Wiltshire leads Guyana’s contingent to Athens Games
August 5, 2004
FORMER National squash champion Garfield Wiltshire will lead Guyana’s contingent to Athens Games.
The Guyana Olympic Association (GOA), yesterday, released the names of the officials that will accompany the athletes to the XXVIII Olympiad later this month.
Wiltshire, who is Chef de Mission of the Guyana team, leaves on Saturday, meeting with Guyanese swimmer Onan Thom in Barbados. The swimming official is Thom’s Trinidadian coach Hazel Haynes.
The track & field official is Pamela Phillips, while Marion Burnett’s coach Mark Elliott has been named a coach for Marian and Aliann Pompey should she make the games if she recovers in time for the games.
Pompey and Burnett are scheduled to leave for Athens on August 11, arriving there the following day.
In weightlifting, general secretary of the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) Deion Nurse was named manager/coach of London-based lifter Julian McWatt.
McWatt secured a wild card entry for the event and would be competing in the ‘B’ class division at the Games. He will arrive in Athens on August 16.
Nurse and Phillips leave on Tuesday next, along with the two Youth Campers for the Games, Erica Browne from track & field and Raymond Baksh from table tennis.
The GOA selected the two a few months ago after they submitted essays and were interviewed by a panel of judges selected by the association.
While at the camp the two will make presentations on the history of their country and be involved in a number of tours around the country and visits to the Games.