Neighborhood authorities help curb COVID-19 spread

first_imgThe Jakarta administration has enlisted the help of local authorities as part of wider efforts to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the capital, which is the national epicenter of the epidemic that has infected more than 1600 people nationwide and killed 157.The rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Jakarta has prompted extra efforts to contain the disease, as the city boasted a record 10.9 percent death rate – threefold the global average of 3.9 percent. As of Wednesday morning, the city’s website corona.jakarta.go.id reported 794 confirmed infections and 798 patients under surveillance in Jakarta.Jakarta Governance Bureau head Premi Lasari has said leaders of the city’s many neighborhood units (RT) and community units (RW) had initiated efforts to protect vulnerable groups from COVID-19 transmission, as mandated in a city circular dated March 26. Each RT and RW in the capital will collect and collate data on the most vulnerable groups in their respective neighborhoods, particularly people aged 60 and above as well as people suffering from hypertension, heart diseases, diabetes, lung diseases and cancer, according to the document.According to the Jakarta office of Statistics Indonesia, there are about 800,000 residents recorded in the vulnerable age group. “The RT and RW unit heads have been carrying out the governor’s directive,” Premi told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.The grassroots efforts come as Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan instructed city officials to “protect the clean areas” – defined as neighborhoods with zero infections – during a virtual meeting with Jakarta mayors last week. “They have to find ways so that the residents in areas declared safe are not infected,” Anies said in footage of the meeting posted on the administration’s YouTube channel.So far, some RW leaders had acted on their own initiative to limit the movement of people in their respective communities, Premi said, including by closing off neighborhood entryways and monitoring traffic in and out of their areas.The chairman of the Jakarta RT/RW Forum, Muhammad Irsyad, said many communities at the neighborhood level had taken preventive measures even before the governor’s directive was rolled out, after they had learned about the spread of the disease from media reports.Irsyad said that each neighborhood had come up with a different approach to curbing the spread of the virus, based on the social makeup and characteristics of its population.For instance, a neighborhood consisting of several urban kampungs would not be able to prohibit low-income residents from leaving their homes. “But at least they can monitor nonresidents who enter their area, besides promoting good personal hygiene,” Irsyad said.Restricting access, he argued, was only feasible in smaller areas, such as the more well-off gated communities, in which residents had the resources to fulfill their needs during a quarantine.But even in more modest community units, residents have not stopped lending a helping hand.Irsyad, who heads a community unit of his own in the “clean” district of Rawa Badak Selatan in North Jakarta, said he recently had to ask a resident to get himself and his family checked up and to self-isolate themselves after showing what was deemed mild virus symptoms.“As the managers of the [RW], we continue monitoring the needs of [that person and the family]. We’ve provided them with disinfectant spray and antiseptic handwash. Other neighbors could give them food if it is deemed necessary – I believe other RWs are doing the same thing,” he said.For other places with more footfall or a lack of physical boundaries, things may be a bit more complicated.Nurul Huda, head of the Gelora subdistrict in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta, said that community units under his authority were unable to block access to their areas because a number of offices and a traditional market were located in the area.“It is more complicated for our area because of the offices and Palmerah Market. Anyone who can will come through here,” he told the Post, noting that only some RWs were able to implement a one-gate policy, where residents take turns to guard access to the neighborhood.The Gelora subdistrict has two confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, Huda claims, and both are apartment dwellers in the area. Only 42 out of Jakarta’s 261 subdistricts have not reported any COVID-19 positive cases.While most RTs and RWs rely on their own residents to protect the neighborhood, Premi said they could still ask for assistance from the local police to enforce public order or help them promote physical distancing measures in the surrounding community.In Gelora, Huda said, one police officer was assigned to each RW to patrol at night and raise public awareness on COVID-19 during the day.Outside of the capital, a number of regions have also taken the initiative to impose containment measures of their own.The Tegal city administration in Central Java has moved to close its borders for four months from March 30 to July 31, imposing something akin to a full lockdown. In Yogyakarta, residents of Sleman regency have limited access to several hamlets, such as the neighborhood units in Randu in Hargobinangun village, Pakem district, where only two roads are left open for access.Read also: COVID-19: Regions start locking down as govt works on regulationTopics :last_img read more

