Team Guyana off to Junior Pan-Am Games in Colombia
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Guyana’s badminton team prior to departure
Guyana’s badminton team prior to departure

THE majority of Guyanese athletes and their coaches departed these shores yesterday for a final stop in Cali, Colombia where they will compete in the inaugural Junior Pan-American Games which run from November 25 to December 5.

Guyana would be represented in the disciplines of Badminton, Boxing, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Track and Field, and Weightlifting.
A contingent of 28, of which 22 are athletes will be at the Games for Guyana.

Guyana’s boxers are ready for action in Colombia

Team Guyana:
Badminton: Narayan Ramdhani (coach), Priyanna Ramdhani, Akili Haynes, Tyrese Jeffrey;
Boxing: Terrence Poole (coach), Alesha Jackman, Patrick Harvey, Travis Inverary;
Squash: Garfield Wiltshire, Shomari Wiltshire, Samuel Ince-Carvalhal, Michael Alphonso;
Table Tennis: Idi Lewis (coach), Miguel Wong, Jonathan Van Lange;
Weightlifting: Sean Cozier, Esther Nurse;
Athletics: Johnny Gravesande (coach), Revon Williams, Noelex Holder, Kelisa Smith, Chantoba Bright, Kenisha Phillips, and
Swimming: Paul Mahaica Sr (coach), Paul Mahaica Jr, Patrice Mahaica, Leon Seaton, Aleka Persaud.

K.A Juman-Yassin, president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), charged the Guyanese athletes and officials to be good ambassadors and role models.

Guyana’s delegation would be led by Chef-de-Mission Deirdre Edghill, and has physiotherapist Jana Edghill who will also act as the COVID-19 compliance officer.

The inaugural multi-sport event, geared to create a pathway to higher performance, will cater to athletes aged 17 to 22 competing in over 25 disciplines.

Approximately 3 500 of the world’s next generation of athletes would converge on the South American nation.

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