Teniel Campbell

SILVER QUEEN: Trinidad and Tobago’s Teniel Campbell shows off her silver medal from the Cycling Women’s road time-trial event last week Wednesday, at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis decribed Team TTO’s performance at the just-concluded Lima 2019 Pan American Games as encouraging, and promised a quick pay-out to qualified athletes under the organisation’s medal bonus scheme.

And Team TTO chef de mission Diannne Henderson, said: “It’s ecstatic to know that I was a part of the highest-ever medal haul at a Pan Am Games. Athletes are going into competition more prepared in some sports.”

The quadrennial western hemispheric multi-sport Games concluded Sunday night in the Peruvian host city after this country recorded its hugest ever medal haul of 13 — two gold, eight silver, three bronze — besting the previous standard of eight (3-3-2) attained at the Toronto 2015 edition.


Ato Boldon is strongly opposed to the new World Athletics (formerly IAAF) Diamond League format. The 2020 Diamond League Final in Zurich, Switzerland will not feature the 200 metres, discus, triple jump and 3,000m steeplechase.

THE Diego Martin Sports Complex has become such a successful football venue, regularly attracting a large turnout of fans, that it will be the stage of tonight’s First Citizens Cup final. It will be the first time the final has ever held in Diego Martin.

DECEASED Trinidad and Tobago boxer Giselle “Magic” Salandy has missed out on a place in history as female fighters — Christy Martin, Lucia Rijker and Barbara Buttrick — will make history in Canastota next June as the first female boxers inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

CULTURAL ROOTS have been crowned champions of the 2019 Northern Football Association’s (NFA) Premier League, having wrapped up the title with a 2-0 home win over Trendsetter Hawks on Wednesday evening at the Dibe Recreational Ground, off Long Circular Road in St James. They join Frontline FC who secured the Championship Division title just days before.

SHEMAR BRITTON struck gold for the second year in succession Wednesday night in the RMSL (Reliability Maintenance Services Limited) Super Singles Table Tennis Tournament.

Trinidad and Tobago international netballer Samantha Wallace has been named among the top 10 players for the 2019 season of the Australian Suncorp Super League, considered the best professional netball league in the world.