Denis Suarez sends message to Arsenal fans and slams his critics after scoring stunning goal in training

first_img SPONSORED Read More Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Mar 2019 4:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link806Shares Full Screen Coming Next Read More Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Denis Suarez sends message to Arsenal fans and slams his critics after scoring stunning goal in training Unai Emery will reportedly renew his interest in Christopher Nkunku in the summer (Picture: Getty)‘I’m determined to perform well and be a success at this great club.’On Emery’s influence on his career, he added: ‘I think Unai made me a football player, when I joined [Sevilla] I was a prospect.‘I was coming off the back of a great season in the second division with Barca B. But it was a big step up to the elite level. he really helped me.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Skip About Connatix V67539 PLAY 1 min. storycenter_img Read More Read More Talking about his Arsenal ambitions earlier this month, Suarez said: ‘My aim is to be a success here, perform well and feel important.‘I’d like to become an important player at the club. ‘I joined Aresnal to get a lot of playing time, to be an important player and feel important. Top articles Comment Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1/1 Denis Suarez is still waiting to make his first Arsenal start following his January loan move from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Denis Suarez has hit back at his critics following reports he has struggled to impress Unai Emery since his January move from Barcelona.The 25-year-old has been restricted to just six substitute appearances amid reports he has failed to win over his new manager who is said to harbour doubts about his compatriot’s ability to withstand the physical demands of English football.Emery, who coached Suarez during their time together at Sevilla, is reportedly set to reignite his interest in PSG’s Christopher Nkunku in the summer and send his only January recruit back to Barcelona, rather than make his move a permanent one at a cost of £18million.AdvertisementAdvertisementSuarez has joined a clutch of youngsters and senior first team stars who aren’t representing their countries on a training camp to Dubai where is hopeful of belatedly launching his Arsenal career.ADVERTISEMENT / Read More by Metro More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe former Villarreal midfielder caught the eye on Friday scoring a superb goal past goalkeeper Petr Cech, before taking to Twitter to voice his frustration at reports centering on his relationship with Emery.He wrote: ‘Working hard, learning and improving. PS don’t talk about my workouts if you have no idea.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

Daycare penalties ‘if children in their care don’t feel loved’

first_imgDailyMail (UK) 9 January 2012Childminders and nurseries face being penalised by Ofsted in future if they cannot prove that youngsters in their care ‘feel loved’, it was revealed yesterday. Staff will have to demonstrate they are ‘forming appropriate bonds and emotional attachments’ with babies and toddlers to help make them feel secure. The watchdog plans to place greater emphasis on young children’s personal and emotional development during inspections as opposed to focusing on health and safety issues such as risk assessments. Nursery staff could face penalties if they cannot prove the children in their care feel loved.Ofsted has launched a consultation on changes to the way it registers and inspects early years providers, which proposes slashing the number of judgements from 18 to just five. In future, childminders and nurseries will be judged on their ‘outcomes’ for children; the quality of provision in terms of supporting children’s learning and development and helping them to feel ‘emotionally secure’; leadership and management and overall effectiveness.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2084407/Nurseries-childminders-face-penalties-children-care-don-t-feel-loved.html#ixzz1jrYE6OGElast_img read more

