Saturday, 14 July 2012 19:36
Andrew Lewis will become the first Trinidad and Tobago sailor in 48 years to compete at the Olympics.
Last December, in Perth, Australia, Lewis fell short in his bid to qualify for the London Games. That left the 22-year-old with just one more opportunity.
With the remaining 12 Olympic spots up for grabs at the May 4-10 Audi Laser World Championships, in Boltenhagen, Germany, Lewis had to perform. He did, and the rest is history.
For the first time since Rawle Barrow and his brother, Cordell teamed up for 19th spot in the Flying Dutchman class at the 1964 Games, in Tokyo, Japan, T&T will be represented in an Olympic sailing competition.