TT rower books spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

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TT rower books spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Great news for Trinidad and Tobago rower Felice Aisha Chow.

The 44-year-old gave a solid showing at the Continental Qualification Regatta in Rio, Brazil, on Friday, booking herself a spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

This will be her second Olympics after she competed in the women’s singles sculls at the 2016 Games, also in Rio.

In the final which included six racers, Chow finished third in eight minutes and 13.91 seconds (08:13.91). Winning the final was Mexican Kenia Lechuga in 08:04.62 and Alejandra Alonso of Paraguay was second in 08:09.82.

In an interview, Chow said “This last year has been incredibly difficult and challenging for many reasons with the pandemic. This regatta was no different with the organisers making a lot of last minute changes to the schedule and adaptations and that was really hard on all the athletes, but it was definitely another challenge to get through.”

She said “I am so happy that I get the chance to represent TT one more time on the Olympic stage.”