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13 Athletes to Represent St. Lucia at Commonwealth Games

Thirteen athletes will represent Saint Lucia at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, from 28th July to 8th August, 2022.

They are:

ATHLETICS

• Julien Alfred – Women’s 100m and 200m

• Delan Edwin – Men’s 100m and 200m and Men’s 4x100m Relay

• Stephan Charles – Men’s 100m and Men’s 100m Relay

• Sandisha Antoine – Women’s Triple Jump

• Michael Joseph – Men’s 400m and Men’s 4x100m Relay

• Lenyn Leonce – Men’s 200m and Men’s 4x100m Relay

• Micky Ferdinand – Men’s Pole Vault

Athletics Coaches: Henry Bailey and Makeba Alcide

BOXING

• Leran Regis – Over 92 kg. (Super Heavyweight)

• Arthur Langelier – 75 kg. to 80 kg (Light Heavyweight)

• Kyghan Mortley – 71kg. to 75 kg. (Middleweight)

Boxing Coach: Conrad Fredericks

SWIMMING

• Mikaili Charlemagne – Women’s 50m Freestyle and Women’s 50m Butterfly

• Jayhan Odlum-Smith – Men’s 50m Butterfly and Men’s 50m Freestyle

Swimming Coach: David Peterkin

TABLE TENNIS

• De’Andre Calderon – Men’s Singles

Table Tennis Coach: Chris Wells

Some members of the Commonwealth Games delegation.

Team Saint Lucia will head to the Games under the stewardship of Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley, who will be assisted by Team Manager, David Christopher. Press Attache′ is Stan Bishop.

During a press briefing on Friday, 15th July at Olympic House to introduce some of the team to the media, Chef de Mission, Joyce Huxley, stated that the three boxers had left Saint Lucia on 29th June for the United Kingdom, where they are currently undergoing training in preparation for the Games. Table tennis player, De’Andre Calderon, she added, has been training in Germany for over a month now in preparation for the Games.

“Birmingham is unusual, in that we don’t have all team members in the same location,” Huxley said about the team’s accommodation. “Our team will be split into two locations: the University of Birmingham and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC).”

Speaking to her expectations of Team Saint Lucia’s performance at the upcoming Games, she said: “I’m hoping to see best times and best events for each and every athlete in Birmingham. I think what we’ve done with boxing and table tennis, particularly, they’ve been given a great opportunity to get some additional training immediately prior to the Games.”

Meanwhile, Alfred Emmanuel, President of the Commonwealth Games Association of  Saint Lucia, said he, too, has high expectations of the team.

“On behalf of the Executive Board of the Commonwealth Games Association of Saint Lucia, I wish each and everyone participating in the upcoming Games every success,” Emmanuel said. “Our organization has spared absolutely no effort in ensuring that the arrangements are in place so that everyone will be comfortable prior to and during those Games.”

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