Olympics

Chow, Dick in action for T&T today

Two female Trinidad and Tobago athletes will be in competition at the Rio Olympics today,

First in action will be Felice Chow, competing in the Women's Scull Rowing Repechage.

Chow placed fifth in Heat 6 on Saturday in a time of 8.31.83 and the Repechage is another opportunity for her to move further in the competition.

That event was due to start at 8.30 am but was delayed to 10 am due to strong winds.

Marisa Dick is the second T&T athlete in competition.

T&T rower Felice Chow fifth in single sculls event

Female T&T rower Felice Chow finished 5th in her heat in the single sculls rowing event this morning.

Chow, 39, finished in a time of 8.31.83, finishing down the field of 5 in heat six.

Emma Twigg of New Zealand won in a time of 8.17.02.

Chow showed great strength and was in second place for a portion of the race before she faded.

Her time was the 25th best out of a field of 32 in all heats.

She will now go on to the Repechage in the same event at 7am tomorrow.

Felice Chow is first T&T athlete to compete in Rio in rowing competition Saturday

You don't have to wait long to see Trinidad and Tobago's first competitive event at the Olympics, it will be as early as 9.20 Saturday morning.

39-year-old Felice Chow, who became the first Trinidad and Tobago national to ever secure a berth for the red, white and black in the discipline of rowing, will also be the first T&T athlete to compete. 

Chow will be in the Women's Single Sculls Rowing event, getting into action at 9.20 am in Heat 6.

At 39, Chow is older than the average Olympian at this year’s Games.

Brazilian police thwart possible ISIS attack during Olympics

Brazilian police have arrested 10 people accused of pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terror group who are believed to have been planning an attack on Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics.

The operation on Thursday morning, 15 days before the opening ceremony, was announced by the justice minister, Alexandre Moraes, at a press conference in Brasilia.

Moraes said that no specific target had been chosen for an attack.

Jamaica's Nesta Carter's "B" sample also tests positive; no certainty T&T to get 2008 Olympic gold medal

News agency, Reuters, is reporting that Jamaican Olympic relay gold medalist Nesta Carter's "B" sample for the use of a banned stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games has returned positive.

This comes days after it was revealed that Carter's "A" sample had also been tested positive, which could see Jamaica being stripped of the 2008 4x100 metre gold medal.

Trinidad and Tobago finished second in that event.

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