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Adaejah T. Hodge & Thad A. Lettsome make up ‘The Mighty 4’ for Paris Olympics

From left: Kyron A. McMaster, Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite, Adaejah T. Hodge, and Thad A. Lettsome, who will be representing Virgin Islands at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer. Photo: Facebook/File
The athletes for the Paris Olympics were revealed at a press conference at the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) office in Road Reef this morning, July 9, 2024. Photo: Facebook
The athletes for the Paris Olympics were revealed at a press conference at the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) office in Road Reef this morning, July 9, 2024. Photo: Facebook
ROAD REEF, Tortola, VI- The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has revealed the athletes representing the Virgin Islands at the Olympic Games in Paris this summer.

Team VI will be represented by Kyron A. McMaster in the Men’s 400m Hurdles, Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite in the Men’s 100m, Adaejah T. Hodge in the Women’s 200m, and sailor Thad A. Lettsome in the ILCA 7 (Laser).

World Championships silver medallist and 2-time Diamond League Champion McMaster, who placed 4th in the 400m Hurdles Final in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, qualified for the Olympics by meeting the qualifying time standard.

Brathwaite and Hodge qualified for the Olympics on a points-based system, while Lettsome was awarded a Universality Place at the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

Chef de Mission and former Olympian Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott described the group of athletes as “The Mighty Four”.

The 2024 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad and also known as Paris 2024, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from July 26 to August 11 2024, with Paris as its main host city.

More details to follow.

20 Responses to “Adaejah T. Hodge & Thad A. Lettsome make up ‘The Mighty 4’ for Paris Olympics”

  • brent (09/07/2024, 12:10) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    Wow. Just as good they when to Fort Charlotte to find a squad to the olympics. Parna who win the paegent will do good out there.
  • Thim (09/07/2024, 13:25) Like (3) Dislike (34) Reply
    Wait of time. They need to look work.
  • RN (09/07/2024, 14:46) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to all the athletes. Truly positive news for the BVI and they are already winners ????
    Best wishes and God bless.
  • c (09/07/2024, 14:53) Like (5) Dislike (26) Reply
    @ them. Facts. Leave out Hodge. But Brathwaute and Mc master need to look a job
    • @c (09/07/2024, 22:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      That’s their job dumb a$$
    • HMMM (09/07/2024, 23:12) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Their job is being an athlete. They get sponsored to compete. Every time they compete they bring attention to their sponsors and the Virgin Islands. They have passed their qualifications. They have every right to be at the Olympics. One day in the future, they'll retire and hopefully return home with their knowledge and experience to train the next generation of athletes.
  • Great Team. (09/07/2024, 15:33) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    We will and must get a medal..One or two of these will deliver.
  • Fed Up (09/07/2024, 16:54) Like (3) Dislike (24) Reply
    Waste of Government money for ADAEJAH. It's not her time!! She needs to go back to the drawing board. Them just pushing a big lame horse. Check her last races in America LISA RAYE beat her sick.
    • smh (09/07/2024, 19:38) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound REAL BITTER! Lolol poor thing.
    • Seek help (12/07/2024, 11:42) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The Government does not fund athletes going to the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee does. Once you qualify, you are invited by the International Olympic Committee. You people are not knowledgeable and never support anything positive in the BVI. These athletes are doing big things for the BVI and they will succeed with or without you guys' support. Grow up.
  • Cut and paste wow (09/07/2024, 17:49) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    U people not ez with them hash comments….. Tola. Y’all raw.
  • What? (09/07/2024, 19:08) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    @Fed Up not sure how much funds the govt is putting in. Not much I bet. Thad is a wish too. He is years before his prime.
  • JAMACIA!! (09/07/2024, 19:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Fed up, don't let her break your heart she's on the road to PARIS. To envious of people children here in this little place.
    Enjoy your journey in your youth girl.

  • Norris Turnbull (09/07/2024, 20:30) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    All you negative nasty virgin Islanders blogging negativity need to stop. What have you all done for the dam VI?
  • onlooker (10/07/2024, 07:05) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    McMaster has a lot of competition. He may reach the semis though. Hopefully he makes it to the finals. Hodge is no where near ready for the big stage. Braithwaite is fighting but won't get past the prelims. It's the exposure though. Good luck to all
    • brent (10/07/2024, 07:59) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
      Sum really expensive exposure. Why bother send them if they stand no chance? Just to say u attended? Congrats…have a cookie w that
      • Yep! (10/07/2024, 20:30) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        If all you got was the exposure, you would have gone also. As least they qualified to get exposed! Idiots!!
  • Go (10/07/2024, 09:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations your dedication, and perseverance will take you all very far. Keep reaching for the stars.
  • Quietly Watching (10/07/2024, 11:21) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to our Olympic Team, Small but Talawa. I wish you speed and coordination, excellent starts and a head and heart full of "I can do this beliefs." We are PROUD of you for your qualifications to represent these beautiful Virgin Islands. Just know that just by your qualifications you have done more than some of these not so nice folks on this blog has ever done in their sorry lives. So you are there on the biggest athletic stage there is and you earned your tickets there. What do you do now? Forget everything the naysayers have to say and when you get on that track and Thad in that boat, just know you are already winners in our eyes. You have already won. So when you show up and in that moment, what do you do, HAVE FUN!!! Leave the pressure behind. Before each round, visualise yourselves on that podium and know that anything is possible. Wimbledon 2024 so far is my authority for this.
  • Mr. Bean (11/07/2024, 14:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    That Braitwaite guy's time is really slow in 100m... how did he actually qualify.. he wouldn't pass the prelims. sorry to say ... great exposure for him though

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