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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Teenager Christian Marsden was 13th out of 18
competitors when the Men s 10K Open Water swim
at the Pan American Games took place on Sunday
afternoon at the Ontario Place West Channel, Toron-
The 16-year-old Marsden, the youngest competitor
in the field completed the course in two hours, 07:53:5
minutes, 13:49.8 minutes behind USA s Chip Peterson
who won gold in one hour, 54:03.6.
Second was another American in David Heron
(1.54:07.4) while Ecuador s Salgado Enderica got bronze
Yesterday at the Mississauga Sports Centre, in the
Men s Trap qualification round at the Pan AM Shooting
Centre, T&T s Anthony Maraj had a poor start with
rounds of 18 and 5 for 23 points and 28th position
from a field of 29 with the remaining three rounds
scheduled for today, 24 points behind Myles Walker
of the USA who leads the table.
On Saturday, in the Men s Artistic Gymnastics Qual-
ifications, Albert Williams competing on the Rings
alone of the six apparatus scored 13.050 for joint 33rd
with USA s Marvin Kimble while on Sunday in the
women s competition, Marisa Dick, competing in three
apparatuses tallied 12.450 on the Uneven bars for 24th;
Purple Dragon International will host the World
Karate Championships at the Hyatt Regency Hotel,
Port-of-Spain, from Friday until Sunday, but the
event will also see distinguished members being
recognised for their dedication and service to the
sport of karate.
At the event s press conference yesterday at the
Purple Dragon Headquarters in Barataria, Shihan
Gary Hunt said that three major events will take
place. Hunt said: "It s a three in one tournament,
it s a world tournament, it s a 45-year anniversary
celebration and it s the third Caribbean Hall of Fame
for martial arts. It s really three big events taking
In the competition 1000 competitors will represent
20 countries including T&T, Mexico, USA, Canada,
United Kingdom, Venezuela, Cayman Islands and
Guatemala among others.
Participants will compete in individual and team
events which includes sparring, self defence, team
fighting, team synchronize katas and team demon-
strations, in which T&T is the defending champion.
Competitors from age five to 60 in different ranks
will be in action.
Purple Dragon, which started in Belmont, Trinidad
in 1970, is the only martial arts school in the
Caribbean to host grand tournaments around the
world including the World Karate Championships
held at Hyatt Regency in 2010.
Shihan Anthony Thompson explained that indi-
viduals will be recognised for their contributions to
Purple Dragon. He stated: "We will be recognising
martial artists from around the world for their con-
tribution and hard work in martial arts. Not just
fighters and competitors, but supportive parents and
others who have contributed to the martial arts will
Some of the awards that will be distributed include
the pioneer, lifetime achievement and outstanding
dedication to martial arts awards for individuals who
have dedicated years to the sport. The most supportive
mother and father will also be honoured at the event.
The opening ceremony will take place from 8 am
on Friday. For more information visit www.karate-
hosts World Karate
PAN AM GAMES
Marsden 13th in Pan Am 10k Open Water
12.550 and 19th on the Balance Beams, and
33rd on the Floor with a score of 12.
Last night, Dick was listed to compete
with five others in the women s All Round
Balance Beam finals.
At the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, T&T s
18-year-old Kelly Arrindell had an impressive
start to the Women s Laser Radial with a
second placed finish behind Uruguay s
Dolores Moreira in Sunday first ever.
Olympian Andrew Lewis had an opposite
day as he improved on his tenth place finish
on Sunday by securing second spot in the
second Men s Laser Race, yesterday followed
by sixth in event three.
Today, the fifth and sixth rounds of both
Women s Laser Radial and Men s Laser 12
--stage events will take place from 11.35am
and 1.35 pm respectively.
Last night, at the Chevrolet Beach Volleyball
Centre, top local men s beach volleyball pair,
Daniel Williams and Fabien Whitfield started
Pool D round-robin play against Puerto
Ricans, Roberto Rodriguez and Erick Had-
dock. The Toco-born T&T pair will also meet
Chilean brothers, Marcos and Esteban Gri-
malt, and El Salvador s Carlos Escobar and
David Vargas in their remaining matches.
Today in the women s draw, T&T duo,
Ayanna Dyette and Malika Davidson face
Argentines Ana Gallay and Georgina Klug in
their Pool D opener from 10 am.
They will also face top Mexican duo,
Martha Revuelta and Bibiana Candelas as
well as Cubans Linma Flores and Leila Mar-
tinez in their other matches.
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