The NAAA has confirmed that Trinidad and Tobago sprinters Richard “Torpedo” Thompson, Marc Burns Michelle Lee Ahye and 400 metre stand-out Deon Lendore are among a host of high profile athletes who were ruled out of the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games due to injury concerns.
Thompson, who has three Olympic silver medals, and Lee Ahye, a former Junior and Pan American Games champion, were among several national athletes screened yesterday by a medical team led by Dr Anyl Gopeesingh.
Thompson was reported to have a recurring injury to the tibiofibular joint (knee) and irritation of the illio tibial tract, which has interfered with his training programme. He has decided to opt out of the rest of the 20015 season so as to recuperate for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Lee Ahye, who has a hamstring grade II muscle strain, will sit out of the July Pan American Games but hopes to compete in the Beijing 2015 World Championships at the end of August. Lendore and Burns, who both medalled at the 2012 Olympics, were also ruled out due to health concerns.
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) has submitted its entire roster for the 2015 Pan American Games, which will be held from July 10 to July 26 in Toronto.
The Trinidad and Tobago athletes, who will be led by Chef de Mission Diane Henderson, are as follows:
Athletics: Keston Bledman, Marcus Duncan, Rondel Sorrillo, Mikel Thomas, Emmanuel Callender, Dan-Eil Telsford, Kyle Greaux, Machel Cedenio, Emanuel Mayers, Elton Walcott, Steve Waithe, Quincy Wilson, Emmanuel Stewart, Shakeil Waithe, Renny Quow, Jarrin Solomon, Lalonde Gordon, Jehue Gordon, Keshorn Walcott, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant, Lisa Wickham, Peli Alzola, Janeil Belille, Romona Modeste, Jessica James, Alena Brooks, Sparkle McKnight, Josanne Lucas, Ayanna Alexander, Deandra Daniel, Cleopatra Borel and Marsha Mark Baird;
Aquatics: George Richard Bovell III, Dylan Carter, Christian Marzden;
Badminton: Nicholas Bonkowsky;
Beach Volleyball: Daneil Williams, Fabien Whitfield, Ayana Dyette, Malika Davidson;
Boxing: Chimere Taylor;
Cycling: Njisane Phillip, Quincy Alexander, Jude Codrington, Justin Roberts, Varun Maharajh, Emile Abraham;
Football (Men): Montell Joseph, Shannon Gomez, Maurice Ford, Alvin Jones, Jesus Perez, Neveal Hackshaw, Jomal Williams, Tristan Hodge, Nathaniel Garcia, Shackiel Henry, Xavier Rajpaul, Dwight Quintero, Jelani Felix, Neil Benjamin, Dario Holmes, Aikim Andrews, Jovan Sample;
Football (Women): Kennya Cordner, Tasha St Louis, Karyn Forbes, Kimika Forbes, Maylee Attin-Johnson, Rhea Belgrave, Janine Francois, Arin King, Patrice Superville, Dernelle Mascall, Mariah Shade, Khadidra Debesette, Ayanna Russell, Ahkeela Mollon, Brianna Ryce, Shalette Alexander, Lauryn Hutchinson, Shenelle Henry;
Golf: Monifa Sealy, Christina Ferreira, Talin Rajendranath, Sachin Kumar;
Gymnastics: William Albert, Marisa Dick;
Hockey: Darren Cowie, Solomon Eccles, Shaquille Daniel, Mickel Pierre, Akim Toussaint, Che Modeste, Christopher Scipio, Dillet Gilkes, Jordon Reyos, Aidan De Gannes, Kiel Murray, Stefan Mouttet, Tariq Marcano, Andrey Rocke, Kristien Emmanuel, Ishmael Campbell;
Judo: Christopher George;
Sailing: Andrew Lewis, Kelly-Ann Arrindell;
Shooting: Marlon Moses, Anthony Maraj, Roger Daniel;
Taekwondo: Dorian Alexander.