Thema Williams

Thema wins! Court rules TTGF was biased in taking Dick to Olympics

Gymnast Thema Williams has won her lawsuit against the T&T Gymnastics Federation (TTGF) over her failed Olympic dream.

Delivering a judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain this morning, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad ruled that the federation and its former executive members acted unfairly and unreasonably when they replaced Williams at an Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in April 2016.

Seepersad ruled that the executive failed to properly investigate claims that Williams was injured at warm-ups for the event before they voted to replace her.

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.

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