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Maring went to the world.Thompson competes in the Commonwealth

The two most prominent decathlons in the Bahamas will eventually be competing in international competitions this summer.

Qualifying for the World Athletics (WA) Outdoor Championships later this summer, despite not finishing the decathlon at the 2022 Bahama Athletics Association (BAAA) National Youth, Junior and Senior Athletics Championships on the weekend. The standard could not be met. Both Kendrick Lamar and Kendrick Thompson are heading to the international competition.

Marings will compete in the aforementioned World Championships as a result of winning the overall title of the Decathlon Men’s Championship at the Combined Event Area Championships of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) in May. Six World Athletics Area Champions, current Diamond League winners, and Defending World Champions are allowed to automatically bid for the World Championships.

Marings received the news over the weekend.

“I feel this is a big step in my athletics journey,” Marings said. “This will be the biggest stage of my athletics career and it will be really competitive. I am honored and at the same time nervous. I trust my coach and there I feel like I have to get out and do it. I have nothing to lose, but I have to get out there and line everything up in a row. I don’t want to go there and it’s more than my standard Poor performance. I want to be able to do something special. “

Marings scored 7,537 points at the NACAC Combined Area Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and eight of ten events in a two-day tournament. His total personal best points are 7,734 points at the 2021 BAAA National Championship.

Currently, Marings will be the first Bahamian to compete in multi-events at world competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympics.

The World Championships will be held from July 15th to 24th at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA. As for Thompson, he will be part of a team of 28 members representing Bahama at the 22nd Commonwealth Games (commonly known as Birmingham 2022) in Birmingham, England, from July 28th to August 8th. increase.

Thompson will also make history and become the first Bahamian to compete in the Commonwealth Games at multi-events.

Kendrick Thompson.

The public last weekend both withdrew due to precautionary measures, but both are expected to recover in time for their respective international conventions.

Duos have been coming and going to set national records over the last three years, and each one enjoys it over and over again. Mullings scored 7,427 points at the University of Miami (UM) Hurricane Alumni Invitational in Coral Gables, Florida, and was the first to win the 30-year national mark in April 2019. Since then, the national record has been broken four times. One is Marings and three times is Thompson.

At the end of last month, Thompson scored 7,788 points in a combined qualifying event at the Jacksonville Athletic Club (JAC) at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. The World Championship qualifying was 8,350 points and the deadline was midnight on Monday.

Both Mullings and Thompson are coached by Ednal Rolle, Head Athletic Coach at the University of the Bahamas.

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