The 28-year-old played an integral part for Atleti last season as they won the Primera Division and made it to the Champions League final but the Brazilian is clearly excited by the prospect of playing in England. “This move is a dream come true for me,” he said. “I now have the opportunity to play for Chelsea, and also in the Premier League. “I’m very happy and looking forward to getting started and giving my best for the team during the coming seasons.” Filipe Luis now has an opportunity to replace Ashley Cole as Chelsea’s first-choice left-back in the long-term. After missing much of the 2013-14 season through injury, veteran England defender Cole left the Blues on a free transfer in June and has since joined Roma. Natural right-back Cesar Azpilicueta proved an able deputy to Cole and kept hold of his spot when the 33-year-old returned to fitness as Chelsea finished third in the Premier League, but Filipe Luis’ arrival will allow the Spaniard to return to his preferred flank. Filipe Luis joined Atleti from Deportiva La Coruna in 2010 and has made 98 appearances in all competitions for the Madrid side, winning the Europa League in 2012 and the Copa del Rey in 2013 before becoming a league champion. He has four Brazil caps and was placed on the standby list for the 2014 World Cup in his homeland. Chelsea have completed the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid, the Barclays Premier League club have announced. The Blues reached an agreement to sign the left-back from the Spanish champions on Wednesday and have now agreed terms on a three-year deal. “Chelsea Football club is delighted to announce the signing of Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid,” read a statement on the club’s official website. ” The Brazilian defender has signed a three-year contract and will wear the number five shirt.” Press Association
Vere Technical’s 16-year old hurdler Britany Anderson was the star performer on yesterday’s second and final day of the Carifta Trials held inside the National Stadium. She raced to a World Youth leading time of 13.21 seconds, in a negative wind of 3.2m per second, to win the Girl’s Under-18 100m hurdles event. Anderson who has been creating quite a storm this season in the event and who posted a fast 13.18 seconds, also in negative wind at the Youngster Goldsmith Development Meet, defeated a quality field. A first year Class 2 athlete at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championships, Anderson got a perfect start to win, going away from Manchester High’s Daszay Freeman. Freeman, the defending Class 2 champion in the event, was second in 13.44 seconds, with Holmwood Technical’s Shanette Allison, the bronze medallist in the event at Champs a year ago, finishing third in 13.54 seconds. It was a sweep of the hurdles events for Vere Technical athletes, as Amoi Brown was also impressive in winning the Under-20 event. Running in a negative wind of 1.0 metres per second, Brown controlled the race early to win impressively in 13.33 seconds. Getting back to good form, it was second for Wolmer’s Girl’s athlete Janeek Brown in 13.52 seconds, with Edwin Allen High’s Gabrielle McDonald taking third in 13.57 seconds. It was also a clean sweep by Calabar High in the sprint hurdles, with World Under-20 representative Dejour Russell leading the way. A fourth place finisher in Poland last year, Russell got one of his best-ever starts to win the Boy’s Under-18 110m hurdles in 13.31 seconds, running in a negative wind of 0.8m per second. Kingston College’s, Wayne Pinnock finished second in 13.71 seconds with Oquendo Bernard finishing third in 13.80 seconds. OUTSTANDING RESULTS Russell’s teammate Orlando Bennett (13.86) got the better of his former teammate Alex Robinson of Wolmer’s Boy’s, second in 13.90 seconds to win the Under-20 event, as Philip Lemonious of Jamaica College got third in 14.02 seconds. There were also outstanding results in the 400 metres led by IAAF World Under-20 representative, Christopher Taylor of Calabar, who had a sub 46 seconds clocking. Running out of lane four, Taylor, competing in the event for the first time this season, was out of the blocks very fast and controlled the race throughout to win in 45.41 seconds. Kingston College’s Dashawn Morris ran well for second in 46.67 seconds with third going to Malik Smith of Bridgeport High in 47.39 seconds. Antonio Watson captured the Boy’s Under 18 event in 47.08 seconds ahead of Ramone Lindo of Vere in 47.18 seconds, with third going to Jevaughn Powell of Edwin Allen in 47.26 seconds.