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She skips, flips and jumps all
the time. Even in her sleep, it is
said, her small body jerks as if
in constant motion.
Little Sydelle Hinds looks me
over with huge, beautiful brown
eyes, her long Dougla tresses cas-
cading down her shoulders. We
are at the Quarry Road, Siparia,
home of her mother, Corine
Hinds, and Sydelle, eight, appears
about as ready to be interviewed
as any person twice her age.
"Is she always this composed?"
I asked her mother.
With a proud smile and shrug
of her petite shoulder, Hinds said
"Yes, even when she has a com-
petition. There is not much that
can really rattle Sydell, she is just
It is that bravery that has seen
Sydelle recently fly the flag of this
country high, at the 2015 Panama
The little gymnast, a pupil of
Crystal Stream Government Pri-
mary, Petite Valley, brought home
three gold medals---first place in
vault, bars and floor in her cat-
egory. She also got an All Rounder
trophy and placed fifth on the
To date, Sydelle has so many
trophies and medals from local
meets that her godmother, Adina
Robertson, has placed them all in
a box for safekeeping.
Robertson and Hinds love for
Sydelle is certainly inspiring.
They both share responsibility
for her upbringing.
Robertson, who lives at Bel-
mont, has eight biological children,
but has taken care of Sydelle since
she was a baby since her mother
has been facing financial chal-
lenges. The bond between the two
women has grown by leaps and
bounds, as they speak to each
other every day. Sydell spends all
holidays at her mummy s home.
"Sydelle is so loved...that s what
has her so confident, you know.
She s an excellent child, does well
in school, always places in the first
five, she s loving. She s a product
of her mom," she said.
Robertson recalled how it all
Sydelle, she said, was just three
when at her pre-school, which
offered extra-curricular activities,
gymnastic coach Dale Ali noticed
she had a natural knack for the
He asked her teacher to set up
a meeting with Sydelle s parents
and quickly took her under his
wings, where she blossomed in
his club Olympia Gymnastics.
The club has brought home
numerous medals and trophies
for this country, with Sydelle
adding to the stack over the last
"When we saw how she pro-
gressed easily, Corine and I just
automatically knew this was for
her. She took to it like a duck to
water. Not long after, she was
competing locally," recalled
A trip to Barbados two years
ago saw Sydelle happy to compete
and smiling all the way back
home, even though she did not
do as well as her recent compe-
tition at Panama.
Robertson has taken on the
commitment of travelling with
Sydelle, anywhere her talent and
training takes her.
"I just want to see her excel to
the max. That s what both her
mother and I want for her. It s
easy because of her natural poten-
tial and her ability to pick up really
quickly. She is such a fast learner,
she forgets nothing. She has so
much to offer this country, that
it is easy to see her at Olympics,"
Hinds shares their joy over the
phone, through photos and
Sydelle s animated recollection of
her stay at hotels which offer
"plenty food to take for yourself."
The proud mother of six said she
has never even been to Tobago,
so hearing Sydelle s tales of rooms
with breathtaking views and being
treated like VIP fills her heart.
For Hinds, her daughter s
accomplishments could not have
happened but for the love, support
and commitment that the child s
godmother has shown throughout
the years. She admits, though,
that it is sometimes hard for both
Sydelle and herself when they have
to part at the end of school vaca-
"Anything that sees her on top,
doing what she loves, being who
she wants to be and with the love
of my friend backing her, is
enough for me as a mother. She s
luckier than most, you know. She
is a gymnast with two mummies,"
And with that kind of support
system in place, T&T can certainly
expect to see and hear more about
little Sydelle Hinds success in the
...with the love and support of two mummies
Little gymnast makes it big
Students of Olympia
Sydelle Hinds poses
with her trophy.
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