Sep 27, 2020 Sports
Guyana’s female Javelin record holder; Anisha Gibbons, during an interview with Kaieteur Sport recently, declared that this year she would’ve extended her record of 45m to even greater lengths after setting the milestone during the 2019 National Schools, Swimming, Cycling and Track & Field Championships.
The now 16-year-old Gibbons, who threw a distance of 42m to win Guyana’s first Gold medal in the female Javelin event at the 2019 Carifta Games which was held over the Easter Weekend in the Grand Cayman Islands, revealed that like most other athletes who are in their final year of school, she is disappointed that she cannot get to compete at neither Carifta or ‘nationals’ this year.
The Bygeval fifth form student posited that she was more disheartened to miss the regional showpiece due to the COVID-19 pandemic because at Carifta she is competing against the best of best in the Caribbean while at home, the level of competition leaves a lot to be desired.
The budding Architect discussed that she is currently preparing for the C.S.E.C. examinations next year and her goal is to do well at school so she can follow in the footsteps of some of Guyana’s recent student-athletes who have excelled both at sports and academics in the U.S. college circuit.
The Ruralites athlete mentioned, “Persons like Joanna (Archer) I admire. The way she has been able to focus on school and excel in athletics is inspirational and I will use her and the other Guyanese female student-athletes as my inspiration to do well.”
In conclusion, Gibbons posited that although all her focus is in school, she still finds time to stay fit under the guidance of her coach Raymond Daw while observing all health protocols.
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