JAAA praises Goule on new national indoor record

By Sports Desk February 18, 2022

The Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA) has congratulated middle-distance runner Natoya Goule for establishing a new national indoor 800m record in France on Thursday.

The 30-year-old Goule-Toppin, in her second win in three races this season, ran 1:58.46 seconds for the 800m, a world-leading time that also made her the fastest-ever Caribbean woman indoors in the event.

It was her second world-leading time this season following on her 1:59.62 at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on February 6. The quality of her races has made the JAAA proud.

“Natoya continues to steadily improve and her early season performances are showing her determination to be among the world’s best,” said JAAA President Garth Gayle.

“The team and I are pleased with the milestone and we continue to wish Natoya and the other athletes all the best in their plans for the season and the major events to come.

“She also won recently in New York and will take her good form to Birmingham, England, this weekend.”

The diminutive athlete who is coached by Mark Elliott is set to compete on Saturday at the World Indoor Tour Meeting in the United Kingdom Saturday.

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