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16 athletes to represent Guyana at South American Games

A total of 16 athletes across four sporting disciplines are set to compete in next month’s South American Games.

This year’s South American Games will be held from October 1 – 15 in Asunción, Paraguay. Guyana will be represented in Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash, and Boxing.

Attorney-At-Law and President of the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Keavon Bess, will serve as the contingent’s Chef-de-Mission.

In table tennis, the women’s team comprises Olympian Chelsea Edghill, Natalie Cummings, and Priscilla Greaves.

The men’s table tennis team is Christopher Franklin, Shemar Britton, and Elishaba Johnson. The table tennis contingent will be accompanied by coach Idi Lewis.

The boxing team features Olympian Keevin Allicock, Collin Lewis, and Desmond Amsterdam. Terrence Poole is the coach, while Gregory Cort is the manager.

Coach Naeem Haque will accompany a badminton squad of the Ramdhani siblings, Priyanna, Narayan, and Akili Haynes.

Garfield Wiltshire will manage and coach the experienced squash contingent of Nicolette Fernandes, Taylor Fernandes, Larissa Wiltshire, and Ashley Khalil.

The games were first held in Bolivia in 2018 when Guyana finished with five medals – one silver and four bronze.

The 2022 edition of the multi-sport event will see Curacao, Aruba, and Panama joining the 12 independent countries in South America. French Guiana will not be present. It is unclear at this point whether any track and field athletes will attend this year’s games.

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