Thursday, August 18, 2022

13 Athletes To Represent Saint Lucia At Commonwealth Games

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Thirteen athletes will represent Saint Lucia at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, from 28th July to 8th August, 2022.

They are:

ATHLETICS

  • Julien Alfred – Women’s 100m and 200m
  • Delan Edwin – Men’s 100m and 200m and Men’s 4x100m Relay
  • Stephan Charles – Men’s 100m and Men’s 100m Relay
  • Sandisha Antoine – Women’s Triple Jump
  • Michael Joseph – Men’s 400m and Men’s 4x100m Relay
  • Lenyn Leonce – Men’s 200m and Men’s 4x100m Relay
  • Micky Ferdinand – Men’s Pole Vault

Athletics Coaches: Henry Bailey and Makeba Alcide

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BOXING

  • Leran Regis – Over 92 kg. (Super Heavyweight)
  • Arthur Langelier – 75 kg. to 80 kg (Light Heavyweight)
  • Kyghan Mortley – 71kg. to 75 kg. (Middleweight)

Boxing Coach: Conrad Fredericks

SWIMMING

  • Mikaili Charlemagne – Women’s 50m Freestyle and Women’s 50m Butterfly
  • Jayhan Odlum-Smith – Men’s 50m Butterfly and Men’s 50m Freestyle

Swimming Coach: David Peterkin

TABLE TENNIS

  • De’Andre Calderon – Men’s Singles

     Table Tennis Coach: Chris Wells

Team Saint Lucia will head to the Games under the stewardship of Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley, who will be assisted by Team Manager, David Christopher. Press Attache′ is Stan Bishop.

During a press briefing on Friday, 15th July at Olympic House to introduce some of the team to the media, Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley, stated that the three boxers had left Saint Lucia on 29th July for the United Kingdom, where they are currently undergoing training in preparation for the Games.

Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley

Table tennis player, De’Andre Calderon, she added, has been training in Germany for over a month now in preparation for the Games.

“Birmingham is unusual, in that we don’t have all team members in the same location,” Huxley said about the team’s accommodation. “Our team will be split into two locations: the University of Birmingham and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).”

Speaking to her expectations of Team Saint Lucia’s performance at the upcoming Games, she said: “I’m hoping to see best times and best events for each and every athlete in Birmingham. I think what we’ve done with boxing and table tennis, particularly, they’ve been given a great opportunity to get some additional training immediately prior to the Games.”

Meanwhile, Alfred Emmanuel, President of the Commonwealth Games Association of           Saint Lucia, said he, too, has high expectations of the team.

“On behalf of the Executive Board of the Commonwealth Games Association of Saint Lucia, I wish each and everyone participating in the upcoming Games every success,” Emmanuel said. “Our organization has spared absolutely no effort in ensuring that the arrangements are in place so that everyone will be comfortable prior to and during those Games.”

Source: St. Lucia Olympic Committee. Headline photo: Some members of the Commonwealth Games delegation.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Person’s are upset that a white individual is leading our St.Lucian team. How foolish? If your own country doesn’t have an interest in your development as a black athlete and a white person does, would you complain and not take the chance? You people need to grow up. With a mindset like that no wonder we can never move forward. If a white person shows an interest in helping me fulfill my dream, I’m gonna hop that train as if there’s no tomorrow.

  2. Wow.
    So they left in the future. Hope they return in the past.
    I guess pics couldn’t be posted of them because they are in the future at the moment.
    Another holiday for the elite. I hope the island athletes will be treated first class and the retired tag alongs treated third class.
    I can always dream.

  3. Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley, stated that the three boxers had left Saint Lucia on 29th July for the United Kingdom, where they are currently undergoing training in preparation for the Games.
    Did she mean June 29th????

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