Tuesday July 14th, Toronto, Canada – Dylan Carter swam to an impressive fifth place finish in the men’s 100m freestyle final at the Pan Am Games. Carter entered the final as the sixth fastest qualifier with a time of 49:29, and bettered that time in the final with a personal best of 49.10. Clearly pleased with his performance, Carter tweeted following the race, “5th place tonight and movement in the right direction! Rome wasn’t built in a day.” TTOC President Brian Lewis also offered his congratulations to Carter following the race.
In football, the women warriors fought to a 1-1 draw against Columbia, with Kennya Cordner scoring the equalizer on the same day that she was named Tobago House of Assembly (THA) sportswoman of the year 2014. This result leaves Trinidad and Tobago third in Group A with 2 points. They will next face Mexico on Saturday July 18th.
Sailing also continued with Kelly Ann Arrindell and Andrew Lewis placing 10th and 6th respectively in race 4 of the Laser event. Seven races are left in the competition.
In beach volleyball the women’s duo of Davidson and Dyette lost to Argentina in straight sets. They will next face Mexico on Wednesday. In field hockey the men’s team featuring Shaquille Daniel, son of flag bearer Roger Daniel suffered a heavy defeat to Argentina, losing 11:0 in their opening match. They will next face Cuba on Thursday.
In other events fighter Christopher George lost to his Uruguayan opponent Manuel Beuno in men’s Judo -100Kg and is out of the competition. In trap shooting Anthony Maraj ended day 2 of qualification ranked 28th out of 29 competitors, and will not advance to the final.
On Wednesday July 15th sailing will continue along with beach volleyball.