Trinidad and Tobago’s has 22 good reason to be proud of its contingent to the 2017 Carifta Games. With a medal count of seven gold, five silver and ten bronze, Team T&T made its presence felt at the just- concluded Games in Willemstad, Curacao, first-time host of the event.
Running second only behind Jamaica, athletic powerhouse of the Caribbean, T&T signalled the coming of age of a new generation of athletes. Stand-out athlete of the meet was undoubtedly Khalifa St Fort, the 19-year-old who took gold in both the Girl’s Under-20 100m and 200m. Under the expert handling of coach Ato Boldon, T&T’s quadruple Olympian medallist, St Fort has been rising to expectations with the promise of more to come.
Over the course of the Games, the home crowd has had a chance to discover and learn more about some of the relatively new talents performing under the red, white and black.