E-Networks makes financial contribution to Olympic-bound boxer Allicock
E-Networks Inc. – Guyana’s only local telecommunications provider – today presented boxer Keevin Allicok with a sponsorship cheque of G$250,000 ahead of his departure to the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
The Games will be held from July 23 to August 8. Prior to the Games, the 22-year-old will engage in a high-level, three-week training camp in Russia, compliments of the Guyana Olympic Association.
“Allicock’s Olympic qualification is the first for Guyana in 25 years, and E-Networks recognises this as a proud moment for our country,” E-Networks said in a press release.
“We believe sponsorships like these allow our local athletes to perfect their craft, gain exposure, and reach their full potential – all while representing Guyana on the world stage. E-Networks is thrilled to lend our support to Keevin and we wish him well on his journey to this year’s Tokyo Olympics.”
Allicock, a 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games silver medallist, will also join boxers from Antigua, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago as CARICOM representatives in Tokyo. The last Guyanese boxer to qualify for the Olympic Games was John Douglas in 1996.
Allicock has long been touted as a potential Olympic medallist, given his exploits in regional and international competitions for Guyana over the years.
He is currently ranked number 19 in the world and seven in the Americas, rankings that were crucial in him qualifying for the global Games.
To date, Guyana has won only one Olympic medal, which, incidentally, came through the sport of boxing in 1980 when Bantamweight fighter Micheal Parris won bronze in Moscow.