Keshorn Walcott


Reigning champions Keshorn Walcott and Cleopatra Borel are among 98 athletes selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the July 26 to August 11 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. At the 2015 edition of the Games in Toronto, Canada, Walcott struck gold in the men’s javelin, while Borel triumphed in the women’s shot put.

Also named on the athletics team are 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallists Michelle-Lee Ahye and Jereem “The Dream” Richards, as well as Machel Cedenio, who finished fourth in the men’s 400 metres final at the 2016 Olympic Games. Like Walcott and Borel, Cedenio was golden at the 2015 Pan Am Games. He was part of T&T’s winning men’s 4x400m team, and also picked up silver in the individual 400.

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THE burden on national team head coach Dennis Lawrence probably became a bit heavier last night after Trinidad and Tobago fell to a 2-0 defeat to Honduras in their Concacaf Nations League match at Hasely Crawford Stadium.

TRINIDAD and Tobago predictably finished at the bottom of Group B when the round-robin group stage of the NORCECA Women’s Continental Volleyball Cup ended yesterday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

THREE Trinidad and Tobago players won medals at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean Chess Festival in Honduras. Kyan Muradali, the national Under-8 champion from Sevilla Private Primary School, scored seven out of nine points and earned a silver medal in the Under-8 Absolute category, a result that makes him eligible for the Candidate Master (CM) title.

New Zealand cyclist Joel Yates used his Heatwave Cycling Club teamwork to win his debut Beacon 35-lap main event when the eighth edition of the Beacon Cycling on D Avenue pedalled off Wednesday night on Ariapita Avenue in Woodbrook.

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force will be ramping up their preparations for next month’s Cricket West Indies Super50 Cup next week with head coach Mervyn Dillon focussing on a few key areas which he said have let them down in the past.

There is no room for error left now for the Trinbago Knight Riders. And they will be hoping …