Ryan Brathwaite Wins Gold At World Track And Field Championships

Not since Obadele Thompson’s bronze medal performance at the Sydney Olympics has Barbados had reason to celebrate the performance of our sportsmen on the world scene. Brathwaite’s performance this evening to win Gold in the 110 metre hurdles given the vacuum created by our non-performing Barbados and West Indies cricket teams has served to feed the hunger of Barbadians for success from our sports people.

The twenty year old Brathwaite’s performance on the big stage is sure to inspire young Barbadians everywhere that all is possible. Not to be left out are our local officials who can take comfort in the knowledge we have the capacity to produce a world class athlete with home grown talent.

Brathwaite’s success will have other benefits to the country given our reliance on tourism and international services. The respected Barbados brand will continue to take root.

Yella, blue! Yella blue! Yella blue!

Congratulations Ryan!

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  1. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 8:14 AM #

    Somebody commented about multiple handles from one person. I see ‘David’, and it links to BU. I see ‘bUnderground’; that also links straight to BU. So, I guess mutliple handles is a NON ISSUE.

    Murmurings are heard in some corners in Hillaby that Ryan did not send any message to BU. Can someone confirm. It would be bad to embarrass the boy by abusing his name. He could claim identity theft.

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  2. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 8:19 AM #

    Mr ZION1971, your sentence that reads: {The typical bajan man in all his literacy glory will not accept that the fact that the three noble prize winners from the caribbean are not of bajan stock} explains clearly what LITERACY glory is (LITERARY?). Do you mean NOBEL, which is a noble prize to get? bajan should be Bajan (proper noun?). I do not want to be rude but you need to make a better case.

    The NOBEL committee is there to be contacted instead of moaning from down here. They can be reaced in Oslo.

    Dont you think it is time that people in Barbados see that others have merit? If Bajans want to win everything then they need to compete in everything and be the best. Do you see any Bajans lining up with Chinese skills to go to Beijing and work in the Embassy? If there are none do we send the ones we have who know about eating Chinese food? Is that good enough? How about sending the Crop Over song Chow Mein and not send Sir Lloyd at all?

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  3. David August 26, 2009 at 9:29 AM #

    @Anonymous

    We have ignored your barbs, innuendo and insults all yesterday. We have even ignored your multiple handles because most BU family would know what you have been trying to do. We will clarify a couple points raised.

    Ryan Braithwaite is known to a member of the BU household who contacted him in Switzerland and asked him to comment. Secondly, the BU household member who contacted him posted the comment which followed. Usually, most comments are posted under David but it does not negate the contribution of the other members of the BU household.

    To be honest, we are disappointed a man of your touted academic standing would be stooping to such levels but we shall see.

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  4. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 9:54 AM #

    David, a few issues. You say now it was not Ryan who made the comment. Why did you not state that and why then thank him? You could have written “comment provided by friend of Ryan Brathwaite on his behalf” and that would have been well understood.

    You seem sure of the identity of the poster and that is something that if wrong you may want to redress. Several posters are following the threads and are seeking to see where the discussions go.

    You seem to have at least misled the BU family. Do you agree?

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  5. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 9:56 AM #

    If various posters are using multiple handles, including yourself, what is it thta you are saying that is wrong? You can seem to be several and others cannot?

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  6. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM #

    Just to help. I am a female. I am a graduate. I used to live in Barbados, and know it well. I never worked for the IMF but have worked in the USA. I can offer directions to my office, and will be glad to meet, and with a witness in case there is any need to 3rd party confirmation. Now, do you still want to think that you know to whom you are responding?

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  7. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 11:37 AM #

    David, at the very least the following gives a particular impression, and you imply that in fact you were 2 of the ‘persons’. Who was the BU household member you were addressing? Are David and bUnderGround different or the same?

    Ryan brathwaite // August 25, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    thanks everyone for supporting me
    #

    bUnderGround // August 25, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Your welcome.
    #

    David // August 25, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Let me join with BU household member and thank Ryan for taking time out of his training schedule in Switzerland to post on BU, we will track your every performance going forward, we wish you well!

    If what you are arguing is to make sense then who will post comments from say ‘David Thompson’?

    Signing off.

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  8. The Scout August 26, 2009 at 12:52 PM #

    There are so many matters that need the BU family to swabble over, I don’t believe that posters can now be making a controversy over such a famous event. Let enjoy the occasion and congratulate the young man. Most of you who are using the moment to create a problem, can’t even jump over onr of the hurdles at their own pace so just switch-off.

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  9. Anonymous August 26, 2009 at 2:53 PM #

    @The Scout, in case you misunderstand. In many senses, the original post was tribute enough to Ryan’s exploits and it seemed very sincere. But, when it appears that the sentiments are enhanced by further comments, we appear to hit a problem. If Ryan appreciated the gesture of BU, so be it and let him or a representative express that, and say so clearly. However, it appears that another impression was sought. That may be a misreading. David has now clarified.

    What could have happened and it often does, is that someone shows the blog to Ryan who then publicly denies it being from him and then egg may hit faces. No need for that. That’s all. He ran well. All should be proud.

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  10. Gear Box August 26, 2009 at 3:12 PM #

    Anonymous gotta pokey too…!

    AAAAAAAAAAAghhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  11. Bonny Peppa August 26, 2009 at 11:38 PM #

    Gear Box,
    You notice? Haw hawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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  12. David August 28, 2009 at 7:12 AM #

    Barbadian Ryan Brathwaite will compete today at the AF Golden League in Zurich, Switzerland. Click on the link to check how the races will run-off. Ryan’s race will be at 20.20 (Switzerland Time)

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  13. Themis August 28, 2009 at 7:27 AM #

    That’s 2p:m our time, David.

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  14. zion1971 August 28, 2009 at 4:30 PM #

    Ryan came third in a time of 13.21, behind trammell of the USA and Thomas of Jamaica.Congratulation Ryan.

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  15. Mrs Bishop September 13, 2009 at 2:55 PM #

    I am sorry he did not have a flag to do the victory lap with and you know he was looking for one:) congratulations Ryan, and yea CBC knew he was making strides why not pre-empt the crap that they usually show and show something of National Significance??? COW….loafer that is what!

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  16. David September 13, 2009 at 7:20 PM #

    Ryan ends the season in style!

    Lets all get out on Thursday and give him a rousing welcome home.

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  17. David September 17, 2009 at 8:24 PM #

    A fantastic tribute to Ambassador Brathwaite!

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  18. tiffany September 18, 2009 at 3:56 PM #

    SEXY TG. I SAW RYAN ON TV HE IS LIKE SOOOO CUTE ESPECIALLY WHEN HE SMILES.I WAS SO FREAKING OUT OVER HIM.I’M
    REALY GLAD THAT HE GOT HIS HONOURS BECAUSE HE DESERVES IT HE CAN CALL ME AT 422/SEXY I’M FROM BARBADOS ALSO

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  19. JENNIFER September 18, 2009 at 4:03 PM #

    SEXY J,J. IT WAS REALY GREAT TO HEAR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM IN BERLIN .HE MUST HAVE FELT REALY GREAT[AND TIRED].I KNOW FOR SURE THIS WILL GO DOWN IN HISTORY

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  20. Anonymous November 24, 2009 at 7:09 PM #

    i love u ryan

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  21. rhianna lane August 6, 2010 at 7:22 PM #

    i am very proud of u !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very gggggggoooooooodddddddddd

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