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Boldon says more to come from T&T

Published: 
Friday, August 10, 2012
T&T’s Lalonde Gordon chases Grenada’s Kirani James to the line in the men’s 400-metre final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, yesterday.

 

Quadruple Olympic medallist Ato Boldon has described T&T’s performance at the Games here so far as one of the best ever performances by a T&T Olympic team. “We have not only done well in track, which has been where we have won our most medals, but we have done well in the other areas. Just look at the performances of Keshorn Walcott in the javelin and Njisane Phillips in cycling. Imagine this, their first Olympics and they did so well. That has to be historic,” said Boldon, who is working with NBC as an analyst during the Olympic Games. Boldon noted that most members of the team are young: “They can have multiple shots at future Olympics once we put everything in place to ensure they are well supported and well looked after. This has to be a good sign. 
 
 
“I have always stated that this was one of the best balanced teams we ever had in any Olympics.” Boldon who visited the team at their training camp in Wales  declared: “I am not surprised by the 4x400 metres men. I always felt that once they were healthy they would run well, and when you look at what they have achieved so far, setting a new national record without Renny Quow...they are going to give it everything.” Boldon predicted another two medals for T&T: “The way it is going, we could end up with at least two more medals in the remaining events, which would be great for T&T and sports.”  This is Boldon’s sixth Olympics, his second as an analyst, and he was quick to add: “For me in terms of organisation and the weather and all the arrangements, this has been better than Beijing. I did not think coming here I would say that, but I have to give the credit to organising committee here in London. They have done a wonderful job.” 

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