—-Boxers, athletes getting ready for competition
Guyana’s contingent of boxers and track and field athletes which arrived in Santiago, Chile on March 5 for the South American Championships have acclimatized and will spring into action today.
According to a release by the Chef-de-Mission, Gokarn Ramdhani, the team which comprises three boxers and five athletes, are acclimatizing with their daily training under the supervision of their coaches who are using their experience to ready the nation’s representatives for competition.
The release further stated that the coaches Lyndon Wilson (athletics) and Terrence Poole (boxing) will attend their technical meetings today and will be given all the necessary information for the competition.
Guyana’s representatives are Eon Bancroft, Theresa London, Dennis Thomas (boxers), Winston George, Cleveland Ford, Cleveland Thomas, Wayne Harlequin and Alicia Fortune (track and field).
The Flag Raising ceremony was held on March 6 and gifts were exchanged with the Chef-de-Mission who made the presentation to the Director of the Games.
On March 7, the opening ceremony took place and the teams paraded around the stadium. There was also the lighting of the torch and a vast display of fireworks.
President of the GOA K.A Juman Yassin also met with the team and motivated them to compete with excellence.
The team is expected to return on March 19.