Castries, Saint Lucia: St. Lucia becomes the first OECS island to win a Caribbean table tennis title of any kind. Saint Lucia beat Guyana’s A team 3-2.
Leshon Francis played undefeated, winning both of his matches; however Manie Eleuthere having lost a match was put on the spot to win the decisive match. Manie then showed he fought under pressure as he played every point with passion and national pride and won the decisive game 3-0.
The Saint Lucia table tennis team traveled to Guyana this week to compete in the Caribbean Under-13 and Under-11 Table Tennis Championships.
The Saint Lucia team includes head coach Chris Wells and 4 athletes – Shantal Charles, Leshon Francis, Manie Eleuthere and Vernon Salvator. Other participating teams include: Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad.
The 2022 Caribbean Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships begin today with the team matches starting at 10am.
The opening ceremony took place at 3 p.m. with Charles Ramson jr. Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports – Guyana and delivered the keynote address.
Countries like Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia are fielding teams.
The tournament started on October 14, 2022 and will conclude on October 19, 2022 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Homestretch Avenue G/town Guyana.
With the simple aspect of the tournament ended yesterday. Guyana players performed well with Chelsea Edghill, OLY advance to quarter-finals, natalie_cummings26 Shemar Britton go to the round of 16.
Attention also turned to the team event with both men and women participating today. The men were Christopher Franklin, Shemar Britton and Elishaba Johnson. The women are Chelsea Edghill, Priscilla Greaves and Natalie Cummings.
The presentation of medals and trophies for the team competition of the Mini Caribbean Championships, Pre-Cadet-Table Tennis 2022 which took place in Guyana.