Lindsay digs deep for ISKA World Champs gold

first_imgJamaica combined martial arts team super heavyweight, Akino Lindsay, yesterday mined gold at the 2018 International Sport Kick Boxing Association (ISKA) Amateur Members Association World Championships in Athens, Greece. Lindsay, a gold medallist at Portugal 2015, had to battle past fighters from France, Germany and finally the Ukraine to take gold at the May 31-June 3 event. Named among four gold medal hopefuls by the Jamaican contingent, Lindsay said he had to “dig deep” against his European rivals. “Coming to my second ISKA World Champs, having won before in Portugal, this one was very, very difficult, three tough fights against France, Germany and Ukraine. I had to dig deep and get the job done. “The judging was very tough. The first fight was most difficult, I was trying to get in the frame of mind for the tournament while seeing how to maneuver around the judge, who was very tough on me,” he added. Jamaica has a star-studded squad at the event including Sheckema Cunningham and Subrina Richards, who is back defending her title won in Germany last year. International Taekwondo Federation Pan-Am gold medallist Ackeem Lawrence completes the quartet, which coaches Jason McKay and Claude Chin are confident will return home with four gold medals. Jamaica are hoping to set the stage for a successful staging of the 2018 championships, set for Montego Bay, with at least four defending champions. “It is considered really crucial that, being hosts, countries should have persons defending their world titles,” he said. Richards and Cunningham were due to take the mat in yesterday’s evening session. Star-studded squadlast_img read more

Man pleads not guilty in the stabbing death of cousin

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Then, he apparently grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Del Real in the neck, said officials. Gomez then ran from the house after the stabbing, but was later arrested. Relatives said Gomez is schizophrenic. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – A man accused of stabbing to death his disabled cousin pleaded not guilty in Whittier Court on Wednesday. Louis Albert Gomez, 22, also known by an alias of Gray Maria, is charged with killing Mara Del Real, 19, with a kitchen knife on June 22 in her home in the 7300 block of Ridgeview Lane. A judge ordered Gomez to return to Whittier Court on Aug. 10, when a date will be set for his preliminary hearing. Relatives said Gomez is Del Real’s cousin. He reportedly visited her house at about 4 p.m. and asked if he could take a shower.last_img read more