Hudson-Odoi says he’s recovered from coronavirus

first_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway Stations8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! “Hope to see everybody soon and hopefully be back on the pitch very soon. Take care.” On Thursday night, a statement on the club website read: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening. “Despite testing positive for the virus, Callum is doing well and looking forward to returning to the training ground as soon as it is possible. “We wish Callum a speedy recovery and look forward to welcoming him back to the club soon.” Last night English football was in crisis as the league announced it will hold an “emergency club meeting” today to discuss future fixtures – with clubs expecting they will not play for a month. The news of Arteta’s positive test came just 49 minutes after the Premier League announced that games this weekend WOULD go ahead as normal. Arteta’s announcement prompted a U-turn by football chiefs to decide on the immediate future of matches. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Boris Johnson had announced at an emergency Cobra meeting that sporting events could be banned. England star Hudson-Odoi, 19, is the first Premier League player publicly confirmed to have the virus, which has so far infected at least 596 and killed 10 in the UK. A number of other Premier League teams have sent players away to self-isolate, with Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers confirming THREE players had symptoms. Read Also:Hudson-Odoi breaks silence after testing positive for COVID-19 The full Chelsea statement read: “Chelsea men’s team player Callum Hudson-Odoi had a positive test result for Coronavirus returned this evening. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Chelsea star, Callum Hudson-Odoi, has insisted he is fully recovered after testing positive for coronavirus. Loading… The entire Blues first-team, coaches and support staff have since entered isolation, putting Saturday’s match with Aston Villa in serious doubt. SunSport also revealed how Man City star Benjamin Mendy has been tested after a close family member fell ill at his home. The news came hours after Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta revealed he had also tested positive for the deadly virus. Arsenal’s match with Brighton this weekend has been postponed with the entire squad in isolation and the training ground closed. England international Hudson-Odoi, 19, was sent home from their Cobham training ground on Monday morning after showing minor cold-like symptoms. He has not been back at the complex since but the Blues also announced the main buildings, as well as several others at their base, will be closed. It now appears certain Chelsea’s Premier League clash at Aston Villa, scheduled to kick off at 5.30pm on Saturday, will also be called off. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta also tested positive for coronavirus and the Gunners’ game with Brighton has been called off But speaking on Friday morning via his Twitter page, the winger said he was feeling better and will continue to self-isolate. He stated: “As you may be aware, I had the virus for the last couple of days, which I’ve recovered from. “I followed the health guidelines and self-isolated myself from everybody for the week.last_img read more

Matthew Jeremiah Trombley, age 3 days

first_imgMatthew Jeremiah Trombley was born with a condition called anencephaly on Feb. 17th, 2016, and passed away at his home outside of San Diego, CA, on Feb 20th, after gracing this world for three days, surrounded by his parents, sister, and grandmothers. Survivors include his loving parents, Tim and Katie (Frey) Trombley; his big sister Cora Belle; maternal grandparents, Ed and Marci Frey; paternal grandparents, Rod and Bonnie Trombley; great-grandparents Ralph and Rosemary Frey and Susan Trombley; he is the nephew of John and Annie Frey, Trent and Judy (Frey) Butler, Kerry and Abby Trombley, Michael and Amanda Trombley, and Corey Trombley; and cousin of Jack Frey, Charlotte Frey, and Luke Butler. Rev. Stanley J. Herber will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM on Saturday, February 27, 2016, Holy Guardian Angels Chapel, 405 U.S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove, IN 47016; Matthew will then be laid to rest beside his great aunt, Connie (Frey) Gurski at Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Cedar Grove.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that sympathizers make a donation in Matthew’s name to Old St. Mary’s Pregnancy Center, 123 E. 13th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Trombley family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Thomas back as golf number one after winning in Memphis

