A number of Guyanese athletes are set to display their talents and vie for top honours at a few international events, during the latter half of the year.
A contingent will head to Havana, Cuba for the upcoming senior Caribbean Table Tennis Championships from July 18 – 23, 2017.
The likes of Natalie Cummings, who gave a good account of herself at the recently concluded Islamic solidarity games; Chelsea Edghill, Trenace Lowe, Christopher Franklin, Nigel Bryan and Joel Alleyne should all make the trip to Cuba.
Shemar Britton, who missed the Asian trip due to exams along with Pricilla Greaves should be included to strengthen Guyana’s medaling prospects in Havana.
Guyana is also expected to be represented at the sixth staging of Commonwealth youth games in Nassau, The Bahamas from 19 – 23 of July.
Guyana’s squad selected for The Bahamas 2017 games reads: Claudrice McKoy, Daniel Melville, Keneisha Phillips, Onassha Rogers, Tremaine Browne, Julian Edmonds (coach) athletics. Daniel Scott, Kenita Mahaica and Paul Mahaica (coach) swimming Christopher Moore, Keevin Allicock and Sebert Blake (coach) boxing Joshua Buchanan and Raoul Archer (coach) Judo.
Meanwhile, a number of other local athletes will journey to Santiago, Chile for the South American Youth Games set for September 27 to October 8. That squad, however, will be selected shortly pending the submission of names by the nine associations which are expected to be represented in Chile.
Finally, Winston George, Jenea McCammon, and Owen Adonis will head to Paraguay for the 50th South American Senior Championships slated for June 22 – 25. The trio will compete against Olympic and world championships participants in a bid to realize their own Olympic dreams.