Anderson Peters

RELEASE: Grenada’s Anderson Peters launches the spear during the final of the Men’s Javelin competition at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. The Grenadian copped gold with a mark of 86.89 metres, on the fourth of his six allotted attempts. --Photo: AP

It wasn’t nearly as dramatic as 12 weeks ago in London, but from the east bank of the Demerara River in Guyana to the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Trinis were on edge yesterday afternoon with their countrymen striving for sporting success.

Few who experienced the climactic moments of the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s between England and New Zealand (it’s still bewildering to contemplate such a significant sporting occasion settled by a boundary countback in the hosts’ favour), at the same time that Novak Djokovic was outlasting the formidable challenge of the redoubtable Roger Federer just down the road in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon, will forget the emotional roller-coaster of those simultaneous spectacles on July 14.

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THE already cash-strapped Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must now fork out an additional $5 million in compensation to pay former men’s national senior team head coach Stephen Hart for wrongful dismissal, unpaid salaries and bonuses.

Trinidad and Tobago’s elite cyclists leave today en route to Hong Kong for the first of three World Cup events, crucial to their bid for Olympic qualification, with a timely $1million boost.

Over 180 special athletes took part in the annual Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) National Floor Hockey Games, held recently at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Facility in Pleasantville, San Fernando.

BOTH Trinidad and Tobago pairs won their final matches when the curtain fell on the 2019 NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour, Sunday night in Jamaica.

Darrel John notched a beaver-trick as leaders Cantaro United FC scored a comfortable 4-2 win away to North Coast SCC but the Santa Cruz-based club failed to shake off the chasing Trendsetter Hawks, following matches in the Northern Football Association’s Premiership on Sunday.

THE photo-finish camera was required to determine the winner after three players tied in the national under-16 female tennis trials on Sunday at the National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.