THERE is nothing like a mother’s love.

For their child, a mother will go the extra mile to ensure their well-being and positive development.

When it comes to being the mother of a young athlete, much more is required to ensure the athlete is physically and emotionally ready to compete.

First Citizens teller supervisor Denise Williams-Blackman, mother of TT junior swimmer Nikoli Blackman, told Newsday she is happy to support behind the scenes and play the role of "back-office staff” to her only child.

Nikoli, 17, is one of...

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