History-making Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn

first_imgConsidering herself an unyielding soul, history-making double Olympic silver medallist Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn had no doubts that she would win a parliamentary seat as throughout life – in athletics as well as everyday pursuits – she has never settled for anything but the best.Cuthbert-Flynn earned double Olympic silver medals in the 100m and 200m at the 1992 Barcelona Games in Spain and copped bronze four years later in Atlanta, United States, as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m women’s team.”I didn’t settle for second (1992 Olympics). It is what it is. Anything that I do, anyone who knows me knows that I am going to try to do the best that I can and not going to ever do anything half and half. Never!” she stressed.The 51-year-old on Thursday became Jamaica’s first Olympian to win a seat in Parliament.She emphatically upstaged two-time parliamentarian Paul Buchanan for the St Andrew West Rural constituency.Cuthbert-Flynn, running in her first election, polled 9,742 votes to Buchanan’s 7,517.ALWAYS CONFIDENT”I was always confident of victory because I was putting in the work. I was walking sometimes six, seven days a week, and I was walking for five to six hours a day. I walked off two pairs of sneakers. The bottoms fell off,” she told The Gleaner in an interview.Though many would consider her a celebrity and international star, Cuthbert-Flynn contends that she still joins lines in public places like banks and lives a low-key life.”Representing your country in track and field, it’s little bit different. I think it’s going to be little bit different representing the people of the country in Parliament because when you are running, you’re running for yourself in a lot of ways and the country gets the glory, but I think in this race and in this instance, it is a little bit different. It’s not just for me. It’s not really about me, It’s really about the people. That’s how I look at it,” she pointed out.Cuthbert-Flynn describes her journey in life as an Olympian and politician as an important one, one that has inspired and motivated people, but she adds that she now considers herself a public servant.”I think just seeing the things that I’ve seen on my journey, it gives me that extra push where I must give a hundred per cent and I must do for the people. I must work for the people. There is no half and half … I want to leave a legacy just like I have in track and field,” she remarked.”I have left a legacy in track and field that no one can ever take away from me. They can tell me that I got second, but I am in the history books forever and ever,” she added.last_img read more

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Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJaja Santiago and her National University Lady Bulldogs are safely perched atop the standings of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after an excellent end to their first round.NU ended its first round campaign with a 6-1 record after turning back University of the Philippines 25-23, 25-23, 25-17, the first time in school history that the Lady Bulldogs are atop the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Despite this status, Santiago stayed humble and said the second round will be a level playing field for all the teams.“Everyone will be back to zero,” said Santiago in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “Of course we’re expecting that all teams would like to get back at us, and everyone will be stronger.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“And of course we’ll be working harder in the second round.”Santiago, who finished with 17 points against the Lady Maroons, said NU won’t rest on the laurels of their earlier success in the first half of the tournament. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Wilder survives pummeling to stop Ortiz in 10thcenter_img “Maybe there’s pressure but for me I see my team on an upward momentum,” said Santiago. “We have improved drastically… towards the second round, I don’t see my team going down, in fact I see my team going up.” Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Read Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

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Pacquiao: There will be a rematch

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Owing to the tremendous success of “Battle in Brisbane,” which reportedly enriched the city coffers by $25 million aside from gaining worldwide attention, Brisbane officials have endorsed Pacquiao-Horn II.Informed of the development, Pacquiao said he won’t mind returning to Suncorp Stadium to seek revenge on Horn.“Even in Brisbane, no problem,” said Pacquiao, who’s out for revenge. “There will be talks.”One of the chief concerns is when will the bout be staged.The original timetable is for Pacquiao to fight in November, but it still hinges on Pacquiao’s work as a senator and how swift negotiations between the Pacquiao camp and Horn’s handlers will be done.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Tiger Woods says he has completed intensive program Side issues include the fighters’ purses and the event’s coverage.In the first fight, Pacquiao reportedly got $10 M and Horn $500,000. ESPN aired “Battle of Brisbane” on free television and posted viewership record.Back at home with his children, Pacquiao said he would rest for a while the Senate is on break. “I’ll relax first.”But once the rematch deal is signed, Pacquiao will get to work and put his aging body in the best shape possible.With his legacy secured, 11-time world champion in an unprecedented eight divisions, Pacquiao said it would be easy for him to walk away.Closing his career, with a loss however, is unacceptable for Pacquiao. If he retires, it should be on a winning note.RELATED VIDEOHorn’s coach on possible Pacquiao rematch: Bring it on2.6K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines waves at his supporters after he lost against Jeff Horn of Australia, not shown, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sun. 2 July, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)GEN. SANTOS City–Rematch over retirement.Manny Pacquiao guaranteed a return bout with Jeff Horn Monday night, shelving calls to end a sterling ring career outright.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ “There’s a rematch,” Pacquiao said after having late dinner at his mansion here.Beaten by Horn in their showdown for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown Sunday in Brisbane,Pacquiao wants to exact revenge on the Australian, who roughed him up to earn a disputable unanimousdecision.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHorn said during the post-fight conference Sunday that he is willing to give Pacquiao a chance to regain the 147-pound crown anywhere, including the Philippines.On Monday, however, when Horn was being feted in his hometown, he announced that if ever there will be a rematch, it should be held again n Brisbane. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection View commentslast_img read more

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