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Welcome Back Team TTO!

From left; Mr Ronson Hackshaw, Akeem Stewart, Carlos Greene, Mr. Pradeep Vishnu and Mr Sudhir Ramessar (front) at the VIP Lounge of the Piarco International Airport last night.

Officials from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs were on hand last evening to welcome the athletes who participated at the recently concluded 2017 World Para Athletics Championships held in London, England.

In his brief address to the contingent, Mr. Ronson Hackshaw, Assistant Director, Physical Education and Sport in the Ministry, congratulated the team on an outstanding performance. He also noted that this was a historic moment as they were able to capture two gold medals, one bronze medal, and achieve two new world records. He thanked the coaches, supporters and the management team of the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee for their dedicated time and service in helping our athletes achieve success. He urged them to continue to make our country and citizens proud and aim for the highest level of success in their respective disciplines.

Sudhir Ramessar, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee thanked the country for the continued support to their athletes, referring to them as “world class athletes who continue to excel against the odds.”

Akeem Stewart, world record holder expressed his gratitude to God, his sponsors and his team members for their support and the ability to make it all happen. He reiterated that it was a dream come through although he went to the games with high expectations, he didn’t expect to surpass his expectations in the disciplines in which he participated.

Overall, the team returned with three medals. Akeem Stewart won gold in the Men’s F44 Javelin Throw and Men’s Shot Put F44 Final breaking both world records and Nyoshia Cain won bronze in the Women’s 100m T44 Final.

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs joins the nation in extending congratulations and sincere appreciation to our athletes who excelled at the World Para Athletics Championships. Trinidad and Tobago continues to stand with our paralympic athletes as they continue to represent our country with great pride.

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MSYA Congratulates Akeem Stewart

(Photo Credit – CNC3)

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs joins the nation in congratulating Akeem Stewart on his new world record. During the Men's Javelin Throw F44 Final at the World Para Athletics Championships, Akeem landed 57.61 metres which won him a gold medal.

What's Happening in Sport?

Caribbean Queens again

LED THE WAY FOR T&T: Krystle Esdelle
T&T’s Channon Thompson, centre, receives her MVP award at the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championship held in Jamaica. PHOTO: SEAN MORRISON

TRINIDAD and Tobago saved their best for last as they soared to their sixth title in succession when the curtain fell on the CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Federation) Women’s Championships on Monday night in Jamaica.

Calypso Spikers in 7th heaven

Greece-based Krystle Esdelle led three players in double-figure scoring as T&T “Calypso Spikers” brushed aside host Jamaica in straight sets to lift a record sixth straight and seventh overall title when the 16th Senior Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) Championship, the 2018 FIVB Women’s World Championship Second Round qualifier ended in Kingston, Jamaica on Monday night.

What's Happening in Youth?

Young athletes off to Commonwealth Games

Members of the Trinidad and Tobago team for the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games pose for a picture during a send-off function hosted by the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) in the VIP Lounge at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port-of-Spain, yesterday. PHOTO: KERWIN PIERRE

“Give it your best,” said Jehue Gordon to the beaming faces of some of the 50 athletes that will be representing T&T at the sixth Commonwealth Youth Games at a send off function hosted by the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) in the VIP Lounge at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port-of-Spain.

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