Sports

A gentleman has fallen

The lo­cal crick­et­ing fra­ter­ni­ty was thrown in­to shock with the news that crick­et um­pire Carl­ton Best was killed by rob­bers at the age of 38.

It is un­der­stood that Best a res­i­dent of San­gre Grande went miss­ing two days ago and his rel­a­tives re­port­ed this to the po­lice who went in search of him.

A body was found just af­ter mid­night on Wednes­day in the Aranguez area and his rel­a­tives were called in to iden­ti­fy. To their hor­ror it was Carl­ton and an au­top­sy has been or­dered for Fri­day to de­ter­mine the cause of his death.

Chow gets silver, Carter settles for bronze

Na­tion­al row­er Fe­lice Chow won sil­ver in the time of 7:46.53 in Women's Sin­gles Scull Fi­nal at the Pan Amer­i­can Games on Fri­day morn­ing, at Al­bufera Medio Mun­do in Li­ma, Pe­ru. She won T&T's eighth medal of the Games.

T&T now has two gold (in cy­cling), four sil­ver (in track cy­cling/road cy­cling/ath­let­ics/row­ing) and a bronze (box­ing & swim­ming).

T&T sprint cyclists land gold

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 un­der the guid­ance of na­tion­al cy­cling tech­ni­cal di­rec­tor Erin Hartwell 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.

NAAA reinstates Keshorn's golden throw

T&T's sec­ond Olympic Games gold medal­list Keshorn Wal­cott has won his protest af­ter his dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion from the men's javelin event at the NGC/Na­tion­al As­so­ci­a­tion of Ath­let­ics Ad­min­is­tra­tion (NAAATT) Open Cham­pi­onships on Sat­ur­day at the Hase­ly Craw­ford Sta­di­um, Mu­cu­rapo.

The 26-year-old Wal­cott, who has been suc­cess­ful at the Olympics, Com­mon­wealth Games, Pan Am, CAC, World Youth Ju­nior and Carif­ta Games, had plac­ing re­in­stat­ed af­ter his man­age­ment team made a suc­cess­ful ap­peal.

Carter, Lyons miss out on semis qualifications

T&T swim­mers, Dy­lan Carter and Cadell Lyons both failed to qual­i­fy for the semi­fi­nals of their re­spec­tive men's 50m freestyle and 100m but­ter­fly events when at the 18th FI­NA World Cham­pi­onship which con­tin­ued at the Nam­bu In­ter­na­tion­al Aquat­ic Cen­tre, in Gwangju, South Ko­rea on Fri­day.

The 23-year-old Carter who qual­i­fied for the 100m freestyle at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tues­day night, had a dis­ap­point­ing end to the cham­pi­onship with a 41st place fin­ish in the men's 50m freestyle.

Russell, Bravo axed for India ODI tour

ST JOHN’S, An­tigua – In­jury-plagued An­dre Rus­sell and Dar­ren Bra­vo have been axed for the three-match One-Day In­ter­na­tion­al se­ries against In­dia start­ing next month.

Both fea­tured in the just con­clud­ed ICC World Cup in Eng­land but had lit­tle im­pact in their lim­it­ed ap­pear­ances.

From that World Cup squad, speed­ster Shan­non Gabriel and off-spin­ner Ash­ley Nurse have al­so been dropped, along with bats­man Sunil Am­bris who was called up as an in­jury re­place­ment for Rus­sell.

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