Stoute’s say on local athletes
Sat, August 11, 2012 - 3:14 PM
THE Barbados team is heading home from the 30th Olympiad in London empty-handed.
The six-member team, hurdler Ryan Brathwaite apart, did not even come close to making the finals in their events and were non-factors, a disappointment for Barbados, especially as Grenada, a Caribbean neighbour, smaller in size, returned home with a gold medal earned by impressive teenager Kirani James in the men’s 400 metres.
President of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) Steve Stoute attended his 12th summer Olympiad and shared his views on the team’s performance via telephone link-up with NATION senior journalist Mike King.
Stoute said he believes there is some light at the end of the tunnel, but admitted it will be a long, hard road with top-class competition and coaching required to take this country closer to the next level.
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