Guyana opens quest for on the volleyball court; opening ceremony set for 16:00hrs
By Franklin Wilson in Suriname
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Following their safe arrival yesterday in Suriname for the second leg of this year’s Inter Guiana Games which will see the competing countries (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana), taking on each other in table tennis, volleyball, badminton, cycling and chess, the Guyanese athletes and coaches are confident of taking care of the opposition.
Director of Sport, Neil Kumar, who was on hand to welcome the athletes and officials at the Stardust Hotel on their arrival at 16:00hrs Guyana time (17:00hrs Suriname time), said that he is confident that team Guyana will do well.
A contingent of over 60 athletes and officials will represent the Golden Arrowhead at the opening ceremony which is set for the Dr. Frank Essed Stadion at 16:00hrs. Following the opening ceremony, Guyana’s female volleyball team will open their quest for glory against their French Guiana counterparts at the Ismay van Wilgen Sporthal from 17:00hrs, while the male team will serve against the home team at 19:00hrs.
Cycling (male and female) will take center stage tomorrow from 08:00hrs at Anton Dragtenweg with the Time trials, chess will be contested at the team Hotel from 10:00hrs as will table tennis from the same time at the table tennis Centre Zinniastraat.
Badminton will also serve off at 10:00hrs at the Chinese Sporthal while the male and female volleyballers will again be in action at 17:00 and 19:00hrs.
The final day of action on Sunday will see the cyclists competing in the Road Race from 09:00hrs at Waterkant, from the same time chess will continue. From 10:00hrs table tennis and badminton will also continue, while volleyball is set for 16:00hrs and 18:00hrs respectively where French Guiana’s female will face Suriname while Guyana’s male team will oppose Suriname.
The results meeting is set for Sunday at 20:00hrs with the closing ceremony set to take place 30 minutes later at the Ismay van Wilgen Sporthal.
In the first leg of the IGG which took place in Guyana in July/August this year, Guyana won the track and field showdown against Suriname, French Guiana did not compete in this segment. The Guyanese finished second in male and female basketball while placing third in swimming.
Much is expected from the young Guyanese according to Director of Sport, Neil Kumar.
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