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Gumbs sisters benefit from week in Grenada

The camp, which targeted U18 athletes, ran from Dec 9-14th at the Grenada National Stadium, in Grenada and was attended by Javelin Throwers Tynelle Gumbs and Kevin Vanterpool along with Shot Putter Trevia Gumbs and their coach Omar Jones. Photo: top notch track club/supplied
The camp is funded by the BVI Olympic Committee and saw the Territory’s athletes joined by contemporaries from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis and the host country. Photo: top notch track club/supplied
The camp is funded by the BVI Olympic Committee and saw the Territory’s athletes joined by contemporaries from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis and the host country. Photo: top notch track club/supplied
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Three of the Territory's up and coming Field Event specialists took full advantage of the chance to attend the 2nd ANOECS Sports Academy Camp in St. Georges, Grenada, returning home last week with a wealth of new knowledge.

The camp, which targeted U18 athletes, ran from Dec 9-14th  at the Grenada National Stadium, in Grenada and was attended by Javelin Throwers Tynelle Gumbs and Kevin Vanterpool along with Shot Putter Trevia Gumbs and their coach Omar Jones.

The camp is funded by the BVI Olympic Committee and will see the Territory’s athletes joined by contemporaries from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis and the host country.

Trevia thought that the Coach, Mr. Phillips was very good at passing on new information, “he gave us a lot of pointers, was very good at teaching new techniques and how to get better. I learnt a lot and will hopefully put it to good use with a medal at Carifta 2014,” she said.

Tynelle learnt that she had flaws, but also how to improve, “my technique is not the best technique, but everyone has flaws and having watched it on video I now know what to do to improve my weaknesses. We also learnt that there is always someone better than you, so just to work hard and try our best.”

Tynelle is a 2012 Carifta Games U17 Girls Javelin gold medalist and her twin sister Trevia won the U17 Girls Shot Put silver. This year in her first U20 appearance, Tynelle bagged Javelin silver and Trevia won the U20 Girls Shot Put bronze. Both athletes hold the National Jr. Record in their respective events. 

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