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Celebrating local sportswomen
The world celebrated International Women’s Day on Thursday recognising the outstanding contributions women have made in every aspect of life even when the odds are stacked against them structurally and culturally in some cases.
In T&T women athletes have represented their respective sporting disciplines with great honour and pride. In commemoration of International Women’s Day recognition is purveyed to some of the many outstanding women sports personalities of today and yesteryear (space does not permit for all names).
Athletics: Michelle-Lee Ahye, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Ayanna Hutchinson, Wanda Hudson, Fana Ashby, Semoy Hackett, Cleopatra Borel, Khalifa St Fort
Badminton: Dr Debra O’Connor, Sabrina Cassie, Beverly Tang Choon, Solangel Guzman, Jada Renales
Boxing: Giselle Salandy, Ria Ramnarine
Cricket: Ann Browne-John, Louise Patricia Browne, Carol-Ann James, Merissa Aguilleira, Anisa Mohammed, Stacy Ann King, Britney Cooper
Distance Running: Lynette ‘Granny” Luces, Tonya Nero
Football: Kennya Cordner, Maylee Atthin-Johnson, Ahkeela Mollon, Tasha St Louis
Golf: Maria Nunes, Yeji Lee, Serena McKenzie, Karina Matabadal,
Gymnastics: Thema Williams
Hockey: Stacey Sui Butt, Alana Lewis
Netball: 1979 World Cup winning team- Ingrid Blackman, Angela Burke-Brown, Peggy Castanada, Heather Charleau, Cyrenia Charles, Marcia Dimsoy, Jennifer Nurse, Sherril Peters, Eugenia Theodosia ‘Jean”
Pierre, Veryl Precsod, Althea Thomas-Luces and Jennifer Williams. Lystra Lewis, Samantha Wallace.
Swimming: Shantol Ince, Siobhan Cropper, Karen Dieffenthaler, Rachael Marshall, Linda Mc Eachrane, Sharntelle McLean, Samantha Rahael, Cerian Gibbs, Sangeeta Puri, Danielle Williams, Jada Chai, Deshor Edwards, Racine Ross, Vrisnelit Faure, Ornella Walker, Ileana Bocage
Table Tennis: Verna Edwards, Aleena Edwards, Rheann Chung
Tennis: Elizabeth Gibson, Olivia Bennett: Yolande Leacock, Beverly Corbie, Breana Stampfi, Carlista Mohammed, Emma Rose Trestrail, Emma Davis, Annaliese Rose, Shenelle Mohammed
Taekwondo: Cheryl Sankar
Congratulations to all the aforementioned women athletes and innumerable others who have and continue to represent sport on and off the field with excellence.
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