Kwame Laurence PanAm

I asked for prayers ahead of my AIPS Ameri­ca Games ball throw title defence here in Manaus, Brazil, yesterday, at the hemispheric games for sports journalists.

At the 2015 Games, also in Man­aus, I jumped into the ball throw event after finishing second in the table tennis competi­tion. Unexpectedly, I struck gold in the 35-50 age group.

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Keshorn Walcott made a winning return to competition, yesterday, landing the spear 81.87 metres to secure the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT) Track and Field Series 6 men’s javelin title, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

NABEEL MOHAMMED was crowned men’s A Division singles champion for the second year in succession when the curtain fell on the East Clubs Classified Tennis Tournament, yesterday, at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

The 22-year-old won the battle of the country’s top-two ranked players 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) over Akiel Duke for the spotlight title in the two-weekend tournament.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation’s (TTCF) two assessment events, to select national teams for upcoming competitions, has been postponed.

Originally scheduled to start on two consecutive Fridays (April 9 & 16), the event will now launch from April 16 with the second one pedalling off the following Friday (April 23) from 7 p.m. on both days at the same venue, the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

TOP Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Dylan Carter placed fourth in the Men’s 100m freestyle ‘A’ final of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, California, USA, yesterday, his final event of the five-day meet.

Tyra Gittens notched the best score of her career for a runaway victory in the women’s heptathlon at the Texas A&M Team Invitational, in the United States, on Saturday.