first_imgRelatedPosts Woods, Mickelson, Manning, Brady set for showdown Woods to be inducted into 2021 Hall of Fame Golf: 3 Div organises special kitty to honour fallen heroes Justin Thomas clinched his 13th PGA Tour victory on Sunday, winning the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational by a three-stroke margin and claiming the world number one ranking in the process.The 27-year-old American put up a near-flawless, five-under par 65 to win at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. There was then a four-way tie for second place between Americans Daniel Berger, Phil Mickelson and returning champion Brooks Koepka, as well as England’s Tom Lewis.Thomas and Koepka, who were 202 and 201 through 54 holes, respectively, went toe-to-toe in the final round.The four-time major winner Koepka drained a more than 39-foot putt for birdie on 17.But Thomas, who locked in four birdies on the front nine, kept his nerve for the win, his first since the tour returned from a coronavirus hiatus.“It means a lot especially with how I felt like I did it,” Thomas told a reporter after the round. Any hope Koepka had of claiming a last-minute victory evaporated on 18, as he drove his ball into the water for a double bogey.An electrifying performance with five birdies on the front nine helped Lewis (66) to surge up the leaderboard in early play on Sunday, after he carded nine-under par 61 on Saturday.But a pair of bogeys on 13 and 17 had him settling for second.Brendon Todd, the leader heading into Sunday, carded a disastrous five-over par 75, losing his edge and shooting three straight bogeys on 13 through 15.Rickie Fowler started the day in contention for the win but finished the final round with a disappointing three-over par 73. It thwarted his attempt to pick up his first PGA Tour victory since last year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open.Reuters/NAN.Tags: 13th PGA Tour VictoryGolfJustin ThomasWGC FedEx St. Jude InvitationalWorld Number One Rankinglast_img read more

Mourinho relishing United clash

first_img Press Association Mourinho said: “I lost, I won, I drew. I knocked them out of the Champions League, I was knocked out in the Champions League. “I have everything against them. Maybe I won more than lost. Maybe. But playing Man United – I always say the same – gives me pleasure. I like it. “Last year we were playing them, in the Champions League knockout stages and everyone in Madrid was with some tension. “‘At the early stage of the Champions we have to play Man United’. I was happy. I like (it). “I like the stadium, I like the opponent, I like the difficulty of the game. I like it very, very much.” The last-16 tie between United and Real hinged on the controversial dismissal of Nani, but a subplot was Ferguson’s decision not to start with Wayne Rooney, who is now a target for Chelsea. “I wasn’t surprised,” Mourinho said. “They have so many attacking options. They have Rooney, Chicharito (Javier Hernandez), (Robin) van Persie, (Ryan) Giggs, Nani, (Danny) Welbeck, (Antonio) Valencia, Ashley Young. So many. Mourinho burst into the British sporting consciousness with his touchline dash and knee-slide at Old Trafford while defeating United en route to Porto winning the 2004 Champions League before having some compelling battles with Sir Alex Ferguson during his first spell with Chelsea. He also met United with Inter Milan and Real Madrid, who ended Ferguson’s bid for a third European Cup last term, and the Portuguese insists the challenge remains even though David Moyes is now in charge. Jose Mourinho is relishing the challenge of facing Manchester United as he prepares to be re-acquainted with the Red Devils in the Barclays Premier League. “This season they have (Wilfred) Zaha too. So many that you never know who is going to play.” Whether he plays or not, Rooney is sure to be the focus of attention on Monday, given Mourinho’s stated intent to return with a third bid for the striker following the game. United insist Rooney is not for sale. Rooney may be more than a subplot on this occasion, when there is an opportunity to strike an early blow in the title race. Given Chelsea will have played a game more, Mourinho has downplayed the significance of a win for his side, even though it would take them six points clear of United. And in contrast to Spain, where the Barcelona and Real Madrid contests go a long way to deciding the title, Mourinho believes the number of contenders in the Premier League this term mean the impact of the big games is diluted. “We have six teams (in contention),” Mourinho added. “I keep saying that Man United is the champions and has a fantastic team. “Man City has an unbelievable squad and, for me, Tottenham has an amazing squad, too. “After that Liverpool has the history, has the manager, has some players. I don’t think Brendan (Rodgers, the Liverpool boss) has the economical conditions to make a huge improvement in his squad. “And Arsenal is a much better team than you guys (in the media) think and because of the result against Aston Villa maybe people thinks they’re not so good. “Man United or Chelsea (will) lose points, or both. So we are there, all of us.” Following the United clash, Europa League winners Chelsea next play in the UEFA Super Cup, where Mourinho will face Pep Guardiola, once his counterpart at Barcelona and now boss of European champions Bayern Munich. “The team of Jupp Heynckes (the former Bayern boss) was the strongest team in Europe last season, for sure,” Mourinho said. “And this season they are the same team, with three new players, all of them good, with a new manager, also good. “Normally they have to be better this season than they were in the previous season.” last_img read more

