Gumendra Shewdas enters Guyana’s record books as the youngest powerlifting champion
Tennis: Victory for 18-year-old Sachia Vickery in her first US Open, upsetting 118th ranked Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia 6-4, 6-4. Vickery, whose parents are Guyanese, is representing the United States and won the USTA U18 Championships recently to make it into the US Open main draw. Vickery now plays Julia Glushko of Israel on Thursday in the second round.
Powerlifting: It was a golden all round performance for Gumendra Shewdas as he entered Guyana’s record books as the youngest Powerlifting champion Shewdas who is just 18 years old, competed in the 53 KG class and made up a total of 475 1/2 KG, to cop Gold at the World Juniors and Sub juniors Men’s Championships, held in Killeen Texas. He entered the championships after showing great form here and his nearest rival at the Championships was over 50 kilograms away.
President of the Guyana Powerlifting Federation Peter Green was ecstatic and paid tribute to the athlete as well as his coach Egbert Jackson. He also thanked the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport for the tickets to Texas.
The runner-up Junior sportsman of 2013 is expected back in Guyana on Wednesday.
Horse Racing: Enthusiasts were treated to a day of stunning performances at the recent Guyana Cup where some 30 million dollars were shelled out to the various winners. One supporter Glen Mendes of Trinidad who was at Port Mourant said that Guyana is on the right track in Horse Racing.
Mendes however had some advice for the local horse racing authorities.
The Guyana cup saw participation from horses all around the Caribbean.