Boxers, TT players suffer heavy defeats
By Michael DaSilva
August 9, 2002
Local boxers and table tennis players suffered heavy defeats on day eight of the VII South American Games in Brazil. The boxers lost all three fights they contested on Wednesday, while both the male and female table tennis teams lost two matches each.
In boxing, the local pugilists lost two of their three bouts via stoppages in the third round, while in table tennis, the local girls team suffered 3-0 defeats at the hands of Chile and Brazil. Their male counterparts went down 3-2 to Argentina and 3-0 to Brazil.
Swimmer Onan Thom, competing in the 100-metre back stroke on Wednesday, could do no better than sixth position. He returned one minute 05.30 seconds for the distance, while the winner (Daniel Novak of Brazil) clocked 59.35 seconds.
Wilmot Hutson had his junior flyweight fight against Venezuela’s Carlos Campos stopped in the third round, as did Iwan Azore who was saved from further punishment in third round, in his junior welterweight bout against Brazil’s Erivan Conceicao.
Bantamweight Paul Lewis, the other Guyanese to fight on Wednesday, lost by a 16-4 points decision to Argentina’s Ceferino Labarda.
Grouped with Chile, Brazil and Peru, the local two-member female team failed to win a match against Chile or Brazil and were slated to face Peru yesterday. Versus Chile on table one, Guyana’s junior champion Jody-Ann Blake lost to Patricia Alvares 11-8, 11-6, 11-5, while national ladies champion Vida Moore went down 11-4, 11-4, 11-4 to Ma
Guyana could not field a third female, thus giving Ximena Ceron a walk over.
Playing against the host team, Moore lost 4-11, 6-11, 4-11 to Ligia Silva, while Blake succumbed to Mariany Nonaka 11-2, 11-3, 12-10.
Brazil’s Claudia Ikelzumi gained a walk over.
In the men’s competition, Guyana, grouped with Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia, lost by a 2-3 margin to Argentina, with national junior boys champion Jonathan Sankar and Matthew Khan securing victories for Guyana.
Sankar beat Daniel Constantino 8-11, 11-5, 11-2, 14-12, while Khan disposed of Diego Alto 11-2, 11-8, 11-3.
Alto however got the better of Christopher Franklin, beating him 11-6, 11-2, 11-9.
Both Franklin and Khan were beaten by Diego Sosa. Franklin lost 11-6, 11-7, 11-5, while Khan went down 2-11, 2-11, 8-11.
When they (Guyana) played Brazil, Khan lost to Thiago Monteiro 7-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, while Franklin went down 9-11, 6-11, 6-11 to Hugo Hanashiro.
Sankar was beaten 6-11, 7-11, 5-11 by Cazuo Matsumote.
The male team was scheduled to play Bolivia yesterday evening. Welterweight boxer Lennox Allen was billed to fight Ernesto Oliveto of Argentina yesterday, while today, Rayon O`Neil faces Jinner Guerrero Quintero of Ecuador in a light middleweight contest.