Chanderpaul, Chandrika and Hetmyer hit half-centuries … Another five-wicket haul for Cornwall

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – Half-centuries from veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul and openers Rajendra Chandrika and Shimron Hetmyer, gave Guyana Jaguars momentum but yet another five-wicket haul from Rahkeem Cornwall, ensured Leeward Islands Hurricanes shared some of the honours on the opening day of their Regional Four-Day contest here yesterday.Asked to bat first at Warner Park in the second round encounter, two-time reigning champions Guyana Jaguars were dismissed for 293 with Chanderpaul stroking an unbeaten 81 and Chandrika 64, before retiring hurt.Hetmyer scored 53 while wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble added 39 but Jaguars suffered a lower order slump, losing their last five wickets for 26 runs.Off-spinner Rahkeen Cornwall finished with six for 87. Off-spinner Rahkeen Cornwall finished with six for 87.Off-spinner Cornwall, who had a nine-wicket match-haul against Barbados Pride in the last round, took three of the wickets in the slide to finish with six for 87.Jaguars were handed a great start by Chandrika and Hetmyer, who added 84 before being separated.The right-handed Chandrika struck six fours and a six in an innings off 138 deliveries in 3-½ hours at the crease while the left-handed Hetmyer produced a brisk knock, stroking nine fours and a six off just 60 balls.However, Cornwall struck twice, removing Hetmyer to a leg-side catch by wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton then having captain Leon Johnson caught at slip by his opposite number Kieran Powell off the very next delivery.Left-hander Vishaul Singh perished cheaply for seven to leave Jaguars on 103 for three at lunch but Chanderpaul anchored three productive stands to put the visitors in control.First, he put on 44 for the fourth wicket with Chandrika who retired hurt at 147 for three and when Chris Barnwell went cheaply for seven, he added a further 42 for the fifth wicket with Raymon Reifer who made 23.A 66-run, sixth-wicket stand between Chanderpaul and Bramble in the final session seemed to be taking Jaguars into a dominant position.Chanderpaul struck nine fours and a six off 148 balls in nearly four hours while Bramble produced a 44-ball cameo which included three fours and two sixes.Jaguars were sailing at 267 for five but once Bramble was taken at cover by Nkrumah Bonner off seamer Jeremiah Louis, the innings collapsed. GUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsR. Chandrika ret. hurt 64S. Hetmyer c Hamilton b Cornwall 53L. Johnson c Powell b Cornwall 0V. Singh b Walsh 7S. Chanderpaul not out 81C. Barnwell c wkp. Hamilton b Powell 7R. Reifer c Louis b Cornwall 23A. Bramble c Bonner b Louis 39V. Permaul c Powell b Cornwall 5G. Motie c Saunders b Cornwall 1K. Joseph lbw b Cornwall 0Extras: (lb-10, w-2, nb-1) 13Total: (all out, 83.2 overs) 293Fall of wickets: 1-84, 2-84, 3-103, 4-159, 5-201, 6-267, 7-273, 8-279, 9-293.Bowling: Tonge 17-4-49-0, Louis 11-4-23-1, Boatswain 12-1-52-0, Cornwall 29.2-4-87-6, Walsh 12-2-58-1, Powell 2-0-14-1.LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 1st inningsK. Powell not out 0M Hodge not out 4Total: (without loss, 4 overs) 4Bowling: Joseph 1-1-0-0, Motie 1-1-0-0, Permaul 2-1-4-0.Position: Hurricanes trail by 289 runs with all ten wickets intact.last_img read more

Cricket News Shubman Gill makes debut in Hamilton ODI vs New Zealand, MS Dhoni still not fit

