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T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« on: August 03, 2016, 02:10:04 PM »
This thread dedicated to updates on non-track and field Trinidad and Tobago athletes competing at this year Olympics. For our Track and Field updates go to the Track & Field forum.


T&T team members

Boxing

Nigel Paul

Reynold Cox - Manager

Floyd Trumpet - Coach

 

Artistic Gymnasts


Marisa Dick

Anita Pelletier - Coach

 

Judo

Christopher George (-100kg category)

Mark Littrean - Manager/Coach

 

Cycling

Njisane Phillip

David Francis - Manager

Elisha Greene - Mechanic

 

Rowing

Felice Aisha Chow - Single Scull

Merryl See Tai - Manager

 

Sailing

Andrew Lewis - Laser

Kairon Serette - Manager

Bruno Fontes - Coach

 

Swimming

Dylan Carter - 100m Freestyle

George Bovell III - 50m Freestyle

George Bovell II - Manager

Roland Shoeman - Coach

 
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 02:11:53 PM »


Trinidad and Tobago flag raised in Olympic village 🇹🇹

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l455Rtpma4I

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 03:40:47 PM »

The Prince of Port-of-Spain extends his best wishes and shows his support for #TeamTT
https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/photos/a.183804871665991.38714.123604181019394/1079972102049259/?type=3&theater

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 05:08:14 PM »

Nice one from our T&T athletes in Rio  :beermug: 🇹🇹

https://twitter.com/briaclew/status/761376529037135872?s=04

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 07:19:16 PM »


Athletes representing Trinidad and Tobago just before the opening ceremony of Rio Olympics! 🇹🇹

https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/photos/a.183804871665991.38714.123604181019394/1080812195298583/?type=3&theater

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 08:23:21 PM »
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2016, 11:32:13 AM »

Team ‪T&T‬ crosses the stage !
Watch: https://www.facebook.com/atoboldon/posts/10154446904245152

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2016, 04:07:32 PM »
Get something and wave, jump and wave  :beermug:
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2016, 06:36:08 PM »
All the best ladies and gents.

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2016, 03:07:27 PM »
Well done, Marissa Dick scoring 13.066 on the beam  :beermug: (think that is good enough for her to qualify, not sure) 

https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/photos/a.183804871665991.38714.123604181019394/1082216241824845/?type=3&theater
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2016, 04:05:09 PM »
Well done, Marissa Dick scoring 13.066 on the beam  :beermug: (think that is good enough for her to qualify, not sure) 

https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/photos/a.183804871665991.38714.123604181019394/1082216241824845/?type=3&theater
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I now see her score was too low to progress. Still respect to her!

Watch video of her performance https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trinbagolife/permalink/2051478295076852/
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2016, 04:25:27 PM »
Damn I didn't know her event was today. Is there a schedule with when our athletes are competing?

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2016, 08:36:03 PM »
Damn I didn't know her event was today. Is there a schedule with when our athletes are competing?

See this https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/posts/1081314805248322

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2016, 10:39:37 AM »

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2016, 02:28:25 PM »
Damn I didn't know her event was today. Is there a schedule with when our athletes are competing?

Here is a better one https://www.facebook.com/notes/trinidad-and-tobago-olympic-committee/team-tto-rio-2016-schedule/1082728701773599

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2016, 06:46:50 PM »

T&T rower, Aisha Chow, advancing to quarterfinals!

https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/photos/a.183804871665991.38714.123604181019394/1082658848447251/?type=3&theater
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In case you missed out on the action today, catch up with T&T's Aisha Chow's qualifying row from this morning

WATCH: https://www.facebook.com/TTOlympicCommittee/videos/1082972801749189/


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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2016, 11:44:18 AM »
Dylan Carter wins his 100 m Freestyle heat  but misses out on qualifying for the semis by .22 seconds  :-[

1      2   TTO   CARTER Dylan   0.64   23.49   48.80
2      6   HUN   BOHUS Richard   0.63   23.20   48.86
3      4   HUN   KOZMA Dominik   0.65   23.24   48.92
4      3   KOR   PARK Taehwan   0.65   23.79   49.24
5      1   VEN   QUINTERO Cristian   0.66   23.72   49.25
6      5   BLR   TSURKIN Yauhen   0.65   23.77   49.37
7      7   FIN   LIUKKONEN Ari-Pekka   0.73   24.00   50.14
7      8   NZL   STANLEY Matthew   0.73   24.61   50.14
whey boy!

