Repeating as a medallist at the Olympic Games is no easy feat. The 2012 men's javelin champion, Keshorn Walcott proved his mettle with bronze at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But the Toco thrower's success did not happen by chance. A strong support system, including a pair of Cubans--coach Ismael Lopez Mastrapa and physiotherapist Abdel Murguia Miranda—as well as manager Sean Roach, kept him on course throughout the quadrennial.
“I got a second chance, ras. I didn't have to be here talking tuh allyuh. God forbid, I could have been in jail, or on the block smoking with a real big belly and three gold teeth in my mouth. Be a leader. Don't be a follower.”
For close to an hour, on Wednesday, Keston Bledman shared his life with a group of form three boys at St James Government Secondary, urging them to stay away from a life of thuggery.
Proverbs 24:10 King James Version (KJV). “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” In local parlance that means don’t play mas if you ‘fraid powder.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, 5th October 2016: Diligence, focus and determination - these were the habits that Trinidad and Tobago 400M Olympian, Machel Cedenio, told students assisted in his reaching the 2016 Rio Olympics and achieving his overall goals.
T&T’s three-member athletic delegation Akeem Stewart, Nyoshia Cain and Shanntol Ince finished tied with Finland for 56th on the medal table out of 163 countries as the Rio Paralympic Games came to a close yesterday. Its three-medal haul included one gold, one silver and one bronze.