Gymnast Hislop named to All America team

Khazia His­lop, the daugh­ter of for­mer T&T World Cup goal­keep­er, Neil "Sha­ka" His­lop was named Sec­ond Team All Amer­i­ca on the floor for the 2019 reg­u­lar sea­son by the Women's Col­le­giate Gym­nas­tics As­so­ci­a­tion on Wednes­day.

This was the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year that His­lop has been award­ed Sec­ond Team All Amer­i­ca on the floor by the Women's Col­le­giate Gym­nas­tics As­so­ci­a­tion.

Khazia's ac­com­plish­ment marks the Tar Heel's fifth All Amer­i­ca recog­ni­tion on Floor Ex­er­cise over the past 16 years.

First-round victory for Thema Williams in lawsuit proceedings

Gymnast Thema Williams won the first round of her multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation this morning at the Hall of Justice.

High Court judge Frank Seepersad, who is presiding over the civil lawsuit, ruled against the federation on a preliminary issue which was raised by defence attorneys during a previous hearing in January.

The defence had contended that the High Court was not the proper forum for the matter to be heard and that it should instead be resolved by way of dispute resolution.

Thema comes home

Trinidad and Tobago gymnast Thema Williams returned home last night to a celebratory audience at the Piarco International Airport.

A smiling Thema was serenaded by International Soca Monarch winner, The Voice, who performed 'Cheers to Life' before a DJ broke into Dwayne Bravo's "Champion".


Thema has won the sympathy of thousands across the nation after she was denied a chance to compete in the qualifiers for the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

Female entertainers, athletes in topless campaign supporting gymnast Thema Williams

Local entertainer Nikki Crosby has launched an online campaign in support of gymnast Thema Williams, showing the backs of 12 topless women.

Crosby, who has been critical of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnatic Federation’s decision to refer the athlete to the disciplinary committee, has enlisted the help of other prominent female media and sporting personalities in the online campaign titled #wesupportthema .

The online poster features a group of women replicating Thema’s photo.