Luan Gabriel grabs triple gold in season opener in US

Gabriel represented Dominica the London Olympics in 2012. File photo
Gabriel represented Dominica the London Olympics in 2012. File photo

Dominican sprinter, Luan Gabriel, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore began the UMES Collegiate Lid Lifter Invitational on Saturday with a fantastic start.

During the event, she competed in the 200m, the 400m runs as well as the 4x400m relay.

She captured gold in all three.

Gabriel, a former Olympian, completed the 200m in 26.03 seconds, the 400m in 59.57 seconds and with her team mates, Jayla Lane, Dypna Umunakwe and Lenneisha Gilbert, completed the 4×400 relay in 3:55.86.

“I had my first Track Meet Yesterday and it was more like a training to me. I wanted so much more out of this meet, but it’s just the first meet. So I’ll keep looking forward, because that’s the only thing I could do.I won all my events. Thank God for a successful and injury free meet,” she said afterwards on her Facebook page.

Gabriel, from Bioche, was among two athletes who represented Dominica at the London Olympics in 2012.

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  1. mine
    December 6, 2016

    Congratulation young woman and good luck in you endeavours, may God continues to lighten your path.

  2. Vaffanculo_PM
    December 5, 2016

    Luan Gabriel Forget Dominica and run for America in the next Olympics, Dominicans hate there own, are a bunch of hypocrites with you when you up and kick you when you down just look at Baroness Scotland not one word of support from skerrit, sell your flaG, don’t say i did not warn you.

    • The S7 - i will blow up in your face
      December 6, 2016

      i hate that you dont know the difference between their and there. Thats what i hate.

  3. Massacre
    December 5, 2016

    Congrats Luan .
    keep the flag flying high!

  4. Jon Jones
    December 5, 2016

    I still dont understand why this athlete wasn’t selected to participate in Rio 2016. Considering the non performance of those selected, it made no sense especially as she would have been more experienced from being at London 2012. I could understand if she was injured but I hope someone on here could explain this to me

    Here we have the best example of a fine prospect that should be nutrured and developed. I hope the Govt (in particular Sports Minister) sees that the we have a decent program aimed at getting our best sportspeople the support required to compete at the highest level.
    Btw, the girl who ran in Rio should also get supported alongside this athlete as she also has the potential to do just as well. I’m sure these two fine young women could kick start a swift increase of Dominica’s women participation and competing in sports internationally just by increasing their profile locally.

    What do those Olympic Committee guys actually do?

    • Mamosa
      December 6, 2016

      If you have to ask Jon Jones, the answer is nothing but take trips, stay in expensive Hotels with their wives in tow, ……… monies that could be used to train the “Athletes”, return home with not one medal, waving flags like super stars.

    • Righteous
      December 6, 2016

      Luan was not ready for the 2016 Olympic Games. I do not believe that she even competed in 2015-2016 season due to person matter. Very talented young lady, but sometimes the sport can be very cruel.

      Keep up the good work young lady.


  5. Ibrahim Brohim
    December 5, 2016

    Congratulations on your achievements. Continued hard work and commitment will only bring more success.

  6. 1979 is forever....
    December 5, 2016

    I knew this girl was going to make ripples ever since the first article DNO published about her a number of years ago….you make me and Dominica proud young lady…continue working hard ..we salute you

  7. DR Clayton Shillingford
    December 5, 2016

    Congratulations Luan.. I am always pleased to see our people achieving..excellence.

  8. Dominican Passports
    December 5, 2016

    Good news for her! For you to be something you have to leave Dominica and never look back!

  9. Anonymous
    December 5, 2016

    Really pleased to hear! Congratulations, keep it up Dear! May God continue to bless your efforts!

  10. marie-claire
    December 5, 2016

    Congrats my dear

  11. great
    December 5, 2016

    Congratulations Luan.

  12. R. Linton
    December 5, 2016

    Luan, I have been following your story from since the incident of your coach vs the Dominica Olympics, and trust me you give a lot of us hope! Keep striving for greatness and keep being a beacon to those who question their inner strength.


  13. Roger Burnett
    December 5, 2016

    Congratulations. I’m really pleased.

  14. Me
    December 5, 2016

    Great stuff. Did our Olympic committee have anything to do with Luan’s progress at Eastern Shore?

  15. December 5, 2016

    Good come back.Keep striving .You have what it takes.Dig deep within.It is there.Proud of you.Congratulations.

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