PR – The Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) is pleased to announce that ten (10) athletes will represent Grenada at the inaugural Pan-American Junior Games scheduled for November 25 to December 5, 2021, in Cali, Colombia.
The team comprises of 4 females and 6 males who will compete among the best junior athletes in the Pan-American region in athletics, boxing, swimming, table tennis, and tennis. They are Jonair Thomas, Kelsie Murell-Ross, and Gamali Felix – Athletics; Jaffer Shade – Boxing; Anaika Charles, Gabrielle Hyson, Kerry Ollivierre, and Zacakary Gresham – Swimming; Cedric Marquez – Table Tennis; and, Yosef Ross – Tennis.
The team will be led by Chef de Mission Denise Williams, who will be accompanied by 4 coaches – Wayne McSween (Athletics), Sebastian Stiell (Boxing), Jason Stanislaus (Table Tennis and Tennis), and Gerson Escobar (Swimming).
The Pan-American Junior Games is a new multisport event organized by PanAm Sports for athletes aged 17 to 22, who are just starting their careers in elite sport and seeking a path to compete at the two most important multisport events in the World – the Santiago 2023 Pan-American Games and Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Grenada will join 41 countries comprising of 3,800 athletes to compete in 39 sporting disciplines, with individual Gold medalists earning their country a guaranteed spot at the Santiago 2023 PanAmerican Games. The Games will be streamed LIVE for free to sports fans throughout the World on the PanAm Sports Channel website https://www.panamsportschannel.org/cali-2021 and mobile application available for download on Google Play, Apple Store, Roku, FireTV and Apple TV, among others.
Please visit https://www.callivalle2021.com/en/home/ for the preliminary competition schedule and more about the games.
The full listing of Grenada’s team for the 2021 Pan-American Junior Games is as follows:
Team Grenada Women
|Gabrielle Hyson||Female||Swimming||100m Butterfly; 50m Freestyle; 200m Freestyle|
|Anaika Charles||Female||Swimming||200m Breaststroke; 100m Breaststroke;
|Kelsie Murrell-Ross||Female||Athletics||Shot Put|
Team Grenada Men
|Kerry Ollivierre||Male||Swimming||100m Freestyle; 50m Freestyle|
|Zackary Gresham||Male||Swimming||100m Backstroke; 200m Individual Medley; 100m Butterfly|
|Gamali Felix||Male||Athletics||400m Sprint|
|Cedric Marquez||Male||Table Tennis||Singles|
Officials: Denise Williams – Chef de Mission; Wayne McSween – Athletics Coach; Sebastian Stiell – Boxing Coach; Gerson Escobar – Swimming Coach; Jason Stanislaus – Tennis and Table Tennis Coach.