Commonwealth gold winner in Guyana

Guyana’s 2018 Commonwealth Gold medalist, Troy Doris (right) last  evening made his much-anticipated visit to Guyana. Doris was invited by the National Sports Commission to visit the country during Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported

Born in Chicago to Guyanese parents, Doris placed eighth at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the triple jump before deciding to compete for Guyana. Having won the Commonwealth gold medal in the triple jump, Doris has climbed from ninth position all the way to the top.

The elated Doris told media operatives that transitioning from  a representative of the United States to one for Guyana has created many opportunities.

Director of Sports Christopher Jones (left) said this accomplishment is a major boost for the local Sports sector. He lauded Doris Troy for his outstanding performance and reaffirmed the government’s commitment towards supporting local athletes. (DPI photo)

 

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