Their fate decided when St Kitts and Nevis defeated Antigua and Barbuda 10-0 in yesterday’s opening match, the only option for the Trinidad and Tobago women was to find consolation by ending the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament with pride.

But once again, that objective proved to be hard going. The Women Warriors played out a goalless draw against Dominican Republic last evening at the Ato Boldon Stadium. Trinidad and Tobago thus finished on seven points and failed to advance to the Concacaf Zone final round of qualifying for Japan 2020, finishing a disappointing third and adrift of both deserving Group A winners St Kitts and Nevis (10 points) and runner-up Dominican Republic (8 points).

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Their fate decided when St Kitts and Nevis defeated Antigua and Barbuda 10-0 in yesterday’s opening match, the only option for the Trinidad and Tobago women was to find consolation by ending the Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament with pride.

Team captain Shiva Sookdeo is satisfied with the performance of the Trinidad and Tobago karate representatives at the recently-concluded Curacao Open. The team won 12 gold medals and Sookdeo pointed to this as an improvement. “The tournament was a tough one, as expected. The Curacao open is a tough tournament yearly. The performance by the national team improved from our last outing in August to present,” he said.

The eighth edition of the Beacon Cycling on the Avenue pedals off today in Woodbrook with a grand prize of $10,000 up for grabs in the main event, featuring riders from across the globe.

BOTH Trinidad and Tobago’s pairs finished down the field in the eighth leg of the NORCECA (North, Central America and the Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour Sunday in Dominican Republic. Playing at this level for the first time in the last few years, Tevin Joseph and Kareem Thomas ended up in a four-way tie at the rear in 13th place.

While former national men’s champions Royalians are enduring a difficult period, languishing at the bottom of local rugby’s Championship Division standings, their female counterparts are proudly flying the all-blue pennant, well clear of their nearest challengers in the race for the national women’s championship.

Opportunity knocks large this afternoon for both Naparima and St Anthony’s College in round nine of the Premier Division in the Secondary Schools Football League.