AFTER her impressive performance at the CARIFTA Games where she landed a gold medal in the U-17 Female Javelin throw, Anisha Gibbons is confident ahead of the fourth annual Guyana Overseas-Based Sports Association (GOBSA) Independence Track and Field Meet this weekend.
Gibbons, who is a member of the Ruralites Track Club (East Coast Demerara), talked up her chances along with those of her club at the meet scheduled for the National Track and Field Centre (NTFC) at Leonora, West Coast Demerara over the coming weekend (May 18-19).
Speaking to the media, she revealed; ”I have to compete mostly with the senior men because I don’t have much competition here, I don’t beat them but I try my best to do well and I expect to do well.”
Meanwhile, Club coach Raymond Daw also expressed confidence in his charges excelling at the meet, citing preparation and motivation as key to their chances of attaining podium positions.
However, one of the Ruralites’ top athletes, Osrick Pellew, might not be competing because of injury.
The Independence Track and Field Championships is open to all ages, from kids as young as under 10 years. They will compete for medals and trophies
In addition, the organising committee of the championships has added a number of rewards for athletes who turn in exceptional performances.
The event will commence at 10:00hrs both days.