AAG to have use of automatic time keeping system

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National coach and well known starter, Lyndon Wilson demonstrates the use of the Automotive Starting Gun. [iNews' Photo]
National coach and well known starter, Lyndon Wilson demonstrates the use of the Automotive Starting Gun. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) will now have the use of an automatic time keeping and photo finish system after the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) purchased the USD$15,000 equipment before sharing it with the AAG on Thursday, August 28.

At the press conference held at the GOA headquarters in Kingston, President of the AAG, Aubrey Hutson was grateful for the GOA’s support.

“Really and truly I am on cloud nine because we have seen another step being taken today.

“We will now have a fully automotive time system and it will eradicate any errors by our time keepers as the camera operates at 1000 squares per second and can record up to 1000 of a second in performances,” Hutson said.

While the president of the GOA KA Juman Yassin was clear that the AAG will have to request the use of the equipment, Yassin noted that it was definitely a critical piece of device that will be needed by the Athletics Association.

“It is indeed a pleasure to inform you that we have acquired a photo finish system that will hopefully be utilized successfully in track events.

“We felt that it was needed at this juncture as we were propelled by [Aubrey] Hutson to acquire it and with the track at Leonora we believe that it will be very useful,” Yassin stated.

The system will include an automotive starting gun, clock and a photo finish camera that will make the times recorded in Guyana recognizable by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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