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Sherrylyn A. Toppin

Team goal

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While it is not a priority, management of the Barbados team to this weekend’s CARIFTA Games in Montego Bay, Jamaica, will monitor and is prepared to deal with potential backlash from the international controversy with Shanique Myrie.
During an open session with the media Monday evening at the National Stadium, head coach Michael “Abu” Worrell said former physical education teacher/coach
Mac Fingall had been brought in and had done several motivational sessions with the athletes to get them in the right frame of mind.
“When we get there, we will assess the situation and then we will know how to deal with what is going on,” Worrell said.
Another session was scheduled for yesterday.
Assistant manager Lennox Ellis said the team was focused on competing.
“We are taking our focus off that issue. We are more concerned about our competition, demonstrating national pride, doing as much to uphold our country and not
to focus on the negative aspects of competition or the negative aspects that might hamper competition,” Ellis said.
Last month, Myrie accused members of the Barbados Customs and Immigration Department of “finger rape”, which has sparked an international incident between the two countries.
An investigation is ongoing.
When questioned, several athletes said they would not be focusing on the negatives.