‘This one is special’, says Bolt of 100m victory

first_img “It’s a special victory. Justin (Gatlin) has been going great throughout the season, I have been struggling, and for me to come here and it comes together at the right time like this, is a special thing,” said Bolt, after clocking 9.79 – the third-fastest time in a World 100m final – to beat Gatlin (USA), 9.80, and 20-year-olds Trayvon Bromell (USA) and AndrÈ De Grasse (Canada), who both clocked 9.92 to share the bronze medal. Asafa Powell, 10.00 was seventh. “I have been through a lot this season and a lot of people really counted me out, so for me to come here and win is a big deal,” added Bolt, who became the third man to win three World 100m titles. He now becomes the most successful man at the World Championships, with nine gold and two silver, as well as the man with the most gold medals at the championships. “If I want to continue my legacy, I had to win, so that was all the pressure I needed.” Richards continues to fly the flag as the island’s leading competitor in the field, taking his stocks even higher with a bronze-medal performance in the shot put, equalling his NR of 21.69 metres to finish behind Joe Kovacs (USA), 21.93m, and David Storl (Germany), 21.74m. Richards became the first Jamaican to win a medal in the event, following up on his success at the Commonwealth Games last year and the Pan American Games recently. All three Jamaicans are through to the men’s 400m, but it was McDonald who was most impressive. The MVP man clocked 43.93 – the same time as Saudi Arabia’s Yousef Masrahi as the two enter the next round with the fastest time. Peter Mathews, 44.69, posted a personal best to book his space after a fourth-place finish in his heat, with Javon Francis, 44.83, also booking his spot after a second-place job in his heat. Both Annsert Whyte and Leford Green failed to advance to the final of the men’s 400m hurdles. Whyte finished his semi-final in seventh place in 48.90, while Green took sixth place in his semi-final in 49.59. In the heats of the women’s 400m hurdles, medal favourite Kaliese Spencer, 55.03, and Janieve Russell, 55.09, won their heats. However, Shevon Stoddart clocked 56.60 for fifth and Ristananna Tracey clocked 57.60 for seventh place in her heat and were both eliminated. Fraser-Pryce is the huge favourite to retain her 100m title, and she enters today’s semi-final round as the joint fastest qualifier, along with American Torie Bowie, who, like her, clocked 10.88 in the heats. Veronica Campbell-Brown, 11.04, Natasha Morrison, 11.08, and Sherone Simpson, 11.22, will all join her in the semi-finals. Tuesday morning’s session (Monday night) will see the running of the semi-finals of the women’s 400m, with Damar Forbes expected to line up in the long jump and Usain Bolt leading the team of Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, and Julian Forte in the heats of the men’s 200m. BEIJING, China: He saved his 100 metres world title, he saved his legacy, and perhaps he even saved track and field. Usain Bolt’s 100m gold- medal run highlighted a hugely productive day for Jamaica at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, with O’Dayne Richards capturing a historic bronze in the shot put event and Rusheen McDonald dropping a 43.96 bomb in 400-metre qualifying to batter the old national record. But with sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eager to strap on her jet pack, with the women’s 100m semi-finals and final on today’s schedule; and a pair of Jamaicans lining up in the women’s triple jump medal round, the island’s two-medal tally looks likely to increase by the end of today’s action. It was almost as if everyone had stepped inside a time warp and it was the 2008 Olympic Games again. The Bird’s Nest sure felt like home for the Jamaicans yesterday. Jamaican flags waved vigorously from the stands; Bob Marley tunes flowed from the loud speakers; and locals, young and old, sported their Jamaican garb. Bolt, far from his best throughout the season, described the win as one of his most “special” yet given the issues he has had to overcome this year. great timing Most impressivelast_img read more

Rick Sharga Joins Auctioncom

first_imgNew,Rick Sharga Joins Auction.com July 11, 2013 449 Views Rick Sharga has departed Carrington Mortgage Holdings to serve as EVP for “”Auction.com””:http://www.auction.com/, the online real estate marketplace announced in a release.[IMAGE]From his office in Auction.com’s Irvine, California headquarters, Sharga will serve as the company’s chief spokesman on topics related to the U.S. housing market, mortgage market, commercial real estate, and international real estate.Sharga has more than 30 years of experience in real estate, mortgage, and technology marketing. He is one of the country’s most frequently quoted sources on real estate trends, having appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX, and NPR. He has also briefed government organizations and corporations on foreclosure trends and done foreclosure training for several leading real estate organizations.””During his career Rick has served as an expert commentator on the real estate industry and led marketing efforts for Fortune 500 companies,”” said Auction.com co-president Jake Seid. “”His knowledge of and ability to speak authoritatively about the trends that are driving our business will help to deepen understanding of the ways in which Auction.com can better serve the needs of commercial and residential buyers and sellers through our innovative online marketplace.””Sharga began his career with Foote, Cone & Belding and has since held executive positions with a number of firms, including McGraw-Hill and RealtyTrac. He most recently served at Carrington as EVP.In addition to his real estate expertise, he has more than 20 years of experience developing corporate and product sales and marketing strategies for corporations such as DuPont, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Toshiba, and others.He also is president of the Technology Council of Southern California and VP of the board of directors at REOMAC. In addition, he is a member of the editorial advisory board for _DS News_, _MReport’s_ sister magazine.””The Internet is fundamentally changing the process of buying and selling real estate and Auction.com is facilitating that change as the industry’s leading online marketplace,”” Sharga said. “”Auction.com presents a unique opportunity for me as it is the perfect intersection of my career experience and a company that is harnessing the power of technology, efficiency and transparency to define a future that will better serve buyers and sellers.”” Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Investors Lenders & Servicers Movers & Shakers Processing Service Providers 2013-07-11 Tory Barringercenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing Sharelast_img read more