What marked the Year of 2016 for Amel Tuka?

first_imgThe best BH athlete Amel Tuka did not achieve results in 2016 similar to those in 2015, and he said that he will remember the previous year after doping controls.In December, for the 12th time in 2016, the Anti-Doping Agency knocked on the doors of our BH athletes asking him for samples of urine and blood. Although it is a little unusual, Tuka says that he understands their frequent visits, but it is annoying when they come early in the morning.“It’s all part of the sport and we should let those people to do their job. I just wish if other athletes would have the same treatment as me, because I fully support their work.”Although he worked hard in the previous year and had a great motive from 2015, his form was not at the highest level.“I ran the best time of last season in Brussels in the race on 800 meters with time 1: 44.54 and I secured 18th place on the world list of the best times of the year and the fifth best time in Europe this year.”After all these results and the necessary analysis, Amel Tuka entered the new season with much higher goals and desire to repeat the results from 2015.“I think that the coach knows my body now a lot better, which is why I am optimistic and I’m looking forward to be on the track again. Now I’m getting ready for the winter part of the season, where I expect the races in the hall. I will be appearing on the Championship of the Balkans in the hall and of course the European Championship in Belgrade, which will be held from the 3rd to 5th of March. I’ll try to run the best possible result and to run in the final of the European Championships, because that would be a great success for me. I’m not a fan of running indoors, but we will try,” concluded Tuka.In the summer part of the season, our athlete and his coach will be devoted to the World Championships in London and races of the Diamond League. This year, his wish is to be healthy and to achieve better results, but above all to become a better man.(Source: E. M./Klix.ba)last_img read more

Gayle Gordon, 71, Wellington, March 12, 1943 – Dec. 7, 2014

first_imgGayle Gordon, of Wellington, died Sunday, December 07, 2014 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington at the age of 71.Gayle was born the daughter of Truman and Frances (Baker) Pyles on Friday, March 12, 1943 in Argonia.On November 4, 1960, Gayle and Lloyd C. Lowe were united in marriage and celebrated over 24 years of marriage before his passing in 1985. She was blessed to find love again and on October 24, 1990, she and Henry Gordon were married in Conway Springs. They were married almost 5 years before he passed in 1995. Gayle was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis as a young woman and has lived in a nursing home since 1976. Through her struggles she maintained a unshakeable faith that encouraged her family and those that cared for her.Survivors include her daughter, Wendy Coley (Tim) of Wichita, daughter, Melody Goodman (Kevin) of Wellington, son, Delbert Lowe of Aurora, Colorado, son, Anderson Lowe (Georgene) of Halstead, KS, sister, Colleen Heuback (Jack) of Winfield, sister, Shirley Shinliver (Dennis) of Argonia, brother, Bill Pyles (Christina) of El Dorado, sister, Pat Austin (Jack) of Manhattan, 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.Along with her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, 2 infant sisters: Lois and Joyce Pyles and her brother, R.C. Pyles.Memorial Services for Gayle will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 10, 2014 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington. Chaplain Don Cross will officiate. A private interment will be held at a later date in the Argonia Cemetery, Argonia.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to Oaklodges – Wellington (formerly Sumner County Care Center Nursing Home) or Rivercross Hospice.  Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more