Saturday, 14 July 2012 19:35
Njisane Phillip is just 21, and will gain valuable experience on his Olympic debut in London, England.
But while the Trinidad and Tobago cyclist seems on course to challenge for a sprint medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, in Brazil, he is already good enough to force himself into the headlines at London 2012.
In October, last year, Phillip broke the Pan American Games record in the Flying 200 metres with a sizzling 9.977 seconds ride, in Mexico. He went on to bag bronze in the men’s sprint.
In March, Phillip turned bronze into gold, winning the sprint title at the 2012 Pan American Track Cycling Championships, in Argentina.
And in Colorado, USA, in June, the young cycling star established a new national and Pan American record in the Flying 200, scorching the track in 9.775 seconds.