July 12th, Toronto, Canada – Young Sailor Kelly Ann Arrindell is currently ranked second in the Women’s Laser Radial Sailing event after the first race. The start of the sailing event was delayed by several hours today due to weather conditions, which resulted in the course being changed, and an official protest by an Argentinian sailor. Arrindell has eleven more races to complete. Andrew Lewis, competing in the men’s Laser event is currently ranked 10th after his first race.
In swimming, sixteen-year-old Carifta Champion, Christian Marsden showed great promise in finishing 13th in the Men’s Open Water 10Km final, in a time of 2:07:53.5. Marsden was one of the youngest competitors in the event, and showed great form in competing against World Champion and eventual winner Chip Peterson of the United States, and former 2012 Junior Pan Pacs Champion David Heron who finshed second. He was supported by a small but vocal contingent of fans including his mother, grandmother, sister and staff of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee.
In shooting two-time Sportsman of the Year awardee and this year’s flag bearer, Roger Daniel finished 16th in the 10m Air Pistol qualification event and did not advance to the final.
Gymnast Marisa Dick is scheduled to compete tonight in all four events – balance beam, vault, uneven bars and floor exercise.