Rheeza Grant, Kwanieze John and Chanelle Young

ULTIMATELY SUCCESSFUL MEETING: In this photo taken in February, Trinidad and Tobago bid representatives Rheeza Grant, left, Kwanieze John, centre, and Chanelle Young, right, pose with members of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) inspection team during their visit to Trinidad. The CGF announced on Friday that T&T won the bid to host the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. Gibraltar was the other contender.

TWO of the three-member successful Commonwealth Youth Games 2021 bid team have emphasised the execution of their pillar points: Youth, e-sports and Trinbago culture, if Trinidad and Tobago is to host a successful Games.

Rugby North America (RAN) programme manager Kwanieze John and TTOC project officer, athletes services and programmes Rheeza Grant were ecstatic and elated at the prospect of this country hosting the CYG 2021, the seventh edition of the Games.

Former TTOC project officer, marketing and communications, Chanelle Young, currently working with Pan Am Sports, completes the team which conceptualised and put together the Trinidad and Tobago Commonwealth Games Association (TTCGA) bid entitled “Trinbago 2021”.


Keshorn Walcott made a winning return to competition, yesterday, landing the spear 81.87 metres to secure the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT) Track and Field Series 6 men’s javelin title, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

NABEEL MOHAMMED was crowned men’s A Division singles champion for the second year in succession when the curtain fell on the East Clubs Classified Tennis Tournament, yesterday, at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

The 22-year-old won the battle of the country’s top-two ranked players 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) over Akiel Duke for the spotlight title in the two-weekend tournament.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation’s (TTCF) two assessment events, to select national teams for upcoming competitions, has been postponed.

Originally scheduled to start on two consecutive Fridays (April 9 & 16), the event will now launch from April 16 with the second one pedalling off the following Friday (April 23) from 7 p.m. on both days at the same venue, the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

TOP Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Dylan Carter placed fourth in the Men’s 100m freestyle ‘A’ final of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, California, USA, yesterday, his final event of the five-day meet.

Tyra Gittens notched the best score of her career for a runaway victory in the women’s heptathlon at the Texas A&M Team Invitational, in the United States, on Saturday.