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Junior triathletes leave for Youth Olympic Games qualifier in Ecuador

A team of the country's top junior triathletes left today to compete in the CAMTRI Triathlon American Youth Olympic Games Qualifier in Salinas, Ecuador (June 30-July 1, 2018)

The team is being accompanied by coach Derrick Simon.

The team (from left to right):

Liam Trepte, Jean-Marc Granderson, coach Derrick Simon, Jonathan Thompson, Ayomide Gilbert-Semper

Not in picture: Rachel Grosberg & Kirsten St. Omer (currently enroute to Ecuador). 

T&T offered England, India Tests

This country has been given an opportunity to bid for Test, one day and T20 matches between the Windies and England and also between the Windies and India next year.

This was revealed by the president of Cricket West Indies (CWI), Dave Cameron yesterday. Speaking exclusively to Guardian Media Sports, the CWI boss revealed that he made a trip to Trinidad and paid a visit to the minister of Sports Shamfa Cudjoe, to bring her up to date with what is on offer in terms of international cricket for this country.

Shanika Hernandez wins gold in both kata and kumite in national Karate tournament

Shanika Hernandez won gold medals in both kata and kumite in her age group at the recent Trinidad and Tobago Karate Union (TTKU) national karate tournament held last Sunday at the Maloney Indoor courts.

Recently returning from Las Vegas, where she competed in the elite division of the USA Open karate championships, Hernandez is training with her sensei Neville Mason (7th Dan), toward possibly qualifying for a spot on the national team to represent the country at the Youth Olympics later this year.

This 8-year-old is making T&T proud

Eight-year old Anamika Toyer, won silver medals in kata and kumite at the USA Open karate tournament in Las Vegas held March 30th to April 1st, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

She was part of a team from Shotokan Karate International Federation Trinidad and Tobago (SKIFTT), representing Trinidad and Tobago at the tournament. Her coach Cindy Guevara (4th Dan), came away with a bronze in the kumite in her Division.

Toyer attends the Marina Regina Grade school, where she is an academic achiever as well as an athlete.

Shaka Hislop's daughter making name for herself in gymnastics

The daughter of former national football goalkeeper Shaka Hislop is making a name for herself in gymnastics in the United States, and she's doing it in a big way.

Last Saturday the University of North Carolina gymnast Khazia Hislop, won a conference championship.

Hislop, a sophomore, won the floor exercise at the Eastern Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) meet at Towon University, scoring a career-high 9.950.

On April 7th she will compete on the floor, vault and balance beam at the NCAA Southeast Regional championships at North Carolina State University.

Afghans humble Windies again

Favourites West Indies failed in their bid to put the finishing touches on an otherwise successful campaign as memeses Afghanistan trounced them by seven wickets yesterday to lift the ICC World Cup Qualifiers trophy.

Hoping for revenge in the final at Harare Sports Club after two losses in the competition to the Asian side, West Indies never mounted a serious challenge, dismissed for 204 and then watching as Afghanistan strolled to their target with nearly 10 overs remaining.

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