Guyanese Athletes

Brenessa and Aliyah

: US-based Brenessa Thompson & Aaliyah Abrams Will Represent Guyana at Rio Summer Olympics

US-based Brenessa Thompson & Aaliyah Abrams will be representing Guyana at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The Olympic games will run from August 5 to 11 and Brenessa and Aaliyah are the two female athletes who make up Guyana’s 4 member Track Team. Brenessa Thompson (born 22 July 1996) is a Guyanese-American sprinter who specializes in 100m and 200m.  The Four-time All-American of Medgar Evers college is one of the most prolific sprinters in the…

Chelsea

: Guyana Table Tennis Star Chelsea Edghill awarded scholarship to Lindenwood University, Missouri

Guyana female table tennis champion, Chelsea Edghill, was awarded a partial scholarship to attend Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri.  According to a Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) Press Release, the scholarship covers five years and will allow Edghill to train, play and participate in high-level competitions against top level players on a consistent basis in view of achieving 2020 Olympic qualification. Edghill, a Bishops High School Student, has won several championship awards and was named…

Guyana Girls Squash Champions - 11th Win

: The Guyana Girls Junior Squash Team are 11-Time Championship Winners – They Rock!

Meet the Guyana Girls Squash Team! This past July these lovely young ladies retained the Overall Team Title during the 2015 Junior Caribbean Squash Championships in Barbados for the 11th consecutive time.  Guyana was the defending champions having won both the boys and girls’ team titles at last year’s championships in Bermuda. Guyana Girls Squash Champions – 11th Win Guyana females crowned Caribbean Squash Champs – Stabroek News

Aliann Tabitha Pompey

: She Rocks! Aliann Tabitha Pompey, Olympic Sprinter

Aliann Pompey is a Guyanese sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. She has represented Guyana at the Summer Olympics on four separate occasions (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). She has competed at the World Championships in Athletics five times. Born in Georgetown, Guyana, she moved to the United States at the age of 14 and graduated from Cohoes High School, and then Manhattan College in The Bronx, New York City. Initially uninterested in track…