CARIFTA Games athletes commence training

Team Guyana’s CARIFTA Games athletes had their first training camp this weekend. The camp’s activities saw athletes training at the National Track and Field Centre and in the hills of Linden.

Team Guyana’s CARIFTA Games athletes had their first training camp this weekend.

The camp’s activities saw athletes training at the National Track and Field Centre and in the hills of Linden. Rap sessions and flexibility conditioning with the coaches were also conducted.

The sum of 21 athletes inclusive of track and field standouts, Daniel Williams and Chantoba Bright took part of the weekend’s camp.

Training sessions were conducted under the watchful eyes of coaches, Lyndon Wilson, Linden Phillips, Sham Johnny, Colonel Rose, Julian Edmonds, Johnny Gravesande and others.

The Bahamas is set to host the 2018 CARIFTA Games during the Easter holiday weekend, March 30 to April 2, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

This year’s CARIFTA Games will see the Bahamas hosting 26 countries and 500 athletes, and will consist of 400 volunteers and about 150 Bahamian and international officials. It is the premier track and field junior competition in the region.

A number of Olympic and World Champions from around the region competed in the CARIFTA Games including Usain Bolt, Kim Collins of St. Kitts & Nevis, Ato Boldon of Trinidad & Tobago, Karani James of Grenada and the Golden Girls and Golden Knights from The Bahamas.

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