51 T&T athletes heading to C’wealth Games
Trinidad Guardian :: 21.03.2018
T&T will be represented at the upcoming Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia by a number of athletes who medalled at the previous edition of the event back in 2014.
Field athletes Cleopatra Borel and Ayanna Alexander, boxer Michael Alexander, as well as members of the 4x100 metres relay team Marc Burns, Keston Bledman and Emmanuel Callender and Lalonde Gordon and Machel Cedenio of the 4x400m unit were medallists in Glasgow in Scotland, four years ago.
Borel was one of three local athletes winning silver in Glasgow in the women's shot put. The others were Jehue Gordon in the men's 400m hurdles and Keshorn Walcott in the men's javelin, who are not on the current team.
The bronze medallists were both relay teams, Ayanna in the women's triple jump and Michael in the men's lightweight (60kg). He will again box in the same category.
Celebrated Paralympic gold medallist Akeem Stewart is also part of a 51-member team named by the T&T Olympic Committee, yesterday, who will be competing in 11 sporting disciplines also including aquatics, badminton, beach volleyball, cycling track, gymnastics, shooting, squash, table tennis and triathlon. Athletics account the biggest number of athletes on the national team, which has 35 men and 16 women.
Stewart will compete in two events, the men's shot put and discus throw.
Diane Henderson will serve as Chef de Mission.
Athletes: Michelle-Lee Ahye (100m, 4x100m), Khalifa St Fort (100m, 4x100m), Reyare Thomas (100m, 4x100m), Semoy Hackett (200m, 4x100m), Kai Selvon (200m, 4x100m), Kamaria Durant (200m, 4x100m), Sparkle Mc Knight (400m, hurdles), Alena Brooks (800m), Tonya Nero (marathon), Ayanna Alexander (triple jump), Cleopatra Borel (shot put), Keston Bledman (100m, 4x100m), Emmanuel Callender (100m, 4x100m), Jonathan Farinha (100m, 4x100m), Jereem Richards (200m, 4x400m), Kyle Greaux (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m), Nathan Farinha (200m, 4x100m), Marc Burns (4x100m), Machel Cedenio (400m, 4x400m), Lalonde Gordon (400m, 4x400m), Renny Quow (400m, 4x400m), Deon Lendore (4x400m), Akeem Stewart (discus throw, shot put), Shakeil Waithe (javelin).
Officials: Robin Brereton (coach) Ian Carter (coach), Charles Joseph (coach), Ismael Lopez Mastrapa (coach), Dexter Voisin (coach), George Comissiong (manager)
Athletes: Dylan Carter (100m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly)
Officials: Chase Bloch (coach)
Athletes: Naim Mohammed (singles, doubles), Nicholas Bonkowsky (singles, doubles)
Athletes: Daynte Stewart, Daneil Williams, Rheeza Grant, Abby Blackman
Officials: Nancy Joseph (coach)
Athletes: Michael Alexander (Men's 60kg), Nigel Paul (Men's +91kg)
Officials: Floyd Trumpet, Reynold Cox
Athletes: Njisane Phillip (1,000m, time trial, keirin, sprint, team sprint), Nicholas Paul (1,000m, time trial, keirin, sprint,
team sprint), Kwesi Browne (1,000m, time trial, Keirin, sprint, team sprint), Keron Bramble (1000m, time trial, keirin, sprint,
Officials: Erin Hartwell, Gabriel Thomas, Robert Farrier
Athlete: Joseph Fox
Official: Jake Seager (coach)
Athletes: Rhodney Allen (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire, 50m pistol), Roger Daniel (10m air pistol, 25m rapid fire, 50m pistol, Marlon Moses (50m rifle), Michael Perez (Queen's Prize Individual & Pairs), Delborn Ezekiel Joseph (Queen's Prize Individual & Pairs)
Official: Carl Tang (manager)
Athletes: Charlotte Knaggs (singles, mixed doubles, Mandela Patrick (singles, men's doubles), Kale Wilson (singles, men's and mixed doubles)
Official: Ryan Jagessar
Athletes: Aaron Wilson (singles, doubles, team), Yuvraaj Dookram (singles, doubles, team), Dexter St Louis (singles, mixed doubles, team), Rheann Chung (singles, mixed doubles)
Official: Ian Joseph
Athlete: Jenna Ross