Trinidad and Tobago will be sending twenty-one athletes to the 15th IAAF World Championships being held in Beijing, China, from the 22nd – 30th August. Approximately 2000 athletes from more than 200 nations are expected to take part during the nine days of competition.
Leading the charge for Team TTO will be National Record Holder; Commonwealth Silver medalist; Olympic and Pan Am Gold medalist Keshorn Walcott. Walcott, who injured his ankle about three weeks ago while competing in Monaco prior to the Pan American Games, has been undergoing therapy while training and is hoping to be 100% ready to make it to the top of the podium come the 26th August.
Other notable mentions representing Team TTO are, 19-year-old Machel Cedenio, 2014 World Jr. Champion and double Pan Am medalist. Lalonde Gordon, double Olympic; Commonwealth; Pan Am and NACAC medalist. Mikel Thomas National Record holder (110m hurdles) Pan Am Silver/Bronze and NACAC Gold medalist, and defending World Champion and Commonwealth Silver medalist Jehue Gordon, who will also be trying to make it back onto the podium after dealing with some minor injuries.
On the ladies side, Sportswoman of the Year, National Record holder, Commonwealth Silver and Pan Am Gold medalist Cleopatra Borel, will be the first athlete in action at the Championships on the opening day.
Seventeen-year-old, Pan Am Junior 100m Champion and World Youth Silver medalist Khalifa St. Fort will be making her first appearance at a senior level for Team TTO. NACAC Silver medalists Semoy Hackett (200m) who broke her own National Record just two days ago and Sparkle McKnight (400mH) both seem to be peaking at the right time. Most of the locally based athletes fly out today (11th).
The remainder of the team will arrive in China over the next two days where they will set up a training camp. This camp is being sponsored by NGC and will enable the athletes to acclimatize and fine-tune their skills going into the Championships.
The team will be accompanied by a group of competent officials comprising of Level Five coaches, World and Olympic medalist, together with an experience medical team.
|Keston Bledman||100m/ 4x100m|
|Rondell Sorrillo||100m/ 4x100m|
|Dan- Neil Telesford||4 x 100m|
|Emmanuel Callender||4 x 100m|
|Kyle Geaux||200m/ 4 x 100m|
|Mikel Thomas||110H / 4 x 100m|
|Machel Cedenio||400m/ 4 x 400m|
|Renny Quow||400m/ 4 x 400m|
|Jarrin Solomon||400m/ 4 x 400m|
|La Londe Gordon||400m/ 4 x 400m|
|Deon Lendore||4 x 400m|
|Jehue Gordon||400m H/ 4 x 400m|
|Kelly-Ann Baptiste||100m/ 4 x 100m|
|Khalifa St. Fort||100m/ 4 x 100m|
|Michelle–Lee Ahye||100m/ 4 x 100m|
|Semoy Hackett||100m/ 200m/ 4 x 100m|
|Reyare Thomas||200m/ 4 x 100m|
|Kamaria Durant||200m/ 4 x 100m|
|Sparkle Mc Knight||400m Hurdles|
|Dr. Ian Hypolite||Head Coach|
|Edwin Skinner||Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach|
|Charles Joseph||Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach|
|Gunness Persad||Sprints & Hurdles / Relays Coach|
|Ato Boldon||Sprints / Relays Coach|
|Ismael Lopez Mastsrapa||Throws Coach|
|Dr. Anyl Gopeesing||Medical|
|Dr. Verne Alleyne||Medical|