TT Olympians get their Chaconia Gold, $$

T&T Olympic Silver Medalists get their Chaconia Gold
Olympic Medalists get Chaconia. LEFT: Keston Bledman, Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Aaron Armstrong

By Liselle Maraj

Six of the nation’s top athletes yesterday received the Chaconia Gold National Award for their outstanding achievement at the XXIX Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China last month.

The small ceremony took place at President’s House, in Port-of-Spain.

Double silver medallist, Richard Thompson led the group of awardees which included 4×100 metres relay silver medallist Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender, Keston Bledman and Darrel Brown.

On Monday, Manning pledged $4 million in rewards to the TT Olympians. Although the sprinters have not all decided on their exact plans for the rewards, some of the money will go towards future training and preparation for the Olympic Games in 2012.
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2 thoughts on “TT Olympians get their Chaconia Gold, $$”

  1. Our Olympians made us proud, and I am glad of them. They have set, and can serve as, positive role models for our young people. I hope they get to go to schools and inspire young people to emulate their achiecements. You Go, guys, and gals too.

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