Natoya Goule
Natoya Goule

Natoya Goule set a new Jamaican indoor 800-meter record at Thursday’s (17 Feb 2022) Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Liévin, France.

Natoya Goule, who held the previous record of 1:59.13 seconds, ran 1:58.46 to lower the old mark. She was challenged by Ugandan Halimah Nakaayi, who crossed the line in 1:58.58. Kenyan Eglay Nafuna Nalyanya finished third in 2:00.26.

On her way to what is the fastest time in the world this, year, Natoya Goule went through 600 meters in 1:27.64 seconds.
She tweeted after the race: “Another satisfying performance; who could it be but God?”

Devynne Charlton of the Bahamas took third place in the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 8.11 seconds placed her behind Laeticia Bapte of France (8.00) and Reetta Hurske of Finland, who clocked 8.06 seconds. Charlton ran 8.04 in the heat.

World 110-meter hurdles champion Grant Holloway extended his winning streak from 2014, winning the men’s 60-meter hurdles in 7.35 seconds. Earlier, he ran his heat in 7.40 seconds. France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde finished second in a season’s best 7.46 seconds, while world indoor silver medallist Jarret Eaton was third in 7.51.

Akela Jones of Barbados leapt 6.54 meters in the women’s long jump. Venezuelan Olympic triple-jump champion Yulimar Rojas won the event in 6.81 meters.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

4 COMMENTS

    • Malcolm Glasgow, it’s going to be an event to watch. GB Kelly Hodgkinson won in the fastest time by a junior in years. Not an U20 WR because she turns 20 this year. Also the Australian Catriona Bisset set a new Australian indoor record when she beat Natoya in the same event. Comm Games and WC both will be great.

  1. I remember the days wen u kemoy campbell decided to take long distances seriously to the world..sorry tht he didn’t make it becuz of health problems..but congrats Natasha for ur perseverance..asking God to cover u…..

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