first_img Thompson ran 7.02 seconds in an outdoor 60m and was powerful in anchoring the MVP Track Club to a comfortable win in the 4x100m at Saturday’s Milo Western Relays in Montego Bay. “I am feeling good. Training is going well so far, and that is the main focus – to put in the training and go out there and perform as best as I can,” said Thompson before going into her outlook and approach to the rest of what will be another important season. “It’s a long season and things are going well for the World Championships, and my main focus is to stay focused and injury-free, and when the championships comes up and the national trials, I will take it from there,” said Thompson. “I think I have improved, but there is more room for improvements,” Thompson said. “As a double Olympic gold medallist, I would say I have a slight advantage but everybody is training. Everybody wants to win and you have to work hard.” FLOW’s head of marketing and products, Carlo Redwood, was clearly elated with the Thompson partnership. “We are very excited about this, we have been working on this for a little while now, wanted to get a brand ambassador that was new, fresh, was a high achiever who made all of us proud and she is a very special talent but not just that, also the individual – she is very real, very down to earth and we love that about her,” Redwood said before noting that in addition to commercial and marketing elements, the partnership will also extend to charity and outreach efforts. RECENT SPRINTS Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson says that she is approaching the new season with greater confidence and is not shying away from the favourite title heading into the IAAF World Championships. “I think I have more confidence going towards the World Championships. As a double Olympic gold medallist, I would say I have a slight advantage, but everybody is training and everybody wants to win, and you have to work hard,” said Thompson. Jamaica’s sprint darling. It’s a new position for Thompson, who will now walk on to every track with a target on her back these days. It isn’t the only thing that is new for the 24-year-old, who, yesterday, was revealed as the new brand ambassador for multi-platform communications company FLOW. “It is a wonderful feeling and I am happy to be on the FLOW team and to be their brand ambassador,” Thompson said yesterday during a press point at FLOW’s store on Half-Way Tree Road. “I cannot believe the progress that I have made. This means a lot to me, and I will continue to work hard to do my part to be on top as well.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia winger Samuel Onyango during a training session at teh club’s base in Camp Toyoyo on February 8, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9- Having directly been involved in 12 of Ulinzi Stars’ 37 goals last season, finishing off as the club’s second best scorer, Samuel Onyango hopes he can replicate and even better those digits as he starts life at his new club Gor Mahia.The Former Sony Sugar man was in decent form, recording six goals and six assists in the league despite the fact that Ulinzi finished at a low seventh. “Every player’s ambition is to better your previous performance and having come to a team such as Gor Mahia’s calibre, that has to be the target. It is good joining Gor because it is a different challenge and another step in my career,” Onyango told Capital Sport.The winger who broke into the national team thanks to his form at Ulinzi made his competitive debut at Gor coming off the bench in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Nakumatt in the league opener, having watched their KPL Super Cup win from the bench.Onyango admits it wasn’t a walk in the park gelling into the team but his performance from the Nakumatt game and in training gives him hope that he is on the right track.Gor Mahia’s Wellington Ochieng, Ernest Wendo and Godfrey Walusimbi during a training session at the club’s base in Camp Toyoyo on February 8, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“It has been tough because I was almost two weeks late joining them in pre-season but I have worked hard to get to the same level. Physically I feel I am okay but I still have to learn because the coach is different, tactics and the philosophy is different and I am glad I am getting used to it,” he further opined.Onyango who scored three goals for Ulinzi Stars in their CAF Confederations Cup first round exit last year hopes he can have a similar goal scoring impact for Gor as they kick off their Champions League campaign with a preliminary round tie against Leones Vegeteranios of Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.“Playing continental football is not just like any other game; it is a huge platform and the most important thing is about self belief. If we can believe in our abilities and put in the hard work, I believe we can achieve anything,” Onyango noted.Meanwhile, skipper Harun Shakava has urged the club’s management to ensure the players’ motivation is high in terms of match winning bonuses despite the fact that the club’s sponsors withdrew at the start of the year.“When the motivation of the players is high, then they get to give their best on the pitch. I want to ask our management to look into that matter because as players we want to make history,” Shakava noted.He added that the team’s primary ambition is to make it into the group stages of continental football despite the fact that they have a tough path. If they fail to make it in the Champions League, they will have a second chance when they are drawn in the Confederations Cup play-off.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more