Reigning Panorama champions, Massy Trinidad All Stars, will be second big band to be judged as the preliminary competition continues on Monday.
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Tricia makes Arima proud
Tricia Hazarie is another young athlete who is doing her hometown and her country proud. The talented nine-year-old hails from the Borough of Arima, which she believes is the best place to live in T&T.
Hazarie, who attends Arima Girls’ RC School, was a member of the T&T national Jump Rope Team which participated in the recently concluded World Jump Rope Championship where she won a silver medal for T&T in the double dutch speed category.
In 2016 she finished sixth in the Pan American Jump Rope Championship before winning her first medal this year in Florida, USA. With much persistence and diligence, she has come on leaps and bounds. Hazarie has great potential for team events, especially the double dutch speed. Additionally, she is one of the athletes identified as a potential medal contender , as she moves along the Long Term Athlete Development Model of the T&T Jump Rope Federation.
At present, Hazarie competes at level one but with the potential shown, it is expected that she will be soon moving to a higher grade in her sport. Her coach Clint Charles stated, “Her positivity is superb and she is an exceptional per tutor. She is one of the athletes who takes everything from the experiences which she gets and uses it to better herself on the training ground and in competition.”
Her parents Dale Hazarie and Tracy Bissessar also do all that is possible to ensure the success of their daughter. Indeed, they are her most ardent supporters for the two years in which has been participating in the sport of Jump Rope.
Another of her coaches, Mahalia Regis said, “Tricia is not only a good athlete, she is also a good student. She has a positive attitude towards the coaching experience and continues to show the discipline, determination and dedication for an athlete who wishes to improve and succeed. She will do even better in 2018.”
With Jump Rope doing the country proud and performing, the 47 medal haul of the T&T team in 2017 will surely be surpassed in 2018 with athletes like Tricia Hazarie.