Monday, July 15, 2024

12 athletes to represent Belize in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games


A delegation of 12 athletes and six coaches are scheduled to leave the country on Monday July 14th to participate in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The XX Commonwealth Games is set to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from July 23rd to August 3rd, 2014 and 70 nations including Belize will take part and compete in 17 different sporting events.
According to the Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Committee (BOCGA), Belize will compete in five of the events. Katy Sealy will participate in the Heptathlon and Kaina Martinez will run the 100-meter and 200-meter races in the female category. In the male sprint category Mark Anderson will be the representative, Brandon Jones in the male triple and long jumps, while Kenneth Medwood will compete in the 400-meter hurdle. In Cycling, Giovanni Lovell and Joel Borland will participate in the road and time trial events respectively. Gregory Lovell is also competing in the road discipline along with Ron Vasquez. Andrew Wigmore will participate in the men trap shooting discipline, while Tyrone Tun will compete in the table tennis men’s singles. Kent Gabourel will participate in the triathlon and it is the first time Belize is participating in this event.

Kent Bob Gabourel
Kent Bob Gabourel

Fredrick Evans, Kay De-Vaughn, Perry Gibson, Andrew Castle, Arturo Vasquez and Giovanni Alamilla are part of the coaching staff while the Chief of Mission is Patrick Henry. According to the BOCGA, the Commonwealth Games is the 2nd largest multi-sport event held every four years. It adds that BOCGA is pleased to have worked with the National Federations/Associations in putting together and preparing the athletes to represent and make Belize proud.
Cyclists Byron Pope was selected to represent Belize in cycling but unfortunately suffered an accident on 28th June. The San Pedro Sun joins the country in wishing the Belizeans athletes all the best.

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