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4 VI athletes advance to finals @ Commonwealth Games

-telecommunications provider Flow to host party @ Captains Mulligan’s Sports Bar
From left: Kyron A. McMaster, 400m hurdle; Trevia Gumbs, discus throwing; Tynelle Gumbs, discus throwing and Chantel E. Malone, long jump will be participating in the finals on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. Photo: Facebook
Patrons taking in the evening session of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Flow Sports at Captain Mulligan’s Sports Bar. Photo: Flow
Patrons taking in the evening session of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Flow Sports at Captain Mulligan’s Sports Bar. Photo: Flow
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands (VI) athletes showcase their talents in their respective events at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia, four of them have now advanced to the finals on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

The athletes who have advanced to the finals in their respective events are Chantel E. Malone, long jump; Kyron A. McMaster, 400m hurdle; and Tynelle and Trevia Gumbs, discus throwing.

Chantel E. Malone advanced in the Long Jump finals following a leap of 6.29 in her first attempt in Group B of the qualifying round. The mark placed her 5th in her group of 9. Chantel will join 11 other contenders.

Meanwhile, Kyron A.  McMaster's winning time of 48.78s in his 400m hurdles heat places him in top position ahead of two Jamaican contenders, Andre Clarke (49.10) competing in the same heat and Jaheel Hyde (49.14) who hurdled in heat 2.

Making her debut at a Commonwealth Games, Tynelle Gumbs put in an impressive performance in the Hammer Throw at Gold Coast 2018. Lobbing the weight a distance of 60.97 to place 7th overall, Tynelle hit her personal and seasonal best, while breaking her own National Record of 59.3.

Breakfast party watch hosted by Flow

Telecommunications provider Flow will be hosting a Breakfast Watch party for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:30 A.M.  at the Captains Mulligan’s Sports Bar to support the four athletes who have advanced in the finals.

According to the BVI Olympics website, “The Watch Party is being held in collaboration with the BVI Olympics Committee serving in the capacity of the Commonwealth Games Association, and the Ministry of Education and Culture, with the games being shown on Flow Sports. Complimentary breakfast will be served to the first 50 persons in attendance.”

Meanwhile, in a 'Breakfast with Flow' radio programme on ZBVI 780 AM today, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Marketing and Communications Manager for Flow, Nadia James-Harris expressed that they are “delighted” to partner with the various institution to host the party in support of the athletes.

She said, “We are delighted to partner with the BVI Olympics Committee, the Ministry of Education and Culture, as well as the management of Captain Mulligan’s, in bringing the community together to support our athletes as they represent the Territory at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games which is an excellent platform and opportunity for exposure of our young people.”

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