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Ukrainian-born gave Jamaica first Karate medal

 
Slipfeeler 2022-09-10 01:03:57 

Ukraine-born Valentyna Zolotarova has captured Jamaica’s first ever women’s medal at a Commonwealth Karate Championships. Zolotarova claimed a bronze medal in the women’s under-55kg weight category at the championships held in Birmingham, England, September 7 and 8.

Read more:https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/sports/20220909/ja-earns-first-ever-womens-medal-cwealth-karate-champs #GLNRSports

 
BeatDball 2022-09-10 02:19:48 

In reply to Slipfeeler 3 cheers for the likkle gyal.

cool

 
nitro 2022-09-10 09:26:51 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Bless Up.

 
Slipfeeler 2022-09-10 11:43:16 

Jamaican motto: Out of many one people

 
nitro 2022-09-10 13:14:03 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Tell that to the folks in charge of football.

 
Castled 2022-09-10 13:36:01 

In reply to Slipfeeler

Zelensky knows this?

 
michaelmax 2022-09-10 17:00:42 

In reply to nitro Dude u realize MOST of the British born ballas show up ONLY when is WC time and are SURE England won't come calling. I REPEAT Hall, Burton, Simpson, Earle came of their OWN volition. We should NOT accept ANYONE who sees Jamaica as backup. If interested go look about your papers and COMMITT BEFORE WC qualifying time. If you CANNOT DO THAT STAY THE HELL AWAY. It's not as if their presence has qualified us for a World Cup. Committed ballas ONLY whether they were born here or not.

 
Brerzerk 2022-09-10 17:29:15 

In reply to Castled

lol lol lol lol

 
Slipfeeler 2022-09-10 18:58:15 

In reply to michaelmax

USA basically does the same thing, with rapid citizenship ceremonies before WC for any potential footballers whom they deemed could help their football aka soccer squad, I remember one French African guy was drafted so quickly it made a mockery of the hundreds waiting in line for US citizenship.
big grin big grin

 
nitro 2022-09-10 22:53:52 

In reply to michaelmax

Dude u realize MOST of the British born ballas show up ONLY when is WC time and are SURE England won't come calling.


Of the 35 member squad called up for the last world cup 15 were UK born. From the list below you would have seen that only 4 players did not play for Jamaica before the WCQ. These were Antonio and Roofe who had long, hectic seasons due to the covid19 outbreak. Countries were asked to rest their top players in the off season. That is why the USA team at the Gold Cup was basically their B team. Players cannot turn up without being called hence the other players Grant and Stewart came that late and even then Stewart was out injured at the start. Most of the players were playing friendlies and the Gold Cup AFTER JFF called them.

Jamaica squad

Andre Blake
Dillion Barnes – July 2021
Dennis Taylor
Ethan Pinnock – March 2021
Damion Lowe
Adrian Mariappa May 2012
Liam Moore – March 2021
Alvas Powell
Wesley Harding – June 2021
Kemar Lawrence
Amari'i Bell – March 2021
Ravel Morrison – November 2020
Daniel Johnson – November 2020
Devon Williams
Kevin Stewart – January 2022
Bobby Reid – September 2019
Junior Flemmings
Leon Bailey
Jamal Lowe – March 2021
Michail Antonio – September 2021
Kemar Roofe – September 2021
Cory Burke
Shamar Nicholson
Oniel Fisher
Blair Turgott – June 2021
Norman Campbell
Ricardo Morris
Anthony Grant – September 2021
Tyreek Magee
Lamar Walker
Peter Lee Vassell
Javon East
Romario Williams
Javain Brown
Richard King

 
nitro 2022-09-10 23:07:48 

In reply to michaelmax

I REPEAT Hall, Burton, Simpson, Earle came of their OWN volition.
Sure, after Simoes and team went scouting in the UK after they realize they needed more professionals on the team. Were any of them likely to be called by England?

Raheem Sterling chose England, he was born here. If we were to go by your rule Leon Bailey, who hesitated to commit to the JFF, would not be welcome in this team. I cannot blame players wo hesitate to commit when they can play for a country that is organized and treat their players well.
You expect people to commit to this JFF that is so poorly managed? Jamaica has a big problem with poor leadership, starting with the government. Let me ask you the thousands of teachers, nurses and police officers leaving Jamaica to work overseas are showing lack of commitment to Jamaica? They are far, far more important than a football player!

Fix the leadership at all levels in the country before people can take us seriously.

 
nitro 2022-09-10 23:47:14 

In reply to michaelmax

English league one top striker for years, Jonson Clarke-Harris, tried for 6 years to get a callup. Paul Hall finally gave him a try out in May 2022. Manchester United youngster, Di’shon Bernard, Tyrick Mitchell, who plays left-back for Crystal Palace, Rico Henry, Brentford’s left-back, and Omar Richard, Bayern Munich’s wing back, all declared that they wanted to play for Jamaica. Not a call. Mitchell has since been called by England and Henry is expected to be included in their squad this month.

 
nitro 2022-09-11 00:00:20 

In reply to michaelmax

Our top LOCAL born striker, Shamar Nicholson, turned down the JFF call for three critical games vs Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica. Should he

STAY THE HELL AWAY
or this commitment thing only applies to UK born players?

 
michaelmax 2022-09-11 00:55:40 

In reply to nitro
Yes. Again we know the JFF and its issues
However my point remains. Most have no interest in Yard and yes local born English born if u not committed. Good-bye.

 
JahJah 2022-09-11 11:02:43 

In reply to michaelmax

Goodbye Shamar? State it explicitly, please.

 
Slipfeeler 2022-09-11 14:26:40 

Players have a right to weight their options and choose which pathway is best for their respective careers or potential earnings.