OH DANNY BOY
Most children adore their grandfathers and love to follow in their footsteps on the road to success, even more so if they both carry the same name.
Ten-year-old Peter Daniel Gibbs made a giant step in that direction when he won yesterday’s senior boys’ race in the National Sports Council’s Primary Schools Cross Country Championships on the Wildey Gymnasium circuit.
His famous grandfather Peter Gibbs, the first man from the Caribbean to make a solo swim across Lake Ontario in 2004, was on the sidelines with other family members, cheering on the Class 4 student, who hails from Ocean City in St Philip.
“I was in third place early on and said this wasn’t going to last so I better enjoy it but when I got to the corner, I wasn’t sure that I was going to win so I kept on running,” Daniel told WEEKEND SPORT after finishing the 2000-metre race. (EZS)