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30 Nov: Alainn Pompey Looks Back On Her Olympic Journey

THE ADVERTISERS TRIBUNE, NOVEMBER 18, 2018 As a young Guyanese girl growing up in New York City from the age of 14, Aliann Pompey had no idea that her undiscovered talent would lead her to four consecutive summer Olympics, beginning in Sydney and ending in London. Medalling in two commonwealth games, gold in 2002 and silver in 2010, and competing at World Championships, are just some of many achievements Aliann has attained over the years;…

Andrea Foster

09 Feb: She Rocks! Middle Distance Runner, Andrea Foster, named “Woman of the Year”

Future Olympian, Andrea Fosters, recently added another award to her outstanding resume when she was named “Woman of the Year” by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women!  The middle distance runner is the first Guyanese student to receive this distinguished honor. This annual recognition is awarded during the month of February in honor of the 32nd anniversary of National Girls & Women in Sports Day; a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls…

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02 Aug: She Rocks! Jamila Sanmoogan Swims Her Way Onto The Guyana Olympic Team

Jamila Keizia Sanmoogan will be one of two, and the only female swimmer representing Guyana at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 19-year-old, who recently trained in Columbia on a swimming scholarship, is slated to compete in the Women’s 50m Freestyle event. In an interview the Guyana Chronicle, Jamila shared the following: “It felt as if my dreams finally came true, there were so many feelings, from excitement to happiness” she…

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18 Jan: Sharima “Speed Queen” Khan – Guyana’s First Female Race Car Driver

Sharima Khan is known as the “Speed Queen” because of her passion for race car driving. Born in Grove, East Bank Demerara to Haroon and Angela Khan, Sharima has had an interest in racing since the tender age of 8.  Her first experience was in a Formula One design go-cart, which she practiced in each day after school. In November, 2015 Sharima made history when she earned a spot a the winners podium finishing 2nd at the…

Domini Alleyne

24 Sep: She Rocks! Domini Alleyne – Competitive Fitness Model/Nutrition Coach

Meet Domini Alleyne, 2014 Miss Barbados Senior Fitness Queen. The 30 year old fitness model, who reings from Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo and Den Amstel West Coast Demerara in Guyana, migrated to Barbados at age 13. She later returned to Guyana and in 2011 worked briefly for the local HJTV television channel and was also a fashion model. However, chronic overeating following a failed marriage propelled Domini to embark on her fitness journey. Here’s Domini…

Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil

08 Jul: GUYANA’S first female World Champion Boxer, Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil, Wins Heavyweight Title in St. Maarten

On Saturday, July 4, Guyana’s first female World Champion Gwendolyn ‘Stealth Bomber’ O’Neil defeated Sonya Lamonakis and captured the heavyweight title in Philipsburg, St Maarten. O’Neil who is now a five-time boxing world champion while at the same time a mother of five children, thanked the fans, her management team and God for the heart-stirring win which put her back on top of the world heavyweight boxing scene. A huge crowd favourite, O’Neil fought to…

Sachia Vickery

27 Jun: She Rocks! Tennis Star, Sachia Vickery, set to Compete in Wimbledon Women’s Championship

Sachia Vickery was born to Guyanese Parents and lives and train in Florida. She also  trained with USTA and Mouratoglou Academy in France. Sashia comes from a family full of athletes.Her father was professional soccer player and her mother, Paula Liverpool, ran track in high school.  Her brother plays football at South Carolina State (defensive back). Sachia Vickery qualifies for Wimbledon Singles main draw Sachia long-term goal is to win a Grand Slam and be the best…

Alana Shipp

22 Jan: She Rocks! Alana Shipp, Female Professional Bodybuilder is in Spectacular Shape

Professional bodybuilder, Alana Shipp, has muscled her way to the top echelon of  Women’s Body Building in just a few years.   Born in 1982 in Barbados to Guyanese parents, Alana spent her early childhood in Guyana prior to moving to Queens, New York at age 11. After graduating high school, Alana enlisted in the US Marine Corps and spent almost 8 years as a non-commissioned officer, working as a logistics procurement manager in Okinawa,…

08 Aug: She Rocks! Teenage Swimmer Onika George wants to motivate others to take up the Sport

Sixteen year old swimmer Onika George, was Guyana’s only swimmer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games last month in Glasgow, Scotland.  She finished 4th in the Women’s 50m Freestyle – Heat 2 and 5th in the Women’s 100m Freestyle.  What’s commendable about Onika is her determination to inspire her fellow Guyanese to take up swimming Onika  was part of the small Guyana team in Glasgow and the only athlete in the pool after men’s freestyle and…

31 Jul: She Rocks! La Toya Herbert – First Guyanese Female to Earn Taekwondo Coaching Credentials

(Kaieteur News Online) Guyana’s first, First Dan World Taekwondo Federation Kukkiwon Black Belt holder La Toya Herbert recently returned from Mexico after participating in a High Performance training course for Coaches to aid the development of Taekwondo in Guyana. La Toya Herbert with other coaches and participants in Mexico. According to the Guyana Taekwondo Association (GTA), the course was sponsored by the Mexican Olympic Committee under the auspices of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO)…