Small Margins for victory
Parents and kids, enjoy your last couple weeks…the madness resumes in September!
First of all, congratulations must go out to Jereem Richards for his bronze run at the IAAF World Championships in London.
The young man from Point Fortin did this country proud in the 200m race.
In his final 80m, Richards looked like he had all the winds of the world behind him.
And he pushed so hard.
Eventually, when the times were shown, Richards had the same time as Olympic medallist, Wayde van Niekerk who took silver.
But Richards lost by 1/1000 of a second.
What a margin!
You can say it doesn’t matter what you lose by, you lose, you lose.
Or we can look at this another way.
So many of our great sportsmen and women come from country areas, where they are allowed to play, roam and develop their games.
Grassroots they call it.
A nice term for running a small clinic for a couple days.
But it is at the grassroots level that we must grow to greatness.
Could Lara have been a start if he grew up in the narrow streets of Laventille?
Could Keshorn pelt javelin down the Main Road in St. James?
The answer is probably…at least in Lara’s case!
But we must look to develop everyone and everything we know.
So greatness will reign supreme.
Instead of base mediocrity.