TRIPLE OLYMPIC medallist Richard Thompson and Semoy Hackett topped the respective men’s and women’s 100 metres preliminary round fields yesterday, as the 2016 NGC/Sagicor-sponsored NAAA National Open Track and Field Championships began at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.
T&T’s Cleopatra Borel came good again yesterday, to earn second spot in the Women’s shot put at the Spitzen meeting in Lucerne, Switzerland, with a second-round effort of 18.43 metres at the Allmend Stadium.
Top national women’s sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste says knowing that Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s 4x100 metre (m) relay team has a chance to make history at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is one of her biggest motivations.
IMPROVED PERFORMANCES are expected from the national athletes at the NAAA (National Association of Athletic Administrations) NGC/Sagicor National Open Championships from June 24-26, as a refurbished track at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo will be utilised at the Olympic qualifying meet.
Three of this country’s Olympic medal hopefuls Cleopatra Borel, Machel Cedenio and Andrew Lewis are staying focused on participating at the Rio, Olympic Games this August 5th -21st, even as top athletes around the world continue express concern about the Zika virus in the host country Brazil.
SARA WOLLASTON whipped the field to win the Girls Under-20 100-metre final yesterday evening, as the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)/National Gas Company (NGC)/ NAAA Junior Championships began at the Dwight Yorke Stadium, Bacolet.