HAMILTON, Bermuda – The 2nd staging of the Bermuda Invitational is on Saturday, July 1 here at the National Sports Centre.

Wallace Spearmon, Oshane Bailey, Lalonde Gordon and Samantha Henry-Robinson, all winners of global medals, will be on show.

Henry-Robinson of Jamaica, Kierre Beckles of Barbados take on five Americans, chief among them Alexis Love, in the women’s 100m dash.

The men’s 100m will have Jamaicans Oshane Bailey and Ryan Shields, along with Bermudians Kyle Webb and Harold Houston as well as Ramon Gittens of Barbados.

Jamaica’s World Junior champion Tiffany James and Sada Williams of Barbados are the only Caribbean women in the half lap event, which also features Americans Alexandra Anderson and Dominique Booker.

Sada Williams of Barbados wants good time #BermudaInvitational

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James is also listed for the women’s 400m, alongside Sparkle McKnight of Trinidad and Tobago.

@tiffany_james400 to run 200/400m double #BermudaInvitational

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The men’s 200m will feature Wallace Spearmon, who along with his three individual World Championships medals, helped USA to the 4x100m title in Osaka. He will face Jamaicans Oshane Bailey, Ryan Shields and Jamari Rose. Also in the field will be Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Olympic 400m bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon.

@princespearmon says #BermudaInvitational could be last of him

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Rose, fellow Jamaican Jermaine Gayle, along with Guyanese Winston George are down for the men’s 400m. This event will also have American Calvin Smith.

Deuce Carter of Jamaica, Ronald Forbes of Cayman Islands, Devon Hill of Guyana are listed for the men’s 110m hurdles.

Ronald Forbes back in Bermuda since 2004 #BermudaInvitational

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@spello110m eyes 13.1 #BermudaInvitational

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Women’s 100m hurdlers, Jamaicans Monique Morgan and Nickiesha Wilson, along with Barbadian Kierre Beckles face off with Americans Bridgette Owen-Mitchell and Kaila Barber.

Jamaican Saniel Atkinson-Grier and Bermudian Sakari Famous take on Americans Tynita Butts and Elizabeth Evans in the women’s high jump.

Jamaal James of Trinidad and Tobago carries the Caribbean flag in the men’s 800m while homegirl Jessica Lewis is down for the women’s two lap event.

Bermudian duo of Tyrone Smith and Bruce De Grilla are in the men’s long jump.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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