Not the first time athletes sent to ALBA games

Dear Editor,

With reference to an article by Treiston Joseph in the Stabroek News sport section dated July 2, 2011 titled ‘Guyana sending 29 athletes to ALBA games in Venezuela,’ it was stated in the third paragraph that this would be the first time that our country would be sending athletes to the Olympic-style event. However, I would like to say that this is not true since I represented Guyana along with Mr Geoffrey Sankies who was my manager, at the ALBA games in 2007 in the discipline of Judo, and almost won a bronze medal losing to a Guatemalan in the repechage semi-final.

Since I cannot say for sure that it was a mistake on Mr Joseph’s part or that of the sport ministry, I would just like to set the record straight and say that this would not be the first local team to represent Guyana at the ALBA games.

Yours faithfully,
Bruce Fraser – 2nd dan
Rising Sun Judo Club

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