Portious Warren head shot

PRECIOUS METAL: Trinidad and Tobago's Portious Warren

Portious Warren snatched shot put silver for Trinidad and Tobago at the World University Games in Napoli, Italy, yesterday. The University of Alabama student threw the iron ball 17.82 metres. Canadian Sarah Mitton grabbed gold with an 18.31m effort, while bronze went to Poland’s Klaudia Kardasz at 17.65.

In the qualifying competition, Warren threw 17.31m to finish second, behind another Canadian, Brittany Crew (17.54m). Mitton and Kardasz were fifth and sixth, respectively, throwing 17.08 and 16.94. In the finals, Crew could only manage 17.07m, and had to settle for seventh spot.

Warren’s T&T teammate, Central Arizona College’s Cherisse Murray was 15th in qualifying at 14.96m, and did not progress to the finals.

On Tuesday, in the discus finals, Warren fouled her three attempts to finish last in the 12-woman competition. The T&T field athlete was eighth in Monday’s qualifying event with a 52.94m throw. Murray produced a 44.41m effort for 26th spot. She did not advance.

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Another T&T athlete, Texas A&M University student Tyra Gittens disturbed the sand at 6.37 metres to finish fifth in Tuesday’s women’s long jump finals. On Monday, she was eighth in qualifying at 6.28. Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk struck gold in the finals with a 6.84m leap.

Gittens was back in action yesterday, in high jump qualifying. She cleared the bar at 1.75m to claim tenth spot, securing a berth in tomorrow’s 13-woman finals.

At the New Jersey International Track and Field Meet in the United States, last Saturday, T&T’s Kareem Roberts and Kashef Daniel were third and seventh, respectively, in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.14m and 1.99. Andre Marcano topped heat two in the men’s 100m dash in 10.64 seconds, progressing to the final as the fastest qualifier. The T&T sprinter, however, did not face the starter in the championship race.


Often a pain in their side, constitution expert and former referee and school principal Osmond Downer has come out in support of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on an issue of transparency in its forthcoming elections.

Naparima College are quickly disappearing from sight but both St Anthony’s and Presentation College San Fernando have the chance today to narrow the gap at the top of the Premier Division of the Secondary Schools Football League. 

CATHERINE SPICER has dropped to fourth in the national table tennis rankings after missing the Trinbago Open Tournament two weeks ago at National Racquet Centre, Orange Grove Main Road, Tacarigua.

Top Team TTO swimmer Dylan Carter will make his International Swimming League (ISL) campaign debut today when the two-day competition splashes off in Lewisville, Texas.

The top five finishers in last year’s First Citizens UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon are expected to be back in action in the 2019 edition of the 13.1-mile race, scheduled to start at 5am tomorrow outside the UWI SPEC indoor facility, in St Augustine.

New West Indies lead selector Roger Harper says next month’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan will be one of the “most important” the West Indies will play going forward.