September 2021 Volume 17

Parchment Strikes Gold in Tokyo

Staff reporter KC Times
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Hansle Parchment took the Gold medal in the men's 110m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympic Games recently in a surprising upset in which Jamaica took Gold and Bronze medals.

Parchment is no stranger to the Olympic podium having won the Bronze at the 2012 London Olympics.

He has the distinction of being the first local-based Jamaican to win a national sprint hurdles title, the first university student to qualify for the Olympic sprint hurdles and the first Jamaican University Games hurdles Champion.

Parchment attended Morant Bay High for several years before attending KC in lower sixth.

The previous Olympic hurdles champion Omar McCloud also attended KC Old Boy he captured the gold in the Rio games.

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