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NATIONAL welterweight boxer Aaron Prince will not join super heavyweight Nigel Paul at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in August.

The T&T senior women won gold at the Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championship with a 9-5 defeat of Guatemala for a 3-0 record in the two-team event at the Guatemala National Swimming Pool, Guatemala City, on Friday.

Richard Thompson's face said it all after he sped across the line to win the Men's 100 metres final at the National Association for Athletic Administrations (NAAA) National Gas Company (NGC)/Sagicor Senior Championships, "It's great to be champion again." His comment after taking gold in spectacular fashion.

Diego Martin-born duo, Ayana Dyette and Malika Davidson kept T&T women hopes of a top eighth place finish at the 12-team double-elimination NORCECA Continental Cup Beach Volleyball qualifiers to the Rio de Janiero Olympic Games alive with a “Golden Set” win over Jamaica at Guayman, Sonora, Mexico, yesterday. T&T played Guatemala in a losing semi-final last night.

On Saturday, August 6th, the first heats of the Women’s Single Sculls will take place at Lagoa Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and Aisha Chow will carry her Fluid single down to the water at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, "located in the heart of Rio with a spectacular backdrop of mountains, the Tijuca Forest and Christ the Redeemer statue at Corcovado."

After attending rehab, the swimmer is not fixated on adding to his record total of Olympic medals in Rio. The journey now is personal.

TRIPLE OLYMPIC medallist Richard Thompson and Semoy Hackett topped the respective men’s and women’s 100 metres preliminary round fields yesterday, as the 2016 NGC/Sagicor-sponsored NAAA National Open Track and Field Championships began at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Top national women’s sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste says knowing that Trinidad and Tobago’s women’s 4x100 metre (m) relay team has a chance to make history at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games is one of her biggest motivations.

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