Natoya Goule once again proved she is the Jamaican to beat when she lined up in the final of the women’s 800m, at the Supreme Ventures Jamaica Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday (2 July).
Goule took the lead from the start, always being tracked by the former National Champion, Kenia Sinclair, and the improving, Simoya Campbell.
Goule proved her good form, as she separated herself from the field, as she came off the last curve.
“I am confortable with the win, but not the time, because I know im better than 2 minutes,” former Manchester High student Goule said.
“When I get into a race where I am not the one at the front, I know I will go under two minutes,” she added.
Kenia Sinclair pushed, but could not catch Goule on a night when she was destined to achieve the Olympic qualifying – 2.00.23, the latter’s time for victory.
Kenia Sinclair, who also made like Goule and third place Campbell made the Olympic standard coming into Trials, finished second in 2.01.11.
Campbell, who clocked 2.02.86, and Samantha James, 2:03.77, completed the top four.
“I just came out here today and my main goal was to make this Olympic team,” said Sinclair, who battled the last three weeks with a hamstring injury.