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Junior Pan Am Games
National 3x3 basketball staff members, Barry Stewart, from left back row, and coordinator Arnold Thomas with players Mikhail Phillips., Ahkeem Boyd, Ahkeel Boyd and Jael Lewis along with, Team TTO Chef de Mission Diane Henderson, front right, during the closing ceremony of the Junior Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia on Sunday. Courtesy Team TTO

Junior Pan Am Games

Go Back : Guardian : Rachael Thompson-King : 06.12.2021

T&T ended in the 21st spot on the 28-nation medal table and 41 overall, emerging from the inaugural Junior Pan American Games which concluded on Sunday in Cali, Colombia with two medals.

They came from long jumper Kelsey Daniel and javelin thrower Tyriq Horsford, the top performers for T&T, which was represented in seven sporting disciplines at the Under-23 Games, athletics, 3x3 basketball, boxing, canoe, cycling, triathlon, and swimming.

Topping the medal table was Brazil with a total of 163 medals - 56 gold, 49 silver, and 55 bronze. In second place was Colombia with 145 (48/34/63) and in third place was the United States with 114 (47/29/38). Mexico with 172 medals (46/78/48) and Cuba with 70 (29/19/22)rounded off the top five countries.

Daniel copped silver in the men's long jump event with his beat leap measuring 7.90 metres following up on Horsford's bronze, T&T's first medal at the Games. He placed third in the men's javelin event with 71.33m-throw.

On the final event on Sunday, Ahkeel Boyd just missed out on a medal in the men's 3x3 basketball three-point shootout competition at the Pan American courts in Cancha, placing fourth. This after advancing as the top shooter from the preliminaries.

The national basketballer scored seven baskets. Cuban Jovanka Cereijo won gold with 15, followed by Argentinian Sofia Acevedi and Mexican Herman Arvizu with eight and seven, respectively.

On Saturday night, the men's 3x3 basketball team of Boyd his twin brother Ahkeem, Jael Lewis, and Mikhail Phillip ended in eighth place overall after falling to Argentina in their final match, 22-12. This following T&T's 19-14 loss in their quarterfinal match against Chile and was also beaten by Brazil 21-12 in the Classification 5th-8th semifinal.

Diane Henderson served as Chef de mission of the TeamTTO delegation that consisted of 23 athletes (18 men, 5 women) and 17 officials.

Final Results


Kelsey Daniel - silver (7.90) - men's long jump

Tyriq Horsford - bronze (71.33) - men's javelin

Ianna Roach - 9th (12.-96) - women's shot put

Clement Campbell - 9th (7.27m) - men's lomng jump

Anson Moses - 8th (5,295) - Decathlon


Juan Rodriguez - lost in quarterfinals (Men's 52 kg)


Josiah Clarke - 7th (36.24) K1 200m Final B, K1 100m (DNS)


Ahkeem Boyd, Ahkeel Boyd, Jael Lewis, Mikhail Phillips - 8th

Preliminaries: Dominica (Won by default), def El Salvador (22-13), lost to Dominican Republic (21-8)

Quarterfinal: lost to Chile 19-14

Classification (5th -8th): lose to Brazil, 21-12

7th-8th Playoffs: lose to Argentina, 22-12

Ahkeel Boyd - three-point Shootout

Preliminaries - 1st (5/10)

Final- 4th (scored 7 in 14.80 seconds)


Michael Ackee - 6th - Men's Sprint

Tariq Woods - 11th -Men's Keirin

Zion Pulido - 14th - Men's Sprint, Men's Keirin (eliminated in repechage)

Syrese Christian - 7th -Keirin women, Women's sprint (DNS)

Men's Team Sprint - 5th (48.342)


Kael Yorke - 5th (54.09) - men's 100m fly Final A, 6th (2:09.38) 200m fly Final B, 8th (3:34.11)

Gabriela Donahue - 1st (1:05.14) 100m back Final B; 2nd (2:08.44) 200m free Final B, 8th (02:24.63) 200m IM, 7th (1:17.46) 100m breastroke (heats), 7th (1:00.18) 100m free (heats)

Graham Chatoor - 1st (8:33.58) - men's 800m free Final B, 1st (4:01.39) 400m free Final B, 1st (1:55.15) 200m free Final B, 8th (55.93) 100m free, 6th (16:20.48) 1,500m free

Nikoli Blackman - 7th (8:54.55) - men's 800m free Final B, 2nd (4:08.87) 400m free Final B, 5th (52.67) 100m free, 1st (23.47) 50m free Final B, 13th (17:02.08) 1,500m free

Zarek Wilson - 4th (23.79) 50m free Final B, 2nd (51.38) 100m free Final B, 8th (58.16) 100m fly Final B, 7th (1:05.52) 100m back, 8th (1:58.70) 200m free Final B,

Ornella Walker - 6th (01:09.13) 100m back Final B, 6th (2:38.28) 200m back Final B

Men's 4x100m freestyle (Chatoor, Blackman, Yorke, Wilson) - 8th (3:34.11)

Men's 4x100m relay medley (Chatoor, Blackman, Yorke, Wilson) - 8th (4:02.66)


Jean Marc Granderson - 27th (1:11.36)

Rachael Thompson-King