T&T’s sprint cyclists score goal at Pan American games


T&T’s sprint cyclists score goal at Pan American games


T&T’s Nicholas Paul, Njisane Phillip and Keron Bram­ble cap­tured the gold medal in the fi­nal of the Team men’s sprint event at the Pan Amer­i­can Games in Li­ma, Pe­ru on Thurs­day night.

The na­tion­al team clocked 43.792 sec­onds to earn T&T its first gold medal of the Games and sec­ond over­all, thanks to a bronze from box­er Michael Alexan­der in the men’s light wel­ter­weight class on Tues­day night.

Paul and Phillip held on to the na­tion­al flag with Bram­ble in their vic­to­ry lap as the T&T sup­port­ers which in­clud­ed T&T Olympic Com­mit­tee pres­i­dent Bri­an Lewis cheered un­con­trol­lably.

This af­ter dom­i­nat­ing the gold medal race whip­ping Co­lum­bia (44.584) to reach the top of the podi­um. Bram­ble clocked 17.938 in lap one (250m), Phillip pro­duced 12.655 for the sec­ond lap and Paul, 13.379 in the third.