Now is the time to build a stadium in Toco in honour of double Olympic medallist Keshorn Walcott, says chairman of the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation Martin “Terry” Rondon.

Rondon made the statement to the Sunday Guardian moments after Walcott won a bronze medal at the Rio games. It is the only medal this country has won at this year’s Olympic games.

“Now is the time to get our stadium. Now is the time to have a proper place for training our athletes in Toco. Now is the time, let’s use this win in order to get a stadium in Toco,” Rondon said.

He said since Walcott won the gold medal at the London Olympics there has been an increase in young athletes in the village.

“Keshorn’s achievement is for the youngsters. That is for the youngsters, those youngsters in Toco. Since four years ago athletics in Toco has gone so far you can see the development of athletics in the Toco area. If you go to the secondary school you will see how many trophies have been won by those children and now with this we can expect even more athletes will come out from Toco,” he said.

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Some days local fans are frustrated by the performance of the West Indies cricket team, yesterday they were left frustrated with the drainage system at the Queen’s Park Oval, as under brilliant sunshine, there was no play on the scheduled second day of the Fourth Seagrams Test match because of as unfit playing field.

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