Final day of the Police Athletics Championships opens
Boxing: DDL is continuing to throw its support behind amateur boxing and once again is sponsoring the Under 16 tournament which starts tomorrow. President of the GABA Steve Ninvalle said that DDL had no hesitation in providing support since they can see results.
Some of the results of the tournaments sponsored by DDL include the identification of 3 boxers for the South American Games to be held in Peru in September. This was disclosed by GABA coach Terrence Poole.
DDL’s Gatorade and Pepsi Brands are being used during the tournament and Brand Representative Larry Wills said the Company is pleased at the manner in which the tournament is run hence its continued support.
The tournament will be held at the Six Head Gym in Albuoystown.
Swimming: Young Guyanese swimmer Delroy Tyrell continues to do well in swimming in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. Tyrell swims with the Silver Tide swim club and has qualified to represent Trinidad at the Goodwill Swimming championships due for Barbados in August. Tyrell is the number 2 pick in the 9 and 10 age group category and will be competing in all the 12 events listed for that age group including relays.
Tyrell’s story is one of inspiration since he was diagnosed with chrons disease which affects the gastrointestinal tract, and has only been swimming now for less than 2 years. In representing his club and ultimately Trinidad he will be carrying the hopes of nearly 2 million people that he does well.
Athletics: The final day of the Police Athletics Championships opened with A division looking to seal the deal today. They were ahead on points and were expected to extend their 21-point lead over Headquarters. Commissioner of Police Leroy Brummel took the march past and urged that fair play be the name of the game. He was also echoing the message of Home Affairs Minister clement Rohee whose message to the participants he read.
As usual there was the impressive march past of the competing divisions and the Police also used the opportunity to award some of its own. One such awardee was Powerlifter Randolph Morgan who recently won the 83 kg catergory for the 5th yr in a row at the Caribbean and Panamerican powerlifting Championships in Orlando florida recently. Morgan said the competition was tough but he was able to come out victorious.
Cricket: The West Indies play Pakistan this weekend in two 20/20 matches at the Arnos Vale playing field in St. Vincent. The WI will be looking to rebound from their 3-1 loss in the recent 5 match one day series. One match was tied.
Guyanese Chris Barnwell is in the squad and will be looking to shine once selected.