Tokyo Olympics: Edghill up against Yee of Fiji in opening game
Following the official opening ceremony on Friday (July 23), Guyanese table tennis player Chelsea Edghill will swing into action the following day at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Edghill, the first Guyanese table tennis player to ever attend the Games, will shape up against Sally Yee of Fiji in her first round game at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gym in Japan.
Edghill, who was granted a spot at the Games through the tripartite system, which only has two spots worldwide for table tennis, one male and female, had been in training at the Indian Community Centre in California fine-tuning her game ahead of the global showpiece.
Before leaving for the training, the former Under-21 Caribbean Champion and 2018 National Sportswoman-of-the-Year had received support from the Guyana Olympic Association, ANSA McAL Trading, the Guyana Lottery Company and P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited.
Edghill is one of seven athletes from four disciplines representing Guyana at the upcoming Olympic Games. The others are boxer Keevin Allicock, athletes Aliyah Abrams, Jasmine Abrams and Emmanuel Archibald, and swimmers Andrew Fowler and Aleka Persaud.
Below is Guyana’s full contingent to the Games:
Garfield Wiltshire- Chef-de-Mission
Angelica Holder- COVID Liaison Officer/Physiotherapist
Deion Nurse- Secretary General
Aliann Pompey- Athlete Representative
Julian Edmonds- Athletics Manager/Coach
Denzel Abrams- Athletics Coach
Idi Lewis- Table Tennis Coach
Sebert Blake- Boxing Coach
Shyka Gonsalves- Swimming Coach
Aliyah Abrams- (Athlete) Women’s 400m
Jasmine Abrams- (Athlete) Women’s 100m
Emanuel Archibald- (Athlete) Men’s 100m
Chelsea Edghill- (Athlete) Women’s Table Tennis
Keevin Allicock- (Athlete) 52-57kg Boxing
Aleka Persaud- (Athlete) 50m Freestyle
Andrew Fowler- (Athlete) 100m Freestyle