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#442673 - 07/17/12 09:23 AM Team Belize to Represent at London Olympic Games
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Representing Belize in the Olympics is Eddermys Sanchez; a naturalized Belizean who competed and won medals in martial arts tournaments between Belize and Mexico. Sanchez is being trained by a top level US judo coach and athlete in order to have some measure of preparedness for the high level of competition at the Olympics.

Also representing Belize is Andy Wigmore a naturalized Belizean who will part take in the Olympic Trap Shooting – this is the first time Belize has ever competed in this discipline. The sport requires exceptional concentration and reflexes. Each competitor shoots at a clay target that is propelled in different directions.

Belize will also participate in the Athletics discipline including the male 300 meter race, 100 meter race (female) and female heptathlon race (to mention a few). Kathy Sealy and Kenneth Medwood of the United Kingdom and United States and Belize Coast Guard, Kaina Martinez are part of the 15 athletes travelling to London.

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#443038 - 07/22/12 08:40 AM Re: Team Belize to Represent at London Olympic Games [Re: Marty]
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Belize Olympic Team athletes

The Belize Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association [BOCGA] has announced three athletes selected to represent Belize at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Team Belize will compete across three disciplines, Athletics 400 meter mens hurdles, Athletics 100m women's sprint and Judo.

KENNETH MEDWOOD – ATHLETICS - 400 meter hurdles [men]
KIANA MARTINEZ – ATHLETICS – 100 meter sprint [women]

The squad hope to be an inspiration for all sports men and women in Belize by performing to their best against the best in the world.

Commenting on the announcement Chief of Mission Sonny Meighan, said "This is the 50th year that Belize has sent athletes to the Summer Olympic Games and I am proud that we have been able to select 3 inspirational individuals who Belize can be rightly proud of. Each of them has proved over the last 6 months that they have what it takes to perform against the best in the world and on the biggest stage in the world and I know the whole of Belize and Belizeans across the world will be supporting us all the way".

Kenneth Medwood*competing in the 400 meters hurdles said, "I am so proud that I can compete for Belize at the Olympic Games, this is a dream and I hope I can make Belize proud, I feel really good, I'm happy with how I have trained and hopefully I can go out there and perform well".

Kiana Martinez*competing in the 100 meters sprint added, "WOW – what an honour, I am proud to bursting, I cant quite believe that I am going to compete at the Olympics for my beautiful country Belize, I just hope everyone at home will shout and cheer us all on – I am ready, ready, ready and will make everyone at home proud to be Belizian."

Eddermys Sanchez*competing in Judo said "I cannot put into words what representing Belize at the Olympic Games means, not just to me but to the many kids in Belize who I hope can look to all of us as an inspiration. I believe we can show young men and women what they can aim for by performing to our best and make Belize proud – I am ready and cant wait.

The full delegation for the Belize Olympic team includes:

* Owen Sonny Meighan – chef-de Mission
* Andrew Wigmore – Attaché
* Kaina Martinez – Athletics – 100 meters
* Kenneth Medwood – Athletics – 400 meter hurdles
* Eddermys Sanchez – Judo – 66 kg.
* Josephine Flowers – Athletics – Delegate/Official
* Colin Thurton – Athletics – Coach
* Wellington Chee – Judo – Coach/Official
* Dr. Thomas Searle – Doctor

For further information please contact Andy Wigmore – attache Belize
Olympic Team on +44 7958 913771 Team Belize Website: www.teambelize.bz
Team Belize Twitter: @belizeolympics
Team Belize Facebook: www.facebook.com/Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association


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