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Trinidad and Tobago Masters Association names team for World Masters Championships.
 
The Trinidad and Tobago Association of Masters Athletes has named a six member national team for the World Masters Championships in Lahti, Finland from July 28th to August 8th.
 
The team was selected following the  29th local annual Masters Championships which were held on Saturday 9th May at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella.
 
1) Ossie Rogers - Men 70-74 - 100m, 200m, 400m, 300m Hurdles and Long Jump
2) Rick Francis - Men 35-39 - Javelin Throw
3) Gwendolyn Smith - Women 40-44 - Javelin Throw, Shot Put and Discus Throw
4) Geraldine George-Francis - Women 35-39 - Javelin Throw, Shot Put, Discus Throw

The Team Leader will be Mr. Ahmad As-Siddiq and Head of Delegation, Mr. Jimkins Clarke
 
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Record discus, medal haul for T&T masters

 
Tuesday, September 2nd 2008
 

Trinidad and Tobago's Geraldine George-Francis broke the discuss record in the North America, Central America and Caribbean Regional Track & Field Championships with a throw of 42 metres to capture the gold medal on the first day of the games in Florida on August 28.

George-Francis was one of the country's 25 gold medallists at the games which concluded on Sunday.

In a press release issued yesterday, the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Masters Athletes (TTAMA) said that this team earned the distinction of having won more medals than any T&T team attending these Championships.

The overall medal count of 48, including 25 gold is remarkable for a contingent of 23 athletes and the TTAMA extended their heartiest congratulations to all the athletes for a great team performance.

The T&T contingent return today 2nd at 1.45 p.m at Piarco International Airport.

T&T Medal Winners:

Day 1

GOLD

Irma Riley-Javelin

Susannah Joefield-8k Cross Country

Ruth Frazer-Munroe-8k Cross Contry

Monica Tang Wing-Pentathlon

Geraldine George-Francis-Discuss-42M-New

Games Record

Gwendolyn Smith-Javelin

SILVER

Donna Maynard-5k Walk

BRONZE

Yvonne Mitchell-Javelin

Kenrick Russell-Shot Putt and Pethatlon (2 Medals)

Day 2

GOLD

Monica Tang Wing-Short Hurdles & Long Jump (2 Medals)

Janet Bernard-Rousseau-400M

Daniel Lawrence-800M

Terrance Skinner-Long Jump

Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-Long Jump

Robert Stevenson-400M

SILVER

Yvonne Mitchell-Discuss

Oswald Rogers-400M

Herman Reyes-400M

BRONZE

Curtis Johnson-Brereton-800M

Day 3

GOLD

Monica Tang Wing-300M Hurdles

Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-100M

Jules La Rode-1500M

Donna Maynard-10K Road Walk

Geraldine George-Francis-

Shot Putt

Gwendolyn Smith-Shot Putt

SILVER

Monica Tang Wing-Shot Putt

James Bristol-Discuss

Irma Thomas-100M

Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-300M Hurdles

BRONZE

James Bristol-Shot Putt

Day 4

GOLD

Susannah Joefield-Half Marathon

Jules La Rode 1500M

Gwendolyn Smith-Discuss

Robert Stevenson-200M

Relay - Men 70-74-4x100M

Relay - Men 70-74-4x400M

SILVER

Oswald (Ossie) Rogers-200M

Irma Thomas-200M

Irma Riley-Triple Jump

Irma Riley-Weight Pentathlon

Geraldine George-Francis-Shot Putt

Relay-Men 35-39-4x100M

BRONZE

Janet Bernard-Rousseau-200M

Relay-Men 40-44-4 x 100M

Herman Reyes-200M

 
 
Excerpts from a Press release from the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Masters Athletes 
 

The Trinidad & Tobago Association of Masters Athletes is pleased to provide its final report on the performances of our Masters Track and Field athletes who participated in the now concluded 23rd NACA Track and Field Redional Championships in Clermont, Florida USA.  At the end of the fourth and final day of competition, on Sunday 31th August, 2008 our total medal count was 48 made up as follows:-

Gold – 25

Silver - 14

Bronze – 9

One of our female athletes Ms. Geraldine George-Francis copped a Gold Medal in the Discus Throw and broke the Games record in so doing. Her throw was 42 meters.

The 23rd NACA Regional Track & Field Championships having come to an end it is clear that our team has earned the distinction of having won more medals than any Trinidad & Tobago team attending these Championships. The overall medal count of 48, including 25 Gold is remarkable for a contingent of 23 athletes. We believe that we have done our sponsors, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and in particular Minister Gary Hunt proud with our achievements.The TTAMA extends heartiest congratulations to all the athletes for a great team performance and looks forward to welcoming the team on their return to Trinidad & Tobago on Tuesday 2nd September 2008 at 1.45 p.m.

We look forward to your reporting of the final list of results provided above and thank you for having reported the results provided thus far and in anticipation of your kind support of our next International event which will be the World Games in Lathi, Finland from 28th July to 8th August, 2009 and your continuing support of the Trinidad & Tobago Association of Masters Athletes.

Finally, on account of our sterling performances in Florida this weekend, Trinidad & Tobago has been offered the privelege of hosting the 24th NACAC Regional Track and Field Championships in 2010, should we so desire. Whilst it may be somewhat premature, I feel certain that once the necessary protocols associated with such an offer have been completed and should the decision be taken for Trinidad & Tobago to host these Championships, we shall certainly solicit your partnering with the TTAMA to make the hosting of the Championships a resounding success. Based on your tremendous support on covering the now concluded Championships we are confident that we can count on your fullest support.

The TTAMA wishes to thank all our friends in the media for your kind support. May you and your organizations continue to enjoy tremendous success.

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