September 2012 Volume 9

KCOB Hansle Parchment Earns Bronze medal at London Olympics

Staff reporter KC Times
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KCOB Hansle Parchment took the bronze medal in the men's 110m hurdles at the London Olympic Games and becomes the first Jamaica to medal in this event at the Olympics. In doing so he set a new Jamaican record in a time of 13.12 seconds. His previous best was 13.18 at the Jamaican Olympic Trials.

Parchment 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 is a student at the University of the West Indies (UWI) where he is studying psychology. He came to KC in grade 13 from Morant Bay High.

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