A world record. The pinnacle for any sportsman because no one—ever—has gone as fast, as high, as far or lifted as much, in the history of mankind. Trinidad and Tobago has a lot of medals in its proud sporting history, gold that belie its size relative to its competitors. But …Read More »
Dear Editor: Has TTCF president, Robert Farrier, brought cycling into disrepute with Hartwell attack?
“The fact that the [Trinidad Guardian] article could say, ‘[National Cycling coach Erin] Hartwell rarely uses times made by riders to justify his recommendation for selection, and committee members do not ask for any’ is an outright untruthful statement. “[…] If indeed the President of the TTCF is the anonymous …Read More »
Trinidad and Tobago had a bittersweet time in Rio today as track and field events and indoor cycling got underway at the 2016 Olympic Games. Cycling sprint star Njisane “J-Boy” Phillip roared through the preliminary round but failed to match his 2012 accomplishment of a place in the semifinal while …Read More »
“Regardless of how confident you look when you come out on stage, I don’t care who you are, you are freaking out inside,” said Trinidad and Tobago cycling sprint star Njisane Phillip. “You could lose. You’re understanding what I’m saying? You could lose. That’s what in your mind. “Every athlete …Read More »
“It is a lonely life,” said Rio-bound Trinidad and Tobago international cyclist Njisane Phillip. “I am up at 6am and I’m out of the house at 7am. I’m on the track at 9am, I’m off the track at 12pm and I am back in the gym at 3pm. “I’m out …Read More »
As Trinidad and Tobago’s 32 elite athletes celebrated the formal announcement of their qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic games, 25 year old national cyclist Njisane Phillip was left confused and incensed after discovering, through the media, that a key member of his support staff will not fly to Brazil …Read More »
Eighteen-year-old cyclist Quincy Alexander became Trinidad and Tobago’s youngest Pan American gold medal recipient when he beat all challengers in the Kilometre Time Trial yesterday at the Julio Polet Velodrome in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Alexander’s triumph follows match sprint gold for Njisane Phillip on Monday night and augers well …Read More »