BVI’s athletes to compete at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

headerlogoThe British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee has announced the team to participate in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada from July 10-26.

Six (6) athletes and four (4) officials are now confirmed to attend the games.

BVI will compete in three sporting disciplines including athletics, squash and swimming.

The Toronto 2015 competitors from track and field include sprinter, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott in the 100m, Karene King in the 200m, Chantel Malone in the Long Jump and Eldred Henry who competes in both the Discus and the Shot Put. The team coaches are Winston Potter and Anthony Dougherty.

Elinah Phillip will be representing the BVI in swimming with the 50m and 100m Freestyle as her chosen events and Tracy Bradshaw as her coach.

Joe Chapman starts the ball rolling for the BVI team in the Squash Men’s Singles on July 11, with Adam Murrills as his coach.

In charge of the delegation is Chef de Mission for Toronto 2015, Mr. Xavier Dag Samuels.

Ephraim Penn, President of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee stated: “I am pleased we have been able to get six athletes qualified to represent us in Toronto 2015. This is double the number from Guadalajara four years ago in 2011 and it is great to have more than one sport represented. I am hopeful of solid performances from the athletes, especially in track and field and hope we can build on the excellent results we had last year at the Commonwealth and CAC Games”.

BVI’s Welcome Ceremony at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games is scheduled at the Athletes Village on July 9th, 2015 at 7 p.m., with the Opening Ceremony due to commence on July 10th, 2015 at 8 p.m.

It is expected that live coverage will be shown on television on the ESPN-Caribbean channel, so fans at home can follow the BVI athletes in action.

Click to view the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games competition schedule.

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