gymnastics

Shaka Hislop's daughter making name for herself in gymnastics

The daughter of former national football goalkeeper Shaka Hislop is making a name for herself in gymnastics in the United States, and she's doing it in a big way.

Last Saturday the University of North Carolina gymnast Khazia Hislop, won a conference championship.

Hislop, a sophomore, won the floor exercise at the Eastern Atlantic Gymnastics League (EAGL) meet at Towon University, scoring a career-high 9.950.

On April 7th she will compete on the floor, vault and balance beam at the NCAA Southeast Regional championships at North Carolina State University.

Gymnastics Federation fails to obey court order

Lawyers representing gymnast Thema Williams are seeking to have have the T&T Gymnastics Federation's defence to her multi-million dollar lawsuit against it, struck out. Senior Counsel Marin Daly signalled his intention to file an application during a case management hearing before Justice Frank Seepersad in the Port-of-Spain High Court on Tuesday.

Daly complained that the federation disobeyed Seepersad's order in relation to disclosing documents pertinent to Williams' lawsuit.

Marisa Dick: It's been tough dealing with all this hate from T&T

Marisa Dick, Trinidad and Tobago's representative in the gymnastic events in Rio, says it's been very hard dealing with the "hate" towards her from many in the country she went to represent.

Dick, speaking at the ESPN Studio in Rio, said, however, that the experience at the Olympics was a dream come true.

Dick was asked how she has been able to handle the controversy involving her qualification for the Olympics over Thema Williams. 

Womantra stands in defense of gymnasts

Women’s activists group, Womantra, is taking issue with the actions of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnasts Federation.

The federation initiated disciplinary action against Thema Williams and Marissa Dick, after topless photos of the athletes surfaced in the public domain.

In a release today the women’s rights group is describing the decision as body policing, character assassination and misogyny.

Earlier this year, Thema Williams posted a topless post of herself on her instagram page captioned “being black women is an honour..always”.

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