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McMaster out of World Championships

- touched the line after landing after the first hurdle
Kyron A. McMaster is out of the IAAF World Championship due to touching the line after landing after the first hurdle during his heat. Photo: Provided
Ashley N. Kelly will be running the 400m semi finals tomorrow Monday August 7, 2017. Photo: Provided
Ashley N. Kelly will be running the 400m semi finals tomorrow Monday August 7, 2017. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Running in the 400m Hurdles on Sunday August 6, 2017 at the IAAF World Championships, Kyron A. McMaster suffered a disqualification and is out of the competition.

McMaster was adjudged to have touched the line after landing after the first hurdle. His leg went round rather than over the hurdle and forced him to step on the line.

President of the British Virgin Islands Athletics Association (BVIAA), Steve Augustine was full of praise for the youngster, “Unfortunately, Kyron had a misfortune in his race. However, this is not the end, he still Ranks number one in the World and has done us extremely proud, throughout the year. I have always believed it doesn’t matter how many times you are broken down, but how many times you get up and Kyron’s better days are still ahead of him and I know he will continue to do great things.”

Ashley N. Kelly qualified for 400m semi finals

Meanwhile, Ashley N. Kelly qualified for the 400m semi finals which will take place on Monday August 7, 2017 with a third place finish and a time of 52.70 seconds in her heat.

She finished behind Alyson Felix and Irini Vasiliou and overall was the 37th fastest going into the semi finals.

Augustine concluded, “With Ashley a semi final contender and Chantel E. Malone yet to compete, the BVI future is bright.”

Kelly will run her semi final on Monday August 7, 2017 at 3.55 P.M. local time and Malone begins her quest for a Long Jump Medal on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at 2.20 P.M.

21 Responses to “McMaster out of World Championships”

  • Fam (06/08/2017, 10:18) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Oh lord bitter sweet
  • Citizen (06/08/2017, 10:48) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank sir. Brush your self off and move up.
  • jinx (06/08/2017, 11:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no next time you'll be better young man just ignore bad publicity from this and attention grabbing around you.
  • Cous (06/08/2017, 11:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lahd watch this I tell you not focus. This got be fakenews.
  • SMH (06/08/2017, 13:24) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no, anyways your best days are ahead. The B.V. I is proud of you.
  • LOL (06/08/2017, 13:36) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
    BOLT GET HIS ARSE CUT BY GATLIN
  • Mc? (06/08/2017, 14:16) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Kyron's disqualification was unfortunate. He is clearly an elite athlete and has the fastest time in the world so far this year in 400m Hurdles. But for him stumbling in the Diamond league, he would have beaten some of the world's best.
    With health and strength this young man will do great things! We, the BVI public at home and aborad should do all we can to support him and our other great athletes who are doing great on the world stage.
    • LOL (06/08/2017, 14:32) Like (6) Dislike (32) Reply
      fame gone to him head
      • Sassy (06/08/2017, 14:59) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
        It was 20 degrees, could you imagine how cold he felt? You just jealous!
        • Ms. Diva (06/08/2017, 17:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
          @Sassy, don't waste your time explaining anything to these people who knows the sky is blue but, will argue that the sky is purple.
        • Thor (06/08/2017, 19:34) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
          20 Celsius you mean; that is 68 Fahrenheit- a lil nippy but not freezing cold. Great effort nonetheless learn from this and excel. Good show!
        • ??? (06/08/2017, 23:25) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
          20 degrees in August? Come on now. Don't be silly.
      • Snow cone (06/08/2017, 17:23) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        @LOL, and common sense went to your feet when it was going around. Most of the time, I am so embrassed to be from this place based on some people comments. Is it Ignorence or not knowing any better?
      • Just Saying Hi (06/08/2017, 17:42) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
        Hi jelly belly....try some yoga lose some of that hate
  • ann (06/08/2017, 14:48) Like (10) Dislike (17) Reply
    Poor coaching
    • haul (06/08/2017, 19:48) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
      bolt Is his coach I guess he poor too...... oh well
    • @Ann (06/08/2017, 21:38) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      SMH. Do you mean the same "poor coaching" that got him to the stage where he qualified to compete in London in the first place?
  • weed (06/08/2017, 22:35) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Be patient Mcmaster, work to taking back the mistakes of this weekend
  • Just saying (07/08/2017, 00:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Boy lets go
  • cay (08/08/2017, 21:45) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Just keep focused.
  • egg face (10/08/2017, 21:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    a new low.


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