EXCLUSIVE: Dominica’s Luan Gabriel sets new 200m national record

Luan Gabriel

Dominica Luan Gabriel set a new national record over the 200 metres at the Falcon Games in Tobago on Saturday.

Gabriel, representing Portsmouth Amateur Athletics Club and Dominica, made her presence felt by defeating Trinidad’s top qualifier in the U-17 200m in 24.67 seconds, the new national record.

Gabriel is scheduled to run the under-17 girls 100m on Sunday where she hopes to run a sub-12 seconds and set another national record.

Most of Trinidad and Tobago’s top junior athletes are competing at the Falcon Games as they prepare for next weekend’s Carifta Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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30 Comments

  1. henry14
    April 12, 2012

    we went to school together and i’v known u from pre-school and i know that you can reach the higher hights and to your goal. knowing you i know you aim for the best. keep on doin your thing girl. you’r blessed

  2. dgabriel
    April 18, 2011

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) dat ma sis dat ma sis i love u keepin ur thing jar bless

  3. Someone from her school
    April 17, 2011

    why didn’t you say she was from the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School? :?: :?:
    But other than that well done and you know we support you and help you in every way that we can.
    Oh and by the way this is someone in your class.

  4. Dee
    April 17, 2011

    yu go girl…make us proud

  5. Island Beauty
    April 17, 2011

    Congratulations young man, keep it up and remain positive. Stay out of any thing that can hinder your further development. The possiblities are endless and often times come unannounced so be prepared and keep making your family, community and Dominica proud!

    Bravo to you!

  6. Gabriel
    April 17, 2011

    Congrats to my sis doing big things keep on working hard sis… Keep making your family, school,community and Dominica proud ….you are always in our prayers…Also want to say thanks to Coach Nabi for his great Assistance…

  7. capite
    April 17, 2011

    congrats luan…..you d boss

  8. positive dominican
    April 17, 2011

    LU LU GIRL I AM PROUD OF YOU.YOU CAN AND HAVE MADE IT. A GOOD PROSPECT FOR OLYMPICS. DOMINICANS REMEMBER THIS IS AN ISIAH THOMAS SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT.BIG UP SIR NABI WALLACE FOR EXCELLENTLY MOTIVATING THIS PROMISING OLYMPIC ATHLETE. GO LULU GO AND THERE’S NO STOPPING YOU NOW.

  9. LOCKHEED
    April 17, 2011

    Congrats to our young leaders. Where is Weak-N-Leee on this one????

  10. Dublanc Rep.
    April 17, 2011

    Go Luan go run with the pride of Bioche

  11. Brain Damage
    April 17, 2011

    Go Gabriel! That’s your first step to the olympics.

  12. Looking in from the outside.
    April 17, 2011

    Congrats Miss Gabriel……
    Signs of bigger and better things to come for you….Keep it up

  13. Looking in from the outside.
    April 17, 2011

    Please enlighten me Admin….How can it be a “national record” when it was set at “Falcon Games held in Tobago” and she is from Dominica?

    I might be missing something…please shed some light..

    • tha_one91
      April 17, 2011

      the reason it is called a ‘National Record’ is because a Dominican or someone representing Dominica accomplished the feat(it doesnt have to be done here, the athlete has to be Dominican for it to count).
      hope this helps you understand better

    • Nice !!!!
      April 17, 2011

      Probably means that she has run faster than anyone on the island in that age category ..ever. Guess someone with more experience can answer that.. but I believe this is what it means. I guess where she did it does not matter..since it is the best ever so it automatically became a national record…. I hope so.

    • zebra
      April 17, 2011

      yes it was held in tobago but dont forget dominica has their own records.so therefore, irrespective of where you compete you will be checked for records at the games by the event official and also you will be checked for records by your country officials .

    • lol
      April 17, 2011

      As long as she’s representing Dominica, the place where she set the record doesn’t matter. A national record doesn’t have to be achieved in Dominica, if that’s what you meant.

    • RUSSKIITOM
      April 17, 2011

      Thats because her time is better than that set by any Dominican. It does not matter whether it is set.
      sorry, i know your question was adressed to ADMIN but i figuered i could be of some assistance.

      • RUSSKIITOM
        April 17, 2011

        figured*

    • Anonymous
      April 17, 2011

      No matter where a Dominican athlete goes to compete their times, distances and heights counts as national records. If you would look at the national records of Dominica more than half of them are attained outside of Dominica trust this information has enlightened you.

  14. past student of ITSS
    April 17, 2011

    Keep it up never give up its ur calling

  15. pure dominican
    April 17, 2011

    Run Luan run….

  16. BIOCHE MASSIVE
    April 17, 2011

    congrats Luan, keep working hard you can reach far places !

  17. hardlinesleek
    April 17, 2011

    congrats luan keep making your school,family,the bioche community and Dominica proud.

  18. I.T.S.S
    April 17, 2011

    U go Luan, make your school and house proud. (go Alex)

  19. me nuh
    April 17, 2011

    Go Luan! GO!

  20. Nature Isle
    April 17, 2011

    Congrats Miss Gabriel, well done. Keep it up, we are proud of you. 8)

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