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2016, 01:06:33 PM »
^^ His swim was a new national record  :beermug:

Despite him not progressing to the semi final it was a good representation of the country in Rio.

WATCH his Dylan race here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trinbagolife/permalink/2052764734948208/
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2016, 04:40:04 PM »
Hard luck, youth. You came first, but not fast enough. A sport where seconds count. Congrats and all the best for the future.

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2016, 05:01:15 PM »
Dylan Carter wins his 100 m Freestyle heat  but misses out on qualifying for the semis by .22 seconds  :-[

1      2   TTO   CARTER Dylan   0.64   23.49   48.80
2      6   HUN   BOHUS Richard   0.63   23.20   48.86
3      4   HUN   KOZMA Dominik   0.65   23.24   48.92
4      3   KOR   PARK Taehwan   0.65   23.79   49.24
5      1   VEN   QUINTERO Cristian   0.66   23.72   49.25
6      5   BLR   TSURKIN Yauhen   0.65   23.77   49.37
7      7   FIN   LIUKKONEN Ari-Pekka   0.73   24.00   50.14
7      8   NZL   STANLEY Matthew   0.73   24.61   50.14

So ... he might have made the semis had he been in a different heat or had a stronger swimmer in his?

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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2016, 11:08:47 AM »

* I have to post this, because I see SporTT posting about youth camps as if this is the answer to our problems*

T&T sporting authorities always amaze me with their lack of foresight. I will say something that has been said for years. So if I am a young boy or girl and I am watching the Olympics and I want to be future Olympian star swimmer for my country where do I go? How do I start? Is there any professional swimming clubs in Trinidad? Is there any serious programs? Every mid-yar school break we doing youth camps lol, youth camps are fun for children to keep out of trouble during school break. Instead I am talking about something serious to develop our talent and produce world beaters in sports like swimming, rowing, gymnastics, tennis. We need professional disciplined coaching which most likely will need to be hired from OUTSIDE Trinidad and Tobago, we need the proper facilities, we need financial investment from our businesses in T&T, which means the different sporting federations need to get off their backside and negotiate with sponsors. Ultimately we need 24 hour professionals who want to see T&T be successful as a country in different sporting disciplines at International events such as the Olympics.


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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2016, 12:10:05 PM »
Dylan Carter wins his 100 m Freestyle heat  but misses out on qualifying for the semis by .22 seconds  :-[

1      2   TTO   CARTER Dylan   0.64   23.49   48.80
2      6   HUN   BOHUS Richard   0.63   23.20   48.86
3      4   HUN   KOZMA Dominik   0.65   23.24   48.92
4      3   KOR   PARK Taehwan   0.65   23.79   49.24
5      1   VEN   QUINTERO Cristian   0.66   23.72   49.25
6      5   BLR   TSURKIN Yauhen   0.65   23.77   49.37
7      7   FIN   LIUKKONEN Ari-Pekka   0.73   24.00   50.14
7      8   NZL   STANLEY Matthew   0.73   24.61   50.14

So ... he might have made the semis had he been in a different heat or had a stronger swimmer in his?


Maybe you are right and he may have qualified with a stronger group; looks like he's got a bright future  :beermug:
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2016, 03:33:13 PM »
And so the torch is passed.
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2016, 06:01:00 PM »
George Bovell third in his 50m freestyle heat and his time was not fast enough to qualify to the semis
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2016, 04:37:41 PM »

I am reading some of the comments on social media in response to poor performances from most of our athletes at the Olympics.

All I would say is the T&T public is used to failures from our national athletes so they have been conditioned to commend failure. Athletes struggling to get out the preliminary stages and I see people commenting with "you did great" .."you made the country proud"..

Who to blame for this weakness in our national psyche?
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2016, 04:39:15 PM »
Nigel Paul knocked out
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Re: T&T athletes in Rio 2016 thread
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2016, 04:49:58 PM »
Nigel Paul knocked out

ah boy.. well he is just part of an entire Olympic team that have been disappointing

and the Olympic committee here in Trini talking about ten golds by 2024 Olympics. Right now dey dreaming yes