Carlos Suarez - Boxing

Carlos Suarez - BoxingCarlos Suarez is Trinidad and Tobago’s lone representative in the boxing tournament at the 2012 London Olympics.
Nineteen-year-old Suarez is among 26 boxers listed for action in the light flyweight division. The field also includes Jantony Ortiz, the Puerto Rican who whipped Suarez 23-4 in the semifinal round at the Olympic Qualifiers Of The Americas, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in May.
It may not have seemed so at the time, but Suarez was fortunate to have fought Ortiz in the semis. Ortiz’s victory in the final meant that Suarez finished third, and was handed the final Olympic qualifying light flyweight spot up for grabs at the tournament, the American-born T&T boxer benefitting from the luck of the draw.

Roger Daniel - Shooting

Roger Daniel - ShootingRoger Daniel will be at the London Games, representing the red, white and black in the 10 metres air pistol and 50 metres pistol events.
The soldier made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece, tying for 27th in the 10 metres air pistol and finishing 33rd in the 50 metres pistol. And at the 2008 Beijing Games, he was 36th in the 10 metres air pistol.
Daniel has been a consistent performer for T&T, earning precious metal at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, the Pan American Games and the Commonwealth Games. Missing from his collection is an Olympic medal. The 42-year-old shooter aims to set that right in London

George Bovell - Swimming

George Bovell - SwimmingGeorge Bovell knows what it’s like to be part of an Olympic medal ceremony.

At the 2004 Games, in Athens, Greece, the Trinidad and Tobago swimmer earned bronze in the men’s 200 metres individual medley in one minute, 58.80 seconds.

Four years later, in Beijing, China, Bovell competed in the 50 metres freestyle, as well as the 100 free. In the longer race, he finished 20th overall in the opening round in 48.83 seconds, and did not advance to the semis. In the 50, though, Bovell progressed to the semis sixth fastest with a 21.77 seconds scorcher. A 21.86 seconds swim in his semifinal heat earned him 11th spot overall.

Bovell is hoping to return to the podium at the London Games. He will compete in the 100 backstroke and 100 free, but it is in the 50 free that he expects to make an impact.

Andrew Lewis - Sailing

Andrew Lewis - SailingAndrew 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.

Njisane Phillip - Cycling

Njisane Phillip - CyclingNjisane 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.