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Six Athletes confirmed for Pan Am Games

Elinah Phillip will be representing the BVI in swimming with the 50m and 100m Freestyle her chosen events and Tracy Bradshaw as her coach. Photo: Provided/File
Joe Chapman starts the ball rolling for the BVI team in the Squash Men’s Singles on July 11, with Adam Murrills as his coach. Photo: Provided/File
Joe Chapman starts the ball rolling for the BVI team in the Squash Men’s Singles on July 11, with Adam Murrills as his coach. Photo: Provided/File
The Toronto 2015 competitors from track and field include sprinter, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott in the 100m, Karene King in the 200m, Chantel Malone in the Long Jump and Eldred Henry who competes in both the Discus and the Shot Put. Photo: Provided/File
The Toronto 2015 competitors from track and field include sprinter, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott in the 100m, Karene King in the 200m, Chantel Malone in the Long Jump and Eldred Henry who competes in both the Discus and the Shot Put. Photo: Provided/File
Chantel E. Malone. Photo: Provided/File
Chantel E. Malone. Photo: Provided/File
BVI’s Welcome Ceremony at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games is scheduled at the Athletes Village on July 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., with the Opening Ceremony due to commence on July 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. Photo: Provided/File
BVI’s Welcome Ceremony at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games is scheduled at the Athletes Village on July 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., with the Opening Ceremony due to commence on July 10, 2015 at 8 p.m. Photo: Provided/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee has confirmed the team to participate in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada from July 10th-26th, 2015.

After much confusion following the changing of the qualification criteria by the Pan Am Games local organisers and governing body, the BVI has now six athletes and four officials confirmed to attend the games.  

The team will compete in three sporting disciplines: athletics, squash and swimming.

The Toronto 2015 competitors from track and field include sprinter, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott in the 100m, Karene King in the 200m, Chantel E. Malone in the Long Jump and Eldred Henry who competes in both the Discus and the Shot Put. The team coaches are Winston Potter and Anthony Dougherty.

Elinah Phillip will be representing the BVI in swimming with the 50m and 100m Freestyle her chosen events and Tracy Bradshaw as her coach.

Joe Chapman starts the ball rolling for the BVI team in the Squash Men’s Singles on July 11, with Adam Murrills as his coach.

In charge of the delegation is Chef de Mission for Toronto 2015, Mr. Xavier Dag Samuels.

Ephraim Penn, President of the British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee stated: “I am pleased we have been able to get six athletes qualified to represent us in Toronto 2015. This is double the number from Guadalajara four years ago in 2011 and it is great to have more than one sport represented. I am hopeful of solid performances from the athletes, especially in track and field and hope we can build on the excellent results we had last year at the Commonwealth and CAC Games”.

BVI’s Welcome Ceremony at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games is scheduled at the Athletes Village on July 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., with the Opening Ceremony due to commence on July 10, 2015 at 8 p.m.

It is expected that live coverage will be shown on television on the ESPN-Caribbean channel, so fans at home can follow the BVI athletes in action.

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