Ahkeel Boyd will go for gold tomorrow in the Junior Pan American Games men’s 3x3 basketball shootout in Cali, Colombia.
Boyd was in fine form late on Thursday, scoring five times to top the preliminary round. Each participant had 30 seconds to take 10 shots, with the top four progressing to the final. Boyd was successful on 50 percent of his attempts, the Trinidad and Tobago player completing his 10-shot assignment in 27.40 seconds.
Trinidad and Tobago’s first two medals in the history of the Junior Pan American Games were earned by members of the same Parlatuvier, Tobago family.
On Tuesday, Tyriq Horsford opened the T&T medal account at the multisport games for Under-23 athletes with men’s javelin bronze, the US-based thrower landing the spear 71.33 metres. On Wednesday, Kelsey Daniel went one better than his first cousin, disturbing the sand at a personal best 7.90 metres to grab men’s long jump silver.
The challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic have not prevented the National Gas Company (NGC) and the National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAATT) from having an impact on the development of track and field through the Youth Elite Programme (YEP).
National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAATT) acting president George Comissiong will bid for the organisa…