[Tribune] Warren Fraser 7th In 100 Final• Shavez Hart Places Seventh In Heat

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW, Scotland — Warren Fraser, writing his own bit of history for the Bahamas, placed seventh in the men’s 100 metres final in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday night.

Fraser, the first man to make it to the games’ final in a sprint event since the late Thomas A Robinson did it in 1966 when he won a silver medal in the 100m in Kingston, Jamaica, was seventh in the race in 10.20 seconds as he provided a ray of hope for the future, along with Grand Bahamian Shavez Hart, a semifinalist in the event.

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[Tribune] Not A Good Day For Our Boxing Team

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW, Scotland — It wasn’t a good day for the Bahamas boxing team at the SECC Hall at the 20th Commonwealth Games.

First, Godfrey Strachan got eliminated in the men’s middleweight division, becoming the second competitor to have his participation come to an end. Then, unexpectedly, Carl Hield went down in the men’s welterweight division, leaving only Keishno Major for a shot at a medal when he fights today against Joseph Goodall of Australia.

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[Tribune] Athletes Advance On Track

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW, Scotland — Day one of the athletic competition at the Hampden Park National Stadium saw three sprinters and a quarter-miler all advance out of the preliminaries of their respective events on Sunday.

Moving on in the men’s 100 metres to the semifinals are national champion Shavez Hart and runner-up Warren Fraser. Just barely missing out in a Bahamian threesome was Adrian Griffith.

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[Tribune] Another National Record for Joanna Evans

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW, Scotland — It was another Bahamas national record for Joanna Evans, but the teenage sensation from Grand Bahama won’t advance out of the preliminaries of the women’s 800 metres freestyle.

In her second event at the 20th Commonwealth Games, Evans clocked 8 minutes, 41.39 seconds for seventh place in her heat yesterday morning at the Tollcross Swimming Centre in another record-breaking performance that placed her 12th overall.

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[Tribune] Sweet Silver

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW, Scotland — Sir Arlington Butler has been around the Olympic movement for so long that he knew sooner or later, the Bahamas would have broken the barrier in swimming and finally gotten that elusive medal in swimming at both the Olympic and or the Commonwealth Games.

The feat came at the latter during the 20th version of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday at the Tollcross Swimming Center where Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace emerged as the silver medallist in the women’s 50m butterfly in a national record time of 25.53 seconds.

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[Tribune] Record-Breaking Arianna Finishes Fourth

By BRENT STUBBS

GLASGOW: There was no better way for Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace to sum up her national record breaking fourth place finish in the Bahamas' first appearance in a final at the Commonwealth Games.

"I fully believe that there is a plan for me in this life and it wasn't my time to win and it wasn't my time to get a medal," said Vanderpool-Wallace after she missed the trip to the podium.

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Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony: Go Team Bahamas

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

GLASGOW, Scotland — It was probably the most colourful opening ceremonies ever witnessed as Scotland welcomed more than 4,500 athletes from 71 countries to the 20th Commonwealth Games.

From the rainbow of colours on display on the rectangular stage on the field to the assortments of colours worn by the volunteers, every performance from the pre-ceremony to the fireworks and confetti that fell at the end of the ceremony, Scotland seems to have out-done itself.

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Brent Stubbs In Glasgow: Let The Games Begin

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

GLASGOW, Scotland — It’s the dream of every athlete to represent their country at one of the major international meets and eventually win a medal. What Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace will be doing today is something that only few athletes get to achieve in their lifetime.

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