Wednesday 22nd June, 2005

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Rising track and field stars!

Three of the stars that bagged gold medals at the Sagicor Junior Championships which took place on the weekend at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. From clockwise are:

Precious Rogers of Toco TAFAC produces a big leap (5.45m) to win the Girls Under 18 long jump, and secured gold in the 100m hurdles in 15:49 seconds.

PILAR MC SHINE completes the double in the Girls Under-20 age distance races. She won the 800m in 13.02 sec and 1,500m in 4:52.07 sec.

Monique Cabral was the toast in the sprint events inwhich she raced away with both titles. She won the 100m in (10.78 sec) and in the 200m she did 24.01 sec.



Business as usual at the WICB

Teddy Griffith announced that he would not be standing for a second term as president of the WICB and a deadline was set for the nomination of candidates for the post. The deadline came and passed without nominations being received and the meeting was postponed to a later date...

The Spalksman with Anil Roberts

Lequay self-appointed cricket deity

Cricket belongs to no man. Regardless of the extent to which the individual exists in his own alternate reality. Alloy Lequay continues to dwell in the realm of fantasy. He believes that he has been great for cricket and in fact, cricket owes its continued existence in no small part to his perceived administrative prowess...


Little Dwight set to repeat history

Down through the ages, history has tended to repeat itself. Napoleon, the European imperialist, saw his unstoppable armies defeated by Russian forces, as did Hitler two centuries later...

Other Sports

Young stars lift standards

The youngsters who took part in the Sagicor Junior Championships on Saturday and Sunday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium have given the individuals appointed to pick T&T’s World Youth Track and Field Championships and Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Senior Championships teams quite a task...

Sprott a stickler for success

It is said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. But for coach Albert Sprott and the basketball team at the International School of Port-of-Spain (ISPS), first impression never mattered...

Strong in more ways than one

For Brendon Strong, karate is not just a mere hobby. It is a way of life. The 21-year-old, who recently won a silver medal in kumite at the Pan American Senior Championships in Argentina, believes that the values picked up in karate can be put to use in all walks of life...

Supreme battle on the Indian Trail

Come rain or shine, the show will go on at Indian Trail, Couva on Sunday. 20 riders in Expert, Novice, Intermediate and Mini bike classes will be competing more than for the honours in the 2005 Motocross Season. The Off Road Motorcycle Association of (TORMATT). Several riders have been upgrading their bikes to newer models to give them that competitive edge and spectators and fans can expect to see some very exciting races throughout the afternoon...

Par for the course

Come August 10, the annual Caribbean Championships will get underway in the island of St. Kitts. Last week, at the end of four days of trials at the St. Andrew’s Golf Course, the national selectors announced the teams that will represent T&T at the tournament...

Double Rooks by Carl Jacobs

Chess in The Vatican - Was Pope John Paul one of the game’s devotees?

Was John Paul II one of the Popes who dabbled in the royal game? Rumours that he found some relaxation over the chessboard amidst his heavy Vatican duties circulated in high church places, but open evidence for this seemed somewhat unreliable, however fascinating...






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