Commenting on the success of T&T’s relay teams at the Commonwealth Games, Former Head of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee Brian Lewis says that people underestimated the significant setback that the Covid pandemic created.
He said some athletes were not active nor were they able to compete.
Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102 Digital this morning Lewis noted competition was backed up.
He maintained athletes have now gotten back into training and competition and it will take a while for them to get back up to scratch.
He said the Commonwealth Games just a few weeks after the Olympics and athletes were able to feed off of that training.
He explained that while success at the Commonwealth Games is certainly a wonderful achievement it’s not the same as the Olympics.
Commenting on the inability of the female athletes to produce medals he said that cyclist Teniel Campbell who finished sixth in the road race did an exceptional job.
He said that it was a significant achievement given the fact that she is T&T’s first female cyclist to compete at that level and she was basically doing it alone.
He said that there are challenges that have contributed to the lack of medals from female athletes.