“It was the hardest thing I ever had to do in my life, but I had to go out there knowing my father is dead and not even buried as yet. I had to do it for him.”

There was no bereavement leave for Rheann Chung. Within days of the death of her beloved stepfather, Caribbean table tennis legend Dexter St Louis, the France-based Trinidad and Tobago player made the long trans-Atlantic trek from Bordeaux to Guatemala City to compete in the Pan American Games qualifying tournament.

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Left-hander Darren Bravo’s form remained a worry after he failed against India here Sunday, as West Indies ‘A’ suffered a batting collapse on the penultimate day of their three-day match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Keshorn Walcott took just one throw in the men’s javelin event at the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham IAAF Diamond League meet, in England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago field athlete landed the spear 72.94 metres for cellar position in the nine-man field. Following his first round effort, Walcott retired from the competition.

EVERSON LATCHMAN scored four straight goals as Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 boys water polo team rallied for a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Peru, yesterday, for it opening victory of the UANA (Swimming Union of the Americas) Pan American Youth Water Polo Championships, taking place at the National Aquatic Centre, in Couva.

Trinidadian striker Marcus “Lobo” Joseph continued his scoring streak in India’s Durand Cup with another hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated TRAU FC 4-1, in the final Group ‘D’ yesterday.

VENEZUELAN Johnny Noreiga-Brito scored the lone goal, and his fifth of the season, when leading Morvant Caledonia AIA to a 1-0 victory over Police FC on Saturday and to the top of Division One of the Ascension Invitational football league with a perfect record from five matches played.