Bailey crashes out of 100 meter

Antigua & Barbuda’s Daniel 'Bakka' Bailey ran a personal best in the men's 200 meters finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. (OBSERVER media)

Antigua & Barbuda’s Daniel 'Bakka' Bailey ran a personal best in the men's 200 meters finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday. (OBSERVER media)

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Antigua & Barbuda’s Daniel “Bakka” Bailey finished a disappointing fifth in heat three of the men’s 100 meters semifinals as he failed in his bid to qualify for the finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday.

Bailey clocked 10.22 seconds in the high profile semifinal heat which saw Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole cruising to victory in a time of 10 seconds flat.

Antoine Adams of St Kitts & Nevis was the other athlete to qualify from heat three, running a time of 10.18. Trinidad & Tobago’s Richard Thompson barely missed qualifying with 10.19 while Akani Simbine of South Africa clocked 10.21 to finish just ahead of Bailey.

England’s Adam Gemili (10.01) and Jamaica’s Jason Livermore (10.11) advanced from the second semifinal while Bahamas’ Warren Fraser (10.21) and Jamaica’s Nickel Ashmeade (10.21) both qualified from heat one.

Antigua & Barbuda will now turn its attention to the 4X100 meters relay, and according to coach, Everton “Mano” Cornelius, the team is yet to be finalised.

“On that day we will make up our minds what the relay team will be, and if they are running twice, we have five athletes so we can enter five names and we can switch it up as we see fit, as we go along so we still have a lot of time to do that (finalise the team),” he said.

Cornelius went on to add that the country’s success in the relays will depend on a number of factors.

“Everything in track & field depends on the given day so it’s not about what you ran yesterday but about what’s going to happen when you get to the start-line. The first thing we will have to do is complete the relay as far as I am concerned because sometimes the best don’t even complete the relay, but I think we stand a pretty good chance, all goes well, that we can advance and even get into the final,” the coach said.

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8 thoughts on “Bailey crashes out of 100 meter

  1. Ex-Pat Green Bay July 29, 2014 at 11:51 - Reply

    Re: Sigh and Shame,

    Oh please if he did come and run for GB they wouldn’t even put him in the team. For an athlete of his class he is running well below his potential. If he was working so hard in JA he wouldn’t be running 10.2 – 10.4. Look at the Kittian athlete. He performed at his peak and he is much less talented. Don’t forget that not so long ago Bailey was beating “The Beast” Blake.

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  2. Why weren’t our medal holders in swimming sent to represent us? Didn’t Noah Mascoll-Gomes & Samantha Roberts just return with Silver & Bronze medals from Barbados? Has Rachel Wall won any medals recently?

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  3. The NOC needs to get serious with Bakka and all of our athletes. Since 2009 Bakka ran 9.91 and have not run a sub 10 race since. He is not running any good time for a professional athlete. Since in the 80’s we are sending athletes to these games for representation, it’s 2014 now and we need to send athletes who we know CAN/WILL win. I need somebody to tell me when last Bakka run even 10.00. All these 10.2s, 10.3s and 10.4s are junior athletes time. Anybody who wants to challenge me can go and check the winning time at world juniors this year. A standard need to be set before we send athletes to these games. The NOC needs to set a qualifying time of !0.09 (senior men) in order to compete at theses games.

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    • Why u don’t check the times that made it to the finals? Its people of your kind who cry down athletes and want to see them fail. He’s down in Jamaica living and training for free right (yall don’t even have a clue) other ambassadors getting thousands of dollars doing nothing, what is he getting?…. You don’t even have a clue, but now you running your mouth! He ran faster than who made it to the finals, its the competition in the different heats and its just unfortunate. Is best he had go and run for Great britain when he had the chance because its antiguans like u puttying pressure athletes….

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      • The Government is paying thousands of dollars for him to train in Jamaica. Bakka has not ran any decent time since 2009. I love my country and want to see our athletes do well that is why I’m asking that the NOC makes it mandatory that he and other runs 10.09 before leaving here for any games. there needs to be some sort of standard man. Bakka “the 4th fastest man in the world” in 2009. 2011 the three guys that beat hhim were not in the race and he still did not even medal. when you guys talking about track and field talk it like it is. Blake and Bakka were running the same time in 2009 Bakka was even faster because his fastest time for the year was 9.91 and Blake was 9.93. Blake has since gotten faster with a PB of 9.79 in the 100m and 19.27 I think in the 200m. From all account Bakka has only gotten slower and he is training with the same Blake and Bolt guys who are on top of track and field now. What is the problem with him? Why he is only getting slower? Is Glen Mills giving Blot and Blake something different? You really have the audacity to talk about check time? An athlete of Bakka’s caliber should not be pushing so hard to run 10.22 Bakka should be leading the race comfortably and should have won the finals even more comfortably. Come on we are talking about Commonwealth Games. The real big name athletes don’t even go to these games. #timetoraisethestarndardandraiseitbodly

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    • Fedup need to check FACTS before writing. “Since 2009 Bakka ran 9.91 and have not run a sub 10 race since”. Please in the future simply go to this website, http://www.iaaf.org and get your FACTS.

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  4. Speed…

    From ever since time memorial, they teach, they show, they have proven that to gain speed you loose the weight and become more aerodynamic along with strength.

    But, why do we have our athletes who need that speed whiles contesting fast opponents still struggling wearing cattle chains around their necks.

    YOU DONE STRUGGLING BEING IN THE LINE UP NOW YOU GO ADD TO IT.

    You did it at the Olympics a while back, you did it again, and NOW come on…if it was a “lucky charms” we would not be talking about Usain’s conquering achievement but instead of yours!

    Final wisdom before you come off the stage: Tek de (observer admin please pardon my Eskimo language) pot works DAMN ting off for once and maybe you might arh pull up whon 2nd or eben 3rd.

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  5. You mean he could not have even bailey make it. Of man hope his confidence is not shattered.

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