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Serena breaks Tennis Grand Slam record; Federer returns to top

In a rare all-Williams sisters Major finals, Serena defeats her sister Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 in the finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament to win her record-breaking 23rd Major [tournament], breaking the record of tennis great Steffi Graf (22).

In another rare finals these days, 17 time Major winner, Roger Federer, defeated rival Rafael “Rafa” Nadal in the Men’s section to win 18th major and move 4 ahead of Rafael Nadal.

Congratulations to probably the greatest players… er… definitely the greatest?… well the two greatest of their era at least, Serena Williams and Roger Federer. It’s hard to match up era with era.

We welcome and entertain comments from Caribbean tennis fans and people who are not tennis fans but like the Williams sisters, Roger Federer, or Rafael Nadal.

Donald J. Trump sworn in as 45th president of the United States of America

Donald J. Trump was, today, sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America (USA), succeeding 2-term [now former President] Barack H. Obama.

Please join Yowlink in praying that the United States succeeds under his president-ship. Otherwise, we lose.

Yawdies, Trinis, Bajans, Guyanese, Caribbean peeps, Americans, do you have any feedback? We welcome respectable, healthy debates.

Kenya, Jamaica, and United States top medals at World Championships in Beijing
World Athletic Championships Beijing 2015 Medal Tally

In the end, Kenya reigned supreme ahead of Jamaica and the United States of America in the medal tally.

The Jamaican women’s team 4x400M team received Jamaica’s only medal, the gold, on the final day of competition. The two-team race saw Jamaica’s lead by lead off  Christine Day being lengthened signifcantly by Sherica Jackson.  However, Stephanie Ann McPherson was chased down by 400M champion of the USA, Allyson Felix, to give the US the lead on the 4th leg.  However, the great Novlene Williams-Mills, ran past Francena McCrory to take the victory for Jamaica.  USA got the silver and Great Britain was 3rd.

Jamaica’s 4×400 team

Christine Day –> Shericka Jackson –> Stephenie Ann McPherson –> Novlene Williams-Mills

United States’ 4×400 team

Sanya Richards-Ross –> Natasha Hastings –> Allyson Felix –> Francena McCorory

Great Britain’s 4×400 team

Christine Ohuruogu –> Anyika Onuora –> Eilidh Child –> Seren Bundy-Davies

In the Men’s 4×400 M, Trinidad & Tobago finished 2nd to the United States.  Great Britain was also 3rd in this event edging Jamaica’s promising youngster Javon Francis (former Calabar High School standout) at the line.  Francis actually went out quickly to take 1st place but couldn’t hold it down the stretch.  Gutsy performance by the young man.

  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total Yowlink score
1  Kenya 7 6 3 16 36
2  Jamaica 7 2 3 12 28
3  United States 6 6 6 18 36
4  Great Britain 4 1 2 7 16
5  Ethiopia 3 3 2 8 17
6  Poland 3 1 4 8 15
7  Canada 2 3 3 8 15
 Germany 2 3 3 8 15
9  Russia 2 1 1 4 9
10  Cuba 2 1 0 3 8
11  China* 1 7 1 9 18

From my couch, China put on a brilliant event.  Let’s see what the people who were there think.

Eternal Father bless our land…” — Jamaican anthem

Senseless attack at Boston Marathon

It’s with heavy heart that I, on behalf of Yowlink, report that 2 people died & over 100 were injured at the senseless and cowardly blast at the Boston Marathon in Massachusetts, USA. I pray that the families of the slain be comforted, that the injured will fully recover, and that the perpetrator(s) be caught and face the consequences.

The blast happened at the finish line and was on camera because of the large event the Boston Marathon is.

Remember, one has the freedom to do good things or bad things like this but everything has consequences.  In the words of Buju Banton, ironically, “There was good and evil. We chose Good“.  That was taken from his song Destiny.

God, I ask that you remember us in the United States of America, though we have wandered far away from home… far away from you.

Please comment people of Caribbean descent who live in or outside the United States.