Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 13, 2016: The SKNOC is pleased to announce that training sessions in the Olympic Team SKN camp have been going well ahead of their first competitions kicking off today with the Men’s 100m. Seven athletes from the Federation comprised of six males and one female will be competing across the 100m and 200m races and 4 x 100m relay.
Team Captain, Antoine Adams, leads the full roster of track and field athletes which include Allistar Clarke, Kim Collins, Brijesh Lawrence, Jason Rogers, Lestrod Roland and Tameka Williams, as they prepare for one of the most anticipated games of the Olympics, at the Maracanã Stadium.
Head Coach, Donnell Esdaille, said, “Training and practice sessions are in full swing at the Olympic training facility and athletes are in good spirits as they look forward to finally getting out on to the Stadium. I am exceptionally proud of the athletes who individually achieved the Olympic qualifying standard, along with the relay team who automatically qualified at the World Relays in 2015, when they made the finals.”
Esdaille continued, “This is what they have been preparing for, this is their dream and I am confident that each athlete will achieve their highest level of performance on the track. On behalf of the Federation and Kittitians and Nevisians around the globe, I wish them God speed and success.”
The SKNOC reminds fans watching the Games to keep up with the day to day coverage and excitement of the athletics via SKNOC Facebook and Twitter pages in addition to live coverage on Free to Air TV, Cable TV, Mobile streaming and ESPN Caribbean.
The Schedule of Track and Field events for Olympic Team SKN (Rio Time) is as follows:
Men’s 100m with Antoine Adams, Kim Collins and Brijesh Lawrence:
- Sat, August 13: Heats starting
- Sun, August 14: Semi-Finals and Final
Women’s 200m with Tameka Williams:
- Mon, August 15: Heats starting
- Tue, August 16: Semi-Finals
- Wed, August 17: Finals
Men’s 200m with Antoine Adams:
- Tue, August 16: Heats starting
- Wed, August 17: Semi-Finals
- Thu, August 18: Finals
Men’s 4x100m relay with Antoine Adams, Allistar Clarke, Kim Collins, Brijesh Lawrence, Jason Rogers and Lestrod Roland:
- Thu, August 18: Heats starting
- Fri, August 19: Finals