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SEPTEMBER 21- 27, 2016
T&T s three-member athletic delegation,
led by double medallist Akeem Stewart and
100 metres bronze medallist Nyoshia Cain,
returned home yesterday after leading
Trinidad and Tobago to 56th spot on the
medal table out of 163 countries at the Par-
alympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil over
The team s three-medal haul, Stewart s
javelin gold and discus silver, helped the team
finish in a tie with Finland on the medal
The 24-year-old Stewart rose to national
hero status when he set a world record
(57.32m) to win the javelin (F42/43/44) before
bagging a F43/44 discus silver last Friday
after tossing 61.72 metres.
Cain secured T&T s third medal on Sat-
urday in the women s 100 metres (t43/44)
in a personal best of 13.10 seconds.
T&T s third athlete, swimmer Shanntol
Ince, competed in four events without
advancing past the opening rounds. She
placed seventh in the 100m butterfly heat in
1:20.12, third in the 400m freestyle (S9) heat
in 5:31.06, seventh in 100m freestyle (S9)
heat in 1:12.41 and seventh in the 50m
freestyle (S9) heat in 33.38.
Prior to the Games, the country s only pre-
vious Paralympic medals had been Rachael
Marshall s two golds and one bronze at the
1984 Games in New York, USA.
China topped the medal tally with 239
(107g-81s-51s) followed by Great Britain s 147
(64-39-44) and Ukraine s 117 (41-37-39).
Over 4,300 athletes participated in the game
which ran for 12 consecutive days in Rio.
Stewart is now looking forward to next
year s major events for more success.
His father, Wayne Stewart, meanwhile, is
hopeful his son will be justly rewarded for
his efforts after a tough preparation phase.
"It is definitely exciting, I feel a sense of
accomplishment," the senior Stewart said
after his son s silver medal effort last Friday.
"I do not want to be too critical but three
weeks before the Games he could not use
the (discus) circle in the (Dwight Yorke) Sta-
dium because they are doing repairs in the
He said he hoped his son s achievement
would spur the Tobago House of Assembly
to spruce up the sporting facilities on the
"Give track and field a home so we don t
have to wait on Central Government. I am
so happy you would not believe, we hyped
up and glad."
On what rewards he expected for Akeem,
he said, "I strongly believe that the Govern-
ment of Trinidad and Tobago and the Tobago
House of Assembly will do justice, they will
do what they have to do. Everything is in
their hands and they will fix up.
On behalf of my son I sincerely wish that
the authorities in Trinidad and Tobago, both
the THA and Central Government, reward
him in a decent way, a nice way, in a way
that he would not have to toil but he could
continue to bring more glory to Trinidad and
Tobago, because the journey now start."
He added that the T&T public drove his
son to succeed.
"Thanks to Trinidad and Tobago for all
the support. All the positive vibes give him
the energy to drive."
President of the Tobago
Cricket Association (TCA),
Kerwin John, received the
Trinidad and Tobago Cricket
Board s (TTCB) President s
Award at the board s 60th
awards ceremony held at the
National Energy Skills Centre
(NESC), Point Lisas, last Sat-
John, whose first term as TCA
president expires in November,
told Tobago Today he was hon-
oured at being bestowed such
a prestigious award.
"It was a total surprise to me
but I appreciate my contribution
to cricket being recognised," he
The Delaford-born John
added, "I work hard in whatever
role I have to perform from time
to time just to see cricket in
T&T in a better place. I will give
my all for Tobago s cricket to
get to a point where we all can
The President s Award, which
is solely at the discretion of the
sitting president, is given for
dedication and yeoman service
to cricket throughout the coun-
try.John was manager of the
national under-19 team who
won the regional three-day
tournament earlier this year.
This followed his appointment
as an executive member of the
John, 45, was also instrumen-
tal in getting several trial match-
es featuring a Trinidad select
eleven against Tobago s best
cricketers. Coming out of those
matches, Shaquille Duncan and
Kelon Lynch were invited to
national trials. He also boasts
of introducing night cricket to
Tobago, this year, all of the
TCA s Twenty/20 matches were
Another Tobagonian, Clem
Hercules received an award for
outstanding service to cricket
in Trinidad and Tobago.
Georgia Football Club has ended the first round
of the 2016 Tobago Football Association (TFA)
Premier Division at the top of the table.
The Mt St George-based team leads the nine-
team standings by two points following the com-
pletion of their eight matches. On their heels is
newly-promoted Leeds United with 17 points. In
third is Roxborough Lakers (15) while the top five
is completed by Golden Lane (14) and Sidey s (13).
The last time Georgia saw silverware was in 2008
under Frank Edwards. Following that success the
team has endured a prolonged slump and lost their
billing as one of Tobago s top clubs.
Senior club member Carl Alleyne told Tobago
Today there s a better chemistry from administration
right down to players this season. He singled out
teenager Jabari Mitchell as key to their current form.
Their only blemish was a 6-1 drubbing at the hands
of Leeds United. They were also held to a 2-2 draw
against lowly placed Stokely Vale.
The Premier Division will play three rounds of
matches this season, with the team tallying the
most points being crowned champions. But a new
champion will be crowned with defending title
holder Youth Stars opting to play in the National
Super League this season.
Kerwin John with his President's Award plaque received at the Trinidad
and Tobago Cricket Board's (TTCB) awards ceremony last Saturday.
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