Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 2nd 2013 Contents A52
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, July 2, 2013
After months of being without a chairman the
T&T Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) has finally
gotten one in the form of Deopersad Ramoutar.
Ramoutar is a member of the Mediation Board
of T&T and a Superintendent of the T&T Prison
Service. He received his instrument of appointment
yesterday and has stated his commitment to the
development of the sport.
Meanwhile, the president of the T&T Amateur
Boxing Association (TTABA) Cecil Forde is pleased
with the appointment and said that Ramoutar
was a good choice. "He has been in boxing for a
number of years and has interacted with all stake-
holders including the boxers, fans and adminis-
trators. He is well aware of what needs to be done
for the betterment of the sport and he has the
full support of the TTABA. We will work alongside
Mr. Ramoutar to get boxing back on its feet since
it has taken quite a few knocks lately".
Forde also expressed thanks to the Minister of
Sport, the Honorable Anil Roberts, for announcing
the appointment. Forde said that the lack of a
TTBBC board has hindered boxing in many regards
for the past several months. He is confident that
the newly appointed chairman will immediately
set to work in moving the sport forward.
Tyriq Horsford finished third in the Boys 13-14 Hep-
tathlon at the 15th Central American and Caribbean
(CAC) Age Group Championships in Willemstad, Cura-
cao which ended on Sunday.
The Parlatuvier resident amassed 5,214 points in the
seven-discipline to earn T&T s lone individual medal at
the two-day meet.
The Signal Hill Secondary/Zenith athlete was beaten
for the title by Sebastian Romero (Puerto Rico) 5,302 and
the long time leader of the event Enzo Hodebar of Guade-
Horsford was second after six events on 4,823 points
after he recorded a massive throw of 94.59m in his
strongest event, the ball throw, to move up from third
after five events. Hodebar was ahead (4,965) with Romero
in third (4,756). But in the final event Romero got the
best result of 3:49.88 seconds, to score 546 points to
take the gold. Hodebar was second despite trailing behind
in 4:41.67 (261 points).
Horsford completed the three lap event in 4:15.17 to
score 391 points but the tally was not enough to win.
Horsford s Zenith team-mate Franklyn Staniclaus (Bishop)
ran 4:10.13 to move up to eighth after lying in 12th coming
into the final event. Stanisclaus tallied 4,723 points.
However, both did enough to guide T&T to the Boys
13-14 team title. Their combined scores of 9,947 was
enough for gold.
Hosts Curacao was second (9, 694), ahead of the
On Saturday the mixed 13-14 4x100m team of Horsford,
Staniclaus, Anya Akili and Aquilla St Louis finished second
in 47.95 behind the Bahamas (47.27).
Goodwood resident Safiya John was fourth in the Girls
11-12 Pentathlon. John amassed 2,727 points and missed
out on a top three finish by 33 points.
Charissa Moore of Barbados copped the top spot with
2,860 with Zekiah Leiws of Bermuda taking silver (2,773)
ahead of Beyonce De Freitas of the British Virgin Islands,
who collected the bronze with 2,770 points.
John, a student of Scarborough Secondary, was lying
in third at the end of the first day on Saturday with 1757
points but slipped out of the top three after her per-
formances in the long jump (4.67m/554 points) and the
800m (2:43.48/440 points).
The Zenith athlete was ahead of T&T s other entrant
Antonio Sealy (Pt Fortin New Jets) was 16th with 2,471
John had to settle for another fourth place as she and
Sealy was edged out of a podium finish in the team award
with 5,198 aggregate score. Barbados was first (5,409)
ahead of Curacao (5,369) and St Kitts Nevis (5,213).
In the Girls 13-14 Heptathlon, St Louis finished
12th with 3,686. The D Abadie Progressive/St Francois
Girls athlete dropped four places from her eighth
Ramoutar takes over
helm of Boxing Board
Horsford grabs CAC age-group bronze
...helps T&T to team title
position at the end of day one.
Anya Akili (Zenith/Bishop) ended in 23rd on 3,505
points. Akili was at 22nd at the end of the first day of
competition. Shaifiqua Maloney (St Vincent and the
Grenadines) won gold (4,202) ahead of Doneisha Anderson
of Bahamas (4,151) and day one leader Iman Berthelot
of Guadeloupe (4058). St Louis and Akili had a combined
total of 7,191 which was only good enough for sixth in
the team award.
Joel Andrews (D Abadie Progressive) was 15th in the
Boys 11-14 Pentathlon with 2,790 points with club-mate
Avindale Smith in 23rd (2,690). Andrews was 16th after
day one while Smith was 21st. Andrews and Smith tallied
5,480 together and had to settle for eighth.
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