Four up and coming junior tennis players were expected to depart Guyana yesterday morning accompanied by national coach Shelly Daly-Ramdyhan for Antigua where they will participate in the Antigua Junior 12 and under Invitational Tennis Tournament that takes place today and tomorrow.
National girls’ 13 – 14 age group champion Onika George secured a spot in the upcoming junior CARIFTA Swimming Championships when the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) Mash Meet concluded last weekend at the National Aquatic Centre, Pattensen.
Following rousing opening words from President of the Guyana Teacher’s Union, Colin Bynoe, the 52nd Guyana Teacher’s Union/Ministry of Education (MOE) National School’s Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships was officially declared open by the Minister of Sports, Dr.
National boys 15 – 17 champion Joseph Seguina and Goodwill Swimming Championships silver medalists Hannibal and Athena Gaskin are expected to be Guyana’s representatives at this year’s International Swimming Federation (FINA) Short Course World Swimming Championships set for Istanbul, Turkey from December 12-16.
South Georgetown’s Inter Zone C/ships….. Tiffany Carto’s performance was expected. Danta Thom’s was not and Thursday’s South Georgetown District Inter Zone track and field championships at the Eve Leary ground failed to produce a winner.
The final group of athletes to represent the South Georgetown District (Number 13) at this year’s National School’s track and field championships will be determined today as the decisive Champion-of-Champions track meet gets underway at the Police Sports Club Ground, Eve Leary.
National junior sprinter Tiffany Carto yesterday helped guide Dolphin Secondary School to victory in the South Georgetown Zone Two Inter Schools track and field championships at the Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary.
Over 20 individuals participated in the International Swimming Federation (FINA) coaches clinic conducted by international swimming coach Rick Powers at the National Aquatic Centre (NAC).
Guyana’s 26-member team ended with 23 medals and in the cellar position while defending champions Suriname were officially declared overall winners, late Sunday evening, during the closing ceremony of the Goodwill Swimming Championships, at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel, Kingston.
Britany van Lange gathered four more medals yesterday in brilliant performances that culminated with her anchoring the girls’ 15 – 17 relay team to another gold medal this time in the 4x50m relay as the Goodwill Swimming Championships came to a close at the National Aquatic Centre.
Guyana’s Britany van Lange led the girls’ 15 – 17 relay team to an outstanding 4x100m gold which was preceded by an exceptional bronze medal performance from the Guyana boys’ 13 – 14 relay team as day two of competition in the Goodwill Swimming Championships came to a close at the National Aquatic Centre yesterday.
Some 23 swimmers have qualified to participate in at least one event at the upcoming Goodwill Games at the National Aquatic Centre from August 17 – 19.
In keeping with their ongoing focus to enhance junior talent the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) will send a batch of junior players to two international junior tournaments next month.
The annual P&P Insurance Tennis Summer Camp held by the Guyana Tennis Association, got off to a bright start on Monday morning last, following a brief opening ceremony, at the courts of the Pegasus Hotel.
Getting word of her confirmation to attend the 2012 Summer Olympics was the high point of the year for Bishop’s High School student Britany Van Lange.
The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) yesterday said that swimmer Jessica Stephenson had qualified above Britany van Lange and would have been Guyana’s female representative in swimming at the 2012 Summer Olympics if not for current personal obligations which sidelined the former Trinidad-based swimmer.
The annual Olympic Day run, walk and jog event, which is held by the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) is set to take place next Sunday from its usual starting point, outside the Thomas Lands YMCA, Camp Street, commencing at 6am.
National swimmers Niall Roberts and Britany van Lange will compete in swimming at the illustrious 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England from July 27 – August 12.
Newly selected president of the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) Ramesh Seebarran, says he has received assurances from the Ministry of Sports and Director of Sports of their support for lawn tennis and its development.
Former head coach of the Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA), Vibart Charles passed away in the morning hours of Wednesday last in California, USA at the age of 63.
National squash coach Carl Ince says that he has already begun to see talent emerging in some of the students involved in the after school squash programme currently ongoing at the squash courts of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports National Racquet Centre, Camp Street.
Ramesh Seebarran was Thursday night unanimously elected president of the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) at the annual general meeting (AGM) of the body at the Georgetown Club, Camp Street.
Immediate past president of the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) Christopher Ram says he is disappointed with the existing relationships with the Ministry of Sport and the National Sports Commission and looks forward to a change in the relationships now that he is no longer at the helm of the GTA.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers for the Guyana Tennis Association (GLTA) has now been set to be held this Thursday at the Georgetown Sports Club, Camp Street.
There will be a new president of the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA) when that body stages its annual general meeting later this year.