AAG hails ‘stellar performances’ of Commonwealth Youth Games athletes
The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has extended congratulations to the country’s standout athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad.
Under the guidance of coach Julian Edmonds, the five athletes- Tianna Springer, Javon Roberts, Attoya Harvey, Malachi Austin and Narissa McPherson- copped a total of four medals (two gold, one silver and a bronze).
Springer created history by copping Guyana’s first-ever gold at the Games, winning the Women’s 400m in 53.55s, with McPherson winning bronze. Springer is also a gold medallist at the CARIFTA Games and the South American Under-20 Championship.
Springer, Roberts, Austin and McPherson then shattered the 4x400m Mixed Relay record on their way to winning gold in a time of 3:22.07s. The erased the old mark of 3:25.08s.
Austin was the other medallist for Guyana, taking silver in the Men’s 400m, an event in which he was the fastest qualifier.
Below is the full statement issued by the AAG
The Athletics Association of Guyana wishes to extend congratulations to the athletes who represented the country in the recently concluded Commonwealth Youth Games, which was held in Trinidad.
The stellar performances of the athletes, whether in the achievement of new personnel best times or the achievement of medals, cannot go unnoticed. This being the first time Guyana has been represented in the discipline of athletics at these Games has paid off exponentially.
The athletes, through their performances, have brought immense joy and pride to the entire nation. The historic record-breaking performances of the 4x400m Mixed Relay team, comprising Malachi Austin, Narissa McPherson, Jevon Roberts and Tianna Springer culminated the games in grandeur.
The Association would also like to extend its gratitude to the Guyana Olympic Association for awarding places to its athletes so that they could participate in this prestigious event.