Troy Doris is here

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Commonwealth gold medallist Troy Doris arrived in Guyana on Monday night to be a special guest of honour at the National Sports Commission’s annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Pegasus Hotel this evening.

The USA-based Guyanese Triple Jumper is slated to receive a special award at the function, in recognition of his gold medal performance at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this year.

Director of Sport Christopher Jones told the media that Doris’ achievement is a major boost to country. He also spoke of the administration’s support for local athletes.

“Troy’s achievement has placed Guyana on the world map and is a testimony to what can be achieved by our athletes with hard work and dedication. As a government we understand our responsibility to our athletes and Troy’s presence is to reiterate to particularly our athletes that even though resources are scarce the government still intends to contribute towards their development,” Jones said.

This evening’s ceremony will see over 57 individuals, including sportsmen and sportswomen, as well as sports administrators and journalists, being awarded for their outstanding performances in 2017, at the local, regional and international levels.

It will get underway at 18:45h.

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