Antigua and Barbuda is thrilled to announce its participation in the 2023 Pan American Games, which will take place in Santiago, Chile from October 20th to November 5th.
This will be the third team of athletes representing Antigua and Barbuda this year, after their successful participation in the CAC Games held in El Salvador and the Commonwealth Youth Games held in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Antigua and Barbuda National Olympic Committee (ABNOC) has carefully selected a team of eight talented athletes who will compete across various sports disciplines.
Leading the delegation as Chef de Mission is the highly experienced Thomas Greenaway, who has a deep understanding of international sporting events.
Tiger Tyson, who won gold at the 2022 CAC Beach Games, is one of the notable athletes representing Antigua and Barbuda.
Tiger will proudly carry his nation’s flag as he competes in the Kiteboarding competition from October 28th to November 5th.
With his exceptional skills, Tiger stands an excellent chance of winning gold and securing qualification for the prestigious 2024 Paris Olympics. His fiercest competition is expected to come from a sailor representing Team USA.
Alston Ryan aims to surpass his previous achievement of winning bronze at the Panam Games back in 2019 in boxing.
Competing in the highly competitive 63.5kg category, Alston will be joined by Yakita Aska who will compete fiercely for victory in the challenging 92kg category.
The team’s management responsibilities fall under the capable hands of Rolston Ryan. Both boxers are determined to excel at these games and secure spots for participation in future events like the Paris Olympics scheduled for 2024.
Stefano Mitchell and Noah Mascol-Gomes will represent Antigua and Barbuda in swimming. These talented swimmers will showcase their skills across various swimming distances during the events scheduled from October 21 to October 25.
La Nika Locker, who won bronze in the Commonwealth Youth Games’ 200m event, will be the sole athlete representing Antigua and Barbuda in athletics.
She will compete passionately in the 200m competition, which will occur from October 30th to November 5th. Heather Samuel-Daley will manage her.
Jules Mitchell will demonstrate his sailing prowess as he competes in the Laser boat competition, which runs from October 28th to November 5th.
Additionally, tennis enthusiasts can look forward to Jody Maginley representing Antigua and Barbuda on the court between October 23rd and 29th.
E.P. Chet Greene, President of ABNOC, along with Cliff Williams, Secretary General of ABNOC, will be attending the prestigious event.
They will participate in various important assemblies such as the Annual Panam Sports General Assembly on October 18-19th and the CAC Games Elective Assembly on October 23rd. Their presence signifies Antigua and Barbuda’s commitment to promoting sportsmanship at an international level.