Guyana’s power-lifters continue to shine – 5th Jul 2013
Basketball: Kwakwani Secondary got the better of St. roses High 41-34 and President’s College smothered UG 42-28 in the under 20 section as semi-final action continued in the Youth Basketball Guyana National schools Basketball tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sportshall.
Coach of Kwakwani Ann Gordon said they came with a purpose and the players executed well.
Gordon said she is pleased with the exposure the youths are getting from this schools tournament.
C0-ordinator of Youth Guyana Basketball Chris Bowman said the tournament is going well so Far.
Bowman believes the level of play is higher this year and says this is good for the growth of the sport.
In other matches Guyana School of Agriculture got the best of JC Chandisingh 30-25, Bishops High also completed a massive Blowout of Brickdam Secondary 82-16 and New Amsterdam Multilateral also had a massive 44-12 win over Plaisance all in the under 17 category. Marian Academy easily got past Presidents College 38-25. Companies like Digicel, Beharry Group of Companies and Banks DIH are some of the key sponsors of the tournament.
More Matches continue on Saturday at the same venue.
Power-lifting: Guyana’s power-lifters at the Pan American and the Caribbean power lifting Championships in Florida continue to shine as the competition continues. Karel Mars- Loncke the only local female to participate. competing in the 84 kg Category captured Gold and she is added to the haul Following the outstanding performances by Winston Stoby who got Gold/Silver and Vijay Rahim gold, silver and bronze and Fabian Ketwaroo and Paul Adams who both secured bronze medals in the Junior category. Guyana is also hoping to retain its Men’s Title.
Cycling: It is a busy weekend for Cycling this weekend as the pedal pushers take to the road. On Saturday a 35 lap race will highlight an 11 card meet around the National Park circuit sponsored by Malta supreme. Then on Sunday The racers go over to the West Demerara for a 50- mile affair sponsored by Seven Seas and Dr. Chases nerve foods. That race starts at 8 in the morning at Wales, proceeds to Bushy Park Parika and back to the Demerara Harbour Bridge for the finish. Veterans upright riders and Females will turn back at Uitvlught and head to the bridge for their finish.
Cricket:The West Indies were this afternoon chasing 274 off 39 overs for victory after a revised target was set because of rain.
India made 311/7 off their 50 overs, with Virat Kohli making 102.
West Indies at the time of the rain were 59/2 off ten overs. The WI are almost guaranteed a place in the final, after winning their previous matches