Caribbean Sports Roundup

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Yaimé Perez of Cuba. (Photo by Marco Mantovani/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 19, 2018: Here are the top stories making Caribbean sports news for the week ending, July 19, 2019:

This Caribbean Athlete Just Had A World Leading Discus Throw

A Caribbean born athlete this week made history by become the world’s leading discus thrower.

Cuba’s Yaimé Perez threw a world-leading 69.39m in the discus throw to highlight the Pro Athlé tour meeting in Sotteville les Rouen, France, on Tuesday, July 16th.

Perez was the gold medalist at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, then won her first senior title at the regional 2011 ALBA Games. Her 2014 season was highlighted by a silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games and a fifth-place finish at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup. Pérez won her first IAAF Diamond League meeting in 2015, beating world and Olympic champion Sandra Perković through a personal best throw of 67.13 m.

This Haitian Roots NFL Star’s Net Worth Will Wow You

A Haitian roots NFL star who plays for the Red Skins has an estimated net worth of $22 million.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who was born in Florida to Haitian parents and is now American football cornerback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers-Cromartie was born with a non-functioning kidney that was removed when he was 8 years old.

However, this setback did not stop him from playing football as he attended Lakewood Ranch High School and then college. Rodgers-Cromartie was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Rodgers-Cromartie came out of retirement to sign with the Washington Redskins on March 15, 2019.

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The ‘Pocket Rocket’ Wins In Padua

Jamaican-born double Olympic and three-time world 100-m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, known as the ‘Pocket Rocket,’ easily won the 100m for the third time in her career in Padua, Italy at the 33rd edition of the Padua EA Classic meeting.

Fraser-Pryce clocked11.00, narrowly missing the 10.98 meeting record she set in 2015. “I feel honored to win in Padua for the third time,” she said after. “I train in Italy during the summer and I really enjoy coming here.”

The West Indies Is Now 9th On The ODI, T20 Ranks

The West Indies cricket team is now ranked at 9th globally when it comes to One Day international (ODI) and T20 ranks. That’s according to the latest ICC Rankings. The news comes as the Windies gear up to face India again on the heels of their World Cup loss in T20 matches this August. The first two T20’s will be played in Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 3rd and 4th while the third is set for Guyana.

The two teams will play three ODI’s on August 8th in Guyana and on the 11th and 14th in Trinidad and Tobago.

Bolt Scooters For D.C.

Get ready to ‘Bolt’ in D.C. The scooter company co-founded by Jamaican Olympian Usain has gotten permission from the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) permitted to operate 600 electric scooters across the city.

The mid-year permit to Bolt Mobility will allow them to operate dockless scooters until December 31, 2019. They can then increase their fleet by up to 25 percent each quarter.

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