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Jamaica Sports News: March 21st – March 27th, 2015

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WILLIAMS WINS KINGSTON-TO-MANDEVILLE BIKE RACE—03/23/15
Oshane Williams was the chief winner in the 60-mile-long road race sponsored by the Jamaica Cycling Federation. The race runs from Kingston to Mandeville, and Williams won with a time of two hours and 45 minutes in Category One.

FRASER-PRYCE TELLS CHAMPS ATHLETES TO “HAVE FUN”—03/24/15
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce encouraged the athletes participating in the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships at National Stadium to “be competitive and have fun.” The Olympic and World Championships winner is the brand ambassador for Grace Kennedy, and she reminded the participating athletes to do their best at Champs and that their efforts there offer potential for additional opportunities in life. She noted Champs is a good stepping-stone for college and professional athletics.

BOLT TO RACE IN NEW YORK IN JUNE 2015—03/25/15
Usain Bolt, Jamaica’s Olympic champion sprinter and world record holder, will make his first United States appearance since 2010 when he participates in the Adidas Grand Prix Diamond League meet in New York City in June 2015. Bolt set his first world record in the 100-meters at the meet in 2008. He also made an appearance at the 2010 Penn Relays in the U.S. as anchor on the Jamaica 4×100-meter team.

SIMMONS NAMED HEAD COACH BY WICB—03/26/15
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has called upon Phil Simmons, former West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago player, to be head coach. Simmons, 51, played 26 Test matches and 143 One-Day international competitions between 1987 and 1998. He said he was “honored” to be given the chance to be head coach and looks forward seeing the team improve.

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