T&T’s athletic curse broken, as the nation’s young talent shines at the Pan American games


T&T’s athletic curse broken, as the nation’s young talent shines at the Pan American games

Trinidad and Tobago athletes have so far secured 13 medals at the 2019 Pan American games in Lima, Peru.

Two gold, eight silver and three bronze.

In the men’s Hockey, T&T took down Cuba 2-1, playing for 5th place against Cuba with Marcus James and Teague Marcano getting passed the Cuban goalkeeper.

Also making waves at the Pan American games, is T&T’s Track and Field athletes.

T&T grabbed the Bronze medal in the men’s 4x400m with a time of 3:02.25. Athletes, Jereem Richards , Deon Lendore , Dwight St Hillaire and Machel Cedenio once again made the country proud.

Trinidad and Tobago 4×100 men’s team nabbed the silver medal clocking in at 38.46 in Lima, Peru.
T&T’s track stars were Jerod Elcock, Keston Bledman, Akanni Hislop and Kyle Greaux.

Check them out in action below…

Hailing from the North Coast of Trinidad, one of the country’s talented athletes, the games defending Pan American  champ, Keshorn Walcott took Silver in the Men’s Javelin throw.

Keshorn Walcott, Anderson Peters and Albert Reynolds

The two-time Olympic medalist Walcott’s threw 83.55m putting him in second place behind Grenadian, Anderson Peters who achieved a Pan American record with an effort of 87.31m. Taking the Bronze is Albert Reynolds of St. Lucia  with 82.19m.

Olympic Medalist, Keshorn Walcott

Another young and vibrant star making waves off the tracks is, Swimmer, Dylan Carter who secured a bronze medal in the Men’s 100m Backstroke.

Dylan is also preparing for the  2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This will be his second time at the Olympics following his appearance at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

T&T’s female athletes also made a huge dent at the Pan American games.

Gabriela Donahue placed 3rd in the Women’s 100m Backstroke with a time of 1:04.62.

Gabriela Donahue was named the most outstanding 13-14 female swimmer for her five individual gold medals and one silver, at the 2019 Carifta Games.

Gabriela Donahue

Pictures and videos courtesy Team TTO on Facebook