Missigher outruns Thomas for King Medas 5K Title

first_imgGUYANA’S Winston Missigher continues to make strides as Guyana’s top distance man, prevailing over Cleveland Thomas and Devaun Barrington, respectively, to claim the men’s category of the 7th Annual King-Medas/Pansy/Adonis 5K Classic, where Collia Rowe championed the women’s category, when the event concluded last Sunday at the Buxton Community Centre ground.Larry Josiah outclassed Orin Josiah to take the Men’s masters category, while the ever-fit Alicia Fortune won the Women’s masters category.South American Junior Championships bronze medallist, Anfernee Headecker picked up the win in the Boys’ 17-20 category after getting past Matthew McKenzie. Also in this category was Nationals 10km road race champion Ricky Williams who finished third.The Girls’ 17-20 win went to Leyanna Charles, who finished in front of Delicia Tinnis. Leoni Adams finished in third place.There was also a 5km Teachers’ race, which Jonathan Fagundes won.Times were not available for these events.Sunday’s 5km races marked the climax of four days of activities in the Classic which began last Thursday. Over 300 athletes participated in the various categories of the Classic.Following their achievements the respective winners received their prizes. Laptops and desktops were part of the over $3M in prizes distributed.Present at Sunday’s presentation ceremony was Director of Sport Christopher Jones, who said he hopes to see the life of the event continue, and come back even bigger and better next year. Plans are afoot to have the event shifted to August as of next year, to encourage more participation from the schools.Organiser of the event Andy King-Medas extended heartfelt thanks to all the participants for their support and urged the athletes to remain steadfast in their training and to find the right balance with their academics, since next year he will attempt to fund scholarships to the University of Guyana.King-Medas was also extremely appreciative of Banks DIH under their Rainforest Waters and Powerade brands.last_img read more

CONFIRMED: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave Manchester United after being released

first_img The 35-year-old is currently out of action with a cruciate ligament injury 1 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been released by Manchester United, the Premier League have announced.Ibrahimovic was named on the official list of players let go by England’s top-flight clubs after United chose – to date – not to renew the Swede’s 12-month contract, which expires on June 30, or take up the option to extend it by a year.The striker scored 28 goals for United following his move last summer but his future was thrown into doubt by a season-ending knee injury in April.John Terry has also been confirmed as a free agent after leaving Chelsea while Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna and Willy Caballero are all among those released by Manchester City.Ibrahimovic, however, is the the stand-out name given the 35-year-old was one of the stars of the 2016-17 season, which was his first in England after a decorated career on the continent.He scored twice at Wembley as United beat Southampton 3-2 to win the EFL Cup in February and notched a hat-trick against St Etienne in the last 32 of the Europa League, before Jose Mourinho’s men went on to clinch another major trophy.But Ibrahimovic is not expected to return from injury until early 2018, by which time he will be 36 and have spent half a season as an expensive absentee.Terry’s departure from Chelsea is no surprise after the 36-year-old bid an elaborate farewell at Stamford Bridge last month while City’s ageing quintet have also been sacrificed as Pep Guardiola continues to overhaul his squad this summer.Elsewhere, Yaya Sanogo has been released by Arsenal while Arouna Kone at Everton and Fraizer Campbell at Crystal Palace have also not been offered new deals.Sunderland’s relegation from the Premier League looks to have prompted a shake-up of their first team squad with Victor Anichebe, Sebastian Larsson, Joleon Lescott, John O’Shea and Steven Pienaar all deemed surplus to requirements.last_img read more