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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, December 31, 2015
As a mark of honour and
respect, the Minister of Sport and
Youth Affairs Darryl Smith invit-
ed a distinguished former Min-
ister to accompany him to the
T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC)
Awards Gala at the Hyatt
Regency, on Tuesday night.
Marilyn Gordon was the first
woman Minister responsible for
Sport (Ministry of Culture, Sport
and Youth) from 1982-85 and it
was in this capacity that she was
celebrated by Minister Smith.
She served in a number of Min-
istries during her political career,
including Finance, Industry and
Trade, Transport and Education.
Gordon was also joined by
Minister Smith on stage to pres-
ent the Sportswoman of the Year
Award to shot-putter Cleopatra
The TTOC Awards ceremony
was attended by all the notable
names in sport and by the end of
the night, seven outstanding
nationals were rewarded for their
contributions to sport and its
development in T&T.
Hardcore fitness buffs looking
for a new challenge in the new
year can become part of the excit-
ing Digicel Carnival Burn s
Extreme Boot Camp, a brand new
experience that will kick your fit-
ness level up a notch starting on
The Queen s Park Savannah will
once again become an open-air
gym welcoming keep-fitters of all
get in shape for Carnival while
having fun. The sessions will take
place for the next five Mondays
ending on February 1.
The Extreme Boot Camp will
feature coaches Dwayne Hinds and
Joash Walkins, who will guide the
bravest fitness fanatics through a
different set of cross fit challenges
for a higher intensity workout.
Regular keep-fitters can look
forward to the new Basic Boot
Camp, a toned-down version of
the more extreme counterpart,
which will feature aerobics, circuit
classes, body pump sessions and
calorie crusher exercises led by the
Long Circular Club team.
Adding some fun for the hard-
working fans every week will be
guest appearances by favourite soca
stars, who will be pumping up the
crowd with their latest soca tunes.
As always, patrons will enjoy
treats and refreshments courtesy
sponsors Yoplait/Nature Valley,
Nestle, Degree, Blue Waters/Mon-
ster, Gatorade and Iaso Tea.
Every week, lots of prizes and
giveaways will be up for grabs.
Former Minister honoured at TTOC Awards
National midfielder Keron Cum-
mings underwent surgery at the
Port-of-Spain General Hospital yes-
terday morning and is said to be
Cummings, who suffered a gun
shot wound on Sunday, had been
warded since then prior to surgery,
which was done by Dr Marlon Men-
cia and his medical. T&TFA Medical
consultant Dr Mario John, who is an
orthopedic surgeon based in Orlando,
USA, was on hand to observe the
Dr John said the thigh bone (femur)
was fractured and a rod was placed
into the femur to stabilise the fracture.
According to Dr John, Cummings
should have a speedy recovery due
to his level of fitness and the success
of the surgery. Dr John is predicting
a return to the playing field for Cum-
ings in ten months, once the reha-
bilitation process goes well.
Yesterday, the T&TFA, under new
president David John-Williams, sent
their gratitude and thanks to Dr Men-
cia and his team for the treatment
and care offered to the 27-year-old
Afterwards, Cummings said he was
relieved following the surgery. "Firstly
I want to thank the Almighty Lord
for bringing me through this. I am
relieved at the moment. I would like
to thank my family and teammates,
the national team management and
the TTFA for their support over the
last few days. This was a very difficult
time in my life but I am thankful
that with rehab, I will be able to make
a comeback," Cummings said.
Cummings was visited by John-
Williams and other members of the
national team during his stay at the
hospital and yesterday the players
were again expected visit the medical
institute to wish their fallen soldier
a speedy recovery.
National coach Stephen Hart was
also gleaming at news of Cummings
successful surgery. Contacted yes-
terday he said: "This is very good
news for the player and also for us.
We have kept him in our prayers and
we are thankful for the outcome. He
will have our support throughout
this and it is important now that the
follow up care and the rehab process
goes well for him."
Manager Williams Wallace
described Cummings as being in good
spirits, saying he may be released by
tomorrow if all goes well.
Meanwhile, the team continued
its preparations for the Copa America
qualifier with Haiti with two sessions
yesterday and will continue with
another session this morning at the
Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Marabel-
la.Goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams
spoke about the training camp so far,
saying: "We ve have had a good few
sessions so far. The boys have
responded well and everyone is work-
ing hard and remaining focused.
"Obviously the news about Keron
team but we continue to have him
in our prayers and we are glad to
know he will be okay.
"Generally, we are staying focused
and trying to ensure we are ready as
possible for the game against the
Haitians," he said.
Cummings undergoes successful surgery
Digicel Carnival gets extreme
known as "Deo" of LP# 128, Little Cora Road,
Cunaripo died on 28th December 2015.
Husband of: Maude formerly Parey.
Father of: Sherry, Wendy, Regan,
Katie and Randy.
Brother of : Radhay, Ramsumair (Fire),
Phoolmatie and the late Chandar
Father-in-law of: Kumar, Amardeo
(Yam), Sheldon, Ramona and Reshma.
Grandfather of: Avinash, Avindra,
Reshanna, Sirrissa, Joshua, Sarana,
Rennissa, Ethan, Nathan,
Aryn and Avesh.
Brother-in-law of: Enal, Mona,
Joyce, Patricia, Mary, Josephine,
Ivy (Pyee) and Stephen.
In-law to: the Parey, Hardath,
Kassiram and Tewarie families.
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