Wren-Gilkes no longer bitter over Montreal Olympic Games boycott

In 1976, Guyana infamously boycotted the Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, robbing medal favorite in the 200m, James Wren-Gilkes of a place in the annals of history.

Initially, Wren-Gilkes was upset at Guyana’s decision to join the African boycott over New Zealand’s rugby team’s tour of apartheid South Africa. Fast forward 40 years, the Pan American gold (1975) and silver (1979) medalist who is currently vacationing here said he has moved on and looks forward to helping with the development of the discipline.

“I’ve let it go,” said Wren-Gilkes on Monday.

“You can’t hold on to things but the thing that still hurts me is that I see meets and I see ….