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TAJ News Talk: 11th August 2017

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.




A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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