Back Circle wins Guinness Greatest of The Streets finals – 28th May 2013
In football: Back Circle made up for last year’s disappointment of losing in the finals of the Guinness Greatest of The Streets national playoffs. This time around they held their nerve to walk away with the 400 thousand dollar first prize and will represent Guyana at the Regional contest in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in June. Urged on by a vocal band of supporters and in the rain, they inflicted a 4-1 whipping on Plaisance. Assassins of Linden won third place.
In table tennis: Queens College student Shemar Britton served his way into the record books by becoming the Youngest Men’s champion of the GTTA independence meet. Britton, who is 14, defeated Edhino Lewis, 4-2 at The Cliff Anderson Sports Hall over the weekend and afterwards he expressed his joy at such an achievement.
Britton’s mom was equally ecstatic, as she called for more support for young sportsmen and women.
National table Tennis coach Linden Johnson was upbeat about where the sport was going.
For the women’s side Chelsea Edghill continues her good performances to cop the women’s tile from talented teenager Priscilla Greaves and Anna Joao.
In athletics: Despite a strong challenge by Kelvin Johnson, Cleveland Forde had enough sprinting power to take the NSC/AAG Independence Half Marathon on Sunday morning. Forde who is recovering from injury made it home just 6 seconds ahead of the Trinidad-based Johnson in a battle that had supporters urging them on to the finish. US-based Euleen Josiah Tanner continued her dominance in the distance event to capture the women’s title. Ashanti Scott of the GDF came second. Capitol News spoke with the winners afterwards.
Minister of Sport Dr. Frank Anthony said he was glad to see so many starters and urged the AAG to encourage even greater Participation.
His challenge was accepted by Vice President of the AAG, Gavin Hope.
Over 100 runners faced the starter on Sunday morning at Paradise on the ECD.