Shanika Hernandez won gold medals in both kata and kumite in her age group at the recent Trinidad and Tobago Karate Union (TTKU) national karate tournament held last Sunday at the Maloney Indoor courts.
Recently returning from Las Vegas, where she competed in the elite division of the USA Open karate championships, Hernandez is training with her sensei Neville Mason (7th Dan), toward possibly qualifying for a spot on the national team to represent the country at the Youth Olympics later this year.
Eight-year old Anamika Toyer, won silver medals in kata and kumite at the USA Open karate tournament in Las Vegas held March 30th to April 1st, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
She was part of a team from Shotokan Karate International Federation Trinidad and Tobago (SKIFTT), representing Trinidad and Tobago at the tournament. Her coach Cindy Guevara (4th Dan), came away with a bronze in the kumite in her Division.
Toyer attends the Marina Regina Grade school, where she is an academic achiever as well as an athlete.
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.
Favourites West Indies failed in their bid to put the finishing touches on an otherwise successful campaign as memeses Afghanistan trounced them by seven wickets yesterday to lift the ICC World Cup Qualifiers trophy.
Hoping for revenge in the final at Harare Sports Club after two losses in the competition to the Asian side, West Indies never mounted a serious challenge, dismissed for 204 and then watching as Afghanistan strolled to their target with nearly 10 overs remaining.
Tobago is set to become a fixture in the Governor General’s Cup (GGC) Caribbean Air Rally.
This was confirmed by the event organisers, Aviation Connection, during a welcome reception for participants hosted by the Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation at the Pembroke Heritage Park on Friday.
The GGC has travelled extensively from the Canadian Arctic to the Caribbean islands, leading people of different cultures, nationalities and backgrounds to far-reaching destinations across the globe.
By virtue of having qualified for the Hexagonal Round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Russia 2018, T&T along with Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, and the United States have earned the right to be seeded directly into League A, and therefore will not participate in Nations League Qualifying.
T&T's hockey men ended their Dutch camp with a convincing 8-4 victory over Venlo Heren 1 today.
Jordan Vieira was again in top form, scoring four goals.
Akim Toussaint scored a brace while Marcus James and Jordan Reynos had one each.
Now it's on to Berlin for the World Cup.