The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) yesterday named a 38-member squad to participate at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
The games will run fro9m July 23 to August 3.
Former Caribbean squash champion Garfield Wiltshire is the chef-de-mission and Aliann Pompey, a former Commonwealth Games 400m champion the General Manager.
Guyana will compete in rifle shooting, track and field, swimming squash, boxing, cycling and table tennis.
Most of the teams will be represented by the top performers in the disciplines but there are a few new faces among them Shemar Britton who has been named to the men’s team ahead of national champion Nigel Bryan.
Paul David, who is reportedly also in China and Christopher Franklyn comprise the remaining members of the men’s team.
The women’s team will see the return of Jody Ann Blake who has been out of competitive table tennis for a while. Blake got the nod over rising star Akecia Nedd and the Guyana Table Tennis Association will obviously be banking on Blake’s experience (She has a victory over Caribbean champion Rheann Chung) to see them through.
Rifle shooting will be spearheaded by the stalwarts Mahendra Persaud, Lennox Braithwaite and Ransford Goodluck while squash will look to world ranked Nicolette Fernandes and Sunil Seth, last year’s CASA men’s singles runner up to bring the team and Guyana glory.
Athletics will look to Adam Harris, Stephan James and Winston George while the cyclists will be led by Raynauth Jeffrey, Alanzo Graves and Geron Williams.
Boxing will look to Eon Bancroft and Dennis Thomas.
The teams are Rifle Shooting:-Mahendra Persaud, Lennox Braithwaite and
Ransford Goodluck – Manager/Coach.
Cycling :- Alonzo Greaves, Raynauth Jeffrey, Geron Williams, Scott Savory, Marlon Williams, Claire Fraser-Green, Dwayne Gibbs, Manager/Coach
and Shaun Green – Coach
Athletics:-Adam Harris, Stephan James, Winston George and Kenrick Smith – Coach.
Table tennis:-Christopher Franklin, Paul David, Shemar Britton, Idi Lewis, Trenace Lowe, Chelsea Edghill, Nathalie Cummings and Jody-Ann Blake. Godfrey Munroe – Manager/Coach
Swimming:-Onika George, Niall Roberts and Sean Baksh – Manager/Coach
Squash:-Alexander Arjoon, Sunil Seth, Nicolette Fernandes and Carl Ince – Manager/Coach.
Boxing:-Theresa London, Eon Bancroft, Dennis Thomas, Imran Khan/ Delon Charles and Terrence Poole – Manager/Coach.