Thursday, 13 June 2013

SOUND BITES OF THE WEEK: Burrell responds to Whitmore's resignation + Gourzong comments on the Sumfest lineup + Bolt talks speed and legacy

"Coach Whitmore, I believe, has tried his best. I want to use this opportunity to thank [him]. He has been there, believe me, as a young coach, and he has tried his endeavour best. But, as I have always said, a coach's tenure depends on the results... Admittedly, the results over the past few months have not been good, as I have explained before, and hence I have, without hesitation or reservation, accepted coach Whitmore's resignation." -- JFF President Captain Horace Burrell on the exit of Reggae Boyz coach Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore 

"I am really pleased with the lineup this year. Last year, I-Octane put on a scintillating performance, and we felt the time is now for him to take on that role [of closing Dancehall Night]. Friday is certainly a strong singers' night. Barrington Levy, who we don't see a lot of, is back on the Sumfest stage, and I am really looking forward to that." -- Reggae Sumfest's chief promoter Johnny Gourzong on the appeal of the 2013 entertainment package 

"You can never tell how fast you can go. I think there's definitely room for improvement, especially over the 200 metres. I think it's much easier to break a world record over 200m than the 100m... One of my biggest dreams is to really push the barrier and get sub-19. With the 100 metres now, I've always said 9.4 would be the limit, and I want to be that person, because when you watch the Maradonas, the Peles, the Michael Jordans, all these guys, you have to sit back and says these guys are ridiculous. I want people to sit back and say Usain Bolt, back in the day, was really the best, he made this game untouchable." -- Jamaican Olympic champ Usain Bolt on pushing the limits in the sprints

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