The Adjutant for the Guyanese team who arrived in the Twin Island Republic last Sunday is Dane Blair while the team coaches are Mahendra Persaud, Lennox Braithwaite, Dylan Fields (vice-captain) and Ransford Goodluck.The full Guyanese team: Mahendra Persaud (captain), Dylan Fields (vice-captain), Ransford Goodluck (reigning WI Individual Champion), Lennox Braithwaite, John Fraser (USA-based), Roberto Tewari, Ryan Sampson, Peter Persaud, Leo Ramalho and Sherwin Felicien. Fields and Felicien will be joining the team tomorrow.The Individual championships will continue today and end tomorrow when the winner will be decided. Tomorrow will be a rest day when the Annual General Meeting of the WIFBSC takes place. Guyanese Ryan Sampson is the Secretary while Jamaican Major John Nelson is the president and they are expected to retain their positions.Friday will be a Team Match with the West Indies Team Match, both being shot at the Short Range (300, 500 and 600 yards) set for Saturday.The presentation dinner will be on Saturday evening.last_img read more

Andy Ruiz Jr. wants Anthony Joshua rematch in U.S. or Mexico

first_imgRegardless of where the rematch will be held, it is expected to take place sometime later this year in November or December. The rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua was almost a given after their electrifying fight in June.However, there seems to be some dissagreement amidst negotiations as to where the rematch will take place. MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearTMZ Sports caught up with Ruiz Jr. on Thursday and asked the current WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champ about where he thinks the rematch should occur.”I want the rematch to be in Mexico or New York City,” Ruiz Jr. told TMZ Sports, “Vegas or here at the Staples Center [in Los Angeles].”Ruiz Jr. also said if Joshua won’t agree to those terms that “it doesn’t matter; I’m the champion.”Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing confirmed the stalemate in negotiations while speaking to ESPN on Wednesday.”We had a few late approaches (from other sites) that delayed things,” Hearn told ESPN. “Expect to decide this weekend. Still, U.K. and U.S. (are the) favorites.”last_img read more

EYOWF 2017: a project that unites B&H resources

first_imgThe sports year of 2012 in Bosnia and Herzegovina was marked by a lot of success of our representatives, both in the category of individual sports and team sports. Our teams have achieved great results both on the tournament in B&H and on the International tournaments.The event that has significantly marked the sport year of 2012 is the decision of the European Olympic Committee to make Sarajevo and East Sarajevo the hosts of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festival in 2017. In order to remind, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo will also be the organizers of the EYOWF 2017.last_img read more