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: After India had taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series that had given them their first series win in New Zealand after 10 years, skipper Virat Kohli spoke about the talent pool currently existing in the country. During the post-match presentation, Kohli spoke of one upcoming superstar who had played a major role in helping India win the Under-19 World Cup in 2018. “I saw him bat in the nets and I was like wow I was not even ten percent of that when I was 19. So, that’s the confidence that they carry and it’s great for Indian cricket, the standard keeps going up and the guys coming in can make those impact performances straightaway,” Kohli said.The individual who had impressed Kohli in a big way was Shubman Gill and his quote suggested that the 19-year-old from Punjab could make his debut in the next game in Hamilton. On match day, it was proven true. In the country where he made a big name for himself, Shubman was handed his debut for the Hamilton ODI. Speaking about his inclusion, skipper Rohit Sharma, who will lead the side after Kohli was rested for the remainder of the tour, said, “He has shown a lot of promise (Gill), he has played here and was the Man of the Series in the U-19 World Cup. Highly rated and we wanted to see what he could offer to the team.” highlights On January 30, 2018, Shubman had entered the big league when he blasted a century in the semi-final against Pakistan in the Under-19 World Cup encounter in Christchurch. It was a magnificent tournament where he finished the tournament as the highest run-getter for India, blasting 372 runs in six games at a staggering average of 124. Things got better for the 19-year-old once he came back from his victorious World Cup campaign. In the 2018 Indian Premier League, picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs 1.8 crore, he smashed 57 against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings which made him a major talking point. The domestic season proved to be the making of a new star and Shubman impressed in the Deodhar Trophy, scoring 168 runs in three games at an average of 84, including a knock of 106* against India A in a high-scoring chase.The Punjab youngster was selected in the India A squad for the series against New Zealand and he impressed with a composed 62 in the four-day game at Whangarei and chipped in with some solid knocks in the two List A games at Mount Maunganui. His dream run continued when he was included in the Punjab side for the 2018/19 Ranji Trophy season. In his debut season, the talented right-hander has shown that he belongs to the big stage by smashing 728 runs at an average of 104 with two centuries and five fifties. After starting with two fifties against Andhra Pradesh, he blasted 268 against Tamil Nadu and the best part was that it came while opening the batting. In his next four games, Shubman scored 10 and 148* against Hyderabad and impressed with 69 against Kerala while he rounded off his campaign with a brilliant 91 against Bengal at the Eden Gardens.The other changes in the Indian cricket team were Khaleel Ahmed replacing Mohammed Shami, who had impressed in the first three games. However, the big news was that MS Dhoni was still not fit after he suffered hamstring soreness in the Bay Oval ODI. However, the attention today will be on Shubman as he tries to make an impact in the national team. Shubman Gill blasted 372 runs in six games at a staggering average of 124.India won the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018 held in New Zealand. Shubman blasted 268 in the Ranji Trophy game against Tamil Nadu.last_img read more

London Games: Bolt Accuses Gatlin of Disrespect

first_imgGatlin, considered his main 100m rival, was among those who claimed the Jamaican – who has struggled with a hamstring injury – got preferential treatment he would not receive were he American.“He’s injured, gets a medical pass, that’s what his country does. Our country doesn’t do that,” Gatlin, who has twice served doping bans, was quoted as saying in the American press.At the Olympic Stadium on Friday night, Bolt finished 0.15 seconds ahead of Panama’s Alonso Edward in second, with Britain’s Commonwealth silver medallist Adam Gemili third.The fastest 200m time of the year is 19.74 by United States sprinter LaShawn Merritt, while Bolt’s word record – set in 2009 – is 19.19.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Usain Bolt accused sprint rival Justin Gatlin of “disrespect” after the six-time Olympic champion won the 200m at the Anniversary Games in London. Bolt, 29, clocked 19.89 seconds in his first appearance since pulling out of the Jamaican trials. He was picked for the Olympics after getting a medical exemption, leading to comments from Gatlin and others.“For me I felt it was a joke, I felt it was a disrespect they think I’d back out of a trials,” said Bolt. “I’ve proven myself year on year that I’m the greatest. I laughed when I heard it, I was disappointed, especially in Justin Gatlin.”Bolt won gold in both the 100m and 200m at the London and Beijing Olympics, and will defend both titles in Rio next month.last_img read more