Bailey-Cole revels in double gold act

BY SEAN WILLIAMS Assistant Sport Editor

Monday, August 04, 2014

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GLASGOW, Scotland — Kemar Bailey-Cole says his confidence will get a significant boost from his successes at the XX Commonwealth Games.

The sprinter, and training partner of king Usain Bolt at the Glen Mills-conditioned Racers Track Club, won two gold medals here at his first go at Commonwealth glory. In the 100m he won in a season-best 10.00 seconds, and he shared the glory in the record-breaking 4x100m team that brought the curtain down on Hampden Park in a most fitting finale.

The Jamaican team clocked 37.58 seconds to shatter the Commonwealth Games record of 38.22. Jamaica's time on Saturday night was also a world-leading mark.

"I am definitely feeling pretty good, from the start I had a rough season but I kept my focus and to finish the Commonwealth Games with two gold, I can't complain," said Bailey-Cole.

Bailey-Cole, an Olympic and World Championships relay gold medallist and the one who is touted to be a possible successor to Bolt, said his confidence got a major boost in Moscow last year.

That momentum, he claims, has pushed his steady growth and development as an athlete.

"From World Champs my confidence got higher and I keep using that to push me through and my development... is good because I am growing rapidly, so I can't complain," he said while squeezing a smile.

Nickel Ashmeade, a co-conspirator of the superb relay run, said "it was good, and to just get the baton around and win gold makes me pretty pleased".

Having battled hard late-on to win bronze in the men's 200m, Jason Livermore was walking on the Streets of Gold as he looked to the heavens and thanked The Almighty for his relay gold.

"I have to give God all the praise and glory tonight and to my coach Michael's a great feeling to just come out here and represent my country in the relays, and it's been a wonderful feeling working with Bailey-Cole, Ashmeade and Bolt," he noted.

Jamaica also hold the world record in the men's 4x100m of 36.84 seconds, a mark set in London two years ago.




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