Two TeamTTO athletes, Ornella Walker from the sport of swimming and Zion Pulido from cycling will be walking side by side to carry the Trinidad and Tobago flag for the inaugural
Junior Pan American Games Opening Ceremony at 8:00pm on 25th November in Cali, Colombia.
Chef De Mission, Diane Henderson selected the two athletes following the opening ceremony requirements for the games. Henderson says that she is confident that both Zion and Ornella will carry the flag with dignity and pride. She also said that this will be an opportunity that would impact the both athletes and their journey throughout their sporting career. These two athletes will lead the team by flying the flag high for Trinidad and Tobago.
Zion, who recently competed and medalled at the Elite Pan American Track Championships, will be competing in both the individual and team sprints at the Alcides Nieto Patino
Ornella, currently a student of the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, represented Trinidad and Tobago at CISC, CCCAN and Carifta Games. She will also compete in the 100m
and 200m backstroke events at the National Sporting Center in Cali, Colombia.