All of Saint Lucia’s athletes participating in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru are currently in the Games Village and are set for competition.
According to reports coming from the Peruvian city, the athletes met with Saint Lucia’s Minister of Youth Development and Sports Edmund Estephane, who is also in Peru, on Tuesday, August 6th. More details on the Meet and Greet will be featured in a subsequent issue of the VOICE.
The track events have already commenced and first up for Saint Lucia was defending Pan Am high jump champion and reigning senior Sportswoman of the Year, Levern Spencer along with comptriot Jeanelle Scheper both competiting in the high jump which was scheduled for 2.30 p.m. yesteday.
Tomorrow from 5.50 p.m., it will be the turn of Sandisha Antoine in the ladies triple jump event.
On Saturday 10th, from 3.45 p.m. reigning senior Sportsman of the Year Albert Reynolds will participate in the javelin throw.
The sailors finally set sail and according to Dave Pascal (Star Newspaper) and Marius Modeste (Freelance HTS) who are on special assigments in Peru, StaphanieDevaux Lovell was tied for third place in the first round, but has slipped to eighth place; with Luc Chevrier in the top five spot at the moment.
The two reporters said that the weather appears to be a major factor as there has been a number of postponements; the Saint Lucia track and field athletes are keeping their fingers crossed and hopefully there will be an improvement in the weather conditions when they do compete.
Meanwhile, athletics failed to get off to a blazing start on Tuesday with even the presence of Olympic 100 meters champion Elaine Thompson unable to light up a dreary afteternoon in Lima.
The Jamaican sprint queen, the biggest name in track and field competition along with her team mate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, strolled into the final by winning her semi-final in a pedestrian 11.36 seconds.