T&T's two-man bobsleigh team of Axel Brown and Andre Marcano now have a fair idea of what to expect next week when the 2022 Beijing Winter Games continue with their event on Thursday.
The duo contested heat one and two of the opening training event at the Yanqing National Sliding Centre and produced a decent time of one minute, 02.52 seconds (1:02.52).
It was a decent finish for the T&T duo, considering the line-up of very experience opponents. They were supported by Shakeel John, the alternate and coach Thomas Harris during their run.
Yesterday president of the T&T Olympic Committee Brian Lewis said the energy in the T&T camp at the mountains where the sliding started taking place is very good.
"There were challenges and there would always be challenges at this level and I have to give credit to the team. The athletes- Axel Brown, Andre Marcano, Shakir John, the coach Thomas Harris, the Chef de Mission Lovie Santana and the COVID Liaison officer Rheza Grant, you know they are working as a team to overcome obstacles and challenges and in any situation such as the Winter Olympic Games, T&T hasn't been there in 20 years and the effort for the team to qualify was a very short one, so there will be challenges that need to be overcome but the energy is good and they're pulling it together."
Brown in an earlier interview told Guardian Media Sports he didn't want to make predictions for the games but he and his team members were eager to spin into action.
Lewis noted: " At the games most people wouldn't expect to see T&T. They had the training run yesterday and again today and then there will be one on Saturday, so they're using the training runs to get a feel for the track and identify what their strategy is going to be going into the events on the 14th and 15th."