Bahamas athletes get set for cycling, track and field today

As of Thursday, August 4, 2022

#BIRMINGHAM, England — With swimming joining judo, boxing and triathlon as completed disciplines at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Team Bahamas will continue action in track and field and cycling today.

#Kendrick Thompson will start the men’s decathlon, competing in the 100 metres, long jump and shot put in the morning session and the 400m to round out the first day of competition.

#Tynia Gaither and Denisha Cartwright are both listed to be back for the start of the women’s 200m heats, but Gaither is leaving for Poland and Cartwright wasn’t sure if she would compete.

#The highlight for Team Bahamas will come in the men’s long jump final when LaQuan Nairn will be the seventh of 12 jumpers on the runway. He has already predicted that he will win the gold and break the Bahamian national record.

#The two-man team of Felix Neely and Lorin Sawyer will also begin their competition in the individual time trials on the road, starting at 7:01 am EST.

#Neely will be the ninth competitor on the road and Sawyer will go 38th. There are a total of 57 competitors expected to line up to compete.

#Friday’s events

#Kendrick Thompson will complete the final day of competition in the men’s decathlon with the 110m hurdles, discus and pole vault in the morning session and the javelin and 1,500m in the evening session.

#Also, World indoor silver medallist Devynne Charlton will begin her quest for a medal in the women’s 100m hurdles with the heats to advance to the final that will take place on Sunday at 5:25 am EST.

#Kaiwan Culmer will also compete in the men’s long jump in his bid to get into Sunday’s final.

#The top 12 competitors will advance to Sunday’s final at 5:25pm EST.

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