Trinidad and Tobago Olympic sprinter Njisane Phillip had a disappointing day at the London leg of the cycling World Cup yesterday. Phillip who was fourth in the event at the London 2012 Olympics, did not get past the 1/16 finals.
Phillip, who had health issues this year, was just the 23rd fastest man in the Flying 200 qualifiers out of 41, in a time of 10.260 seconds. Edward Dawkins of New Zealand was top of the field in 9.975. Phillip’s low placing put him in a 1/16 rideoff with the second fastest qualifier, Robert Forstermann of Germany (10.008). Forstermann was the winner over three laps, with Phillip eliminated. Forstermann eventually placed eighth after the four-man race for fifth to eighth places.
On Saturday, Phillip’s teammate Kwesi Browne got to the repechage stage of the keirin where he was eliminated by Japan’s Kazunari Watanabe in a close race.