The Commonwealth Games which is an international, multisport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations is currently taking place in Glasgow Scotland. There are presently 4950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 17 different sports.
Belize has participated in seven Commonwealth Games and this year, a team of 12 athletes were sent to Glasgow to compete in 5 of the sport events. Belizean athletes participating are Katy Sealy in the Heptathlon, Kaina Martinez in the 100 meter and 200 meter races, Mark Anderson in the male category of the sprints, Brandon Jones in the male triple and long jumps, Kenneth Medowood in the 200 meter hurdle, Giovanni Lovell and Joel Borland in cycling, Gregory Lovell and Ron Vasquez in road discipline, Andrew Wigmore in trap shooting discipline, Tyrone Tun in table tennis and Kent Gabourel in triathlon.
These 12 athletes are accompanied by 6 coaches and officials and the Chief of Mission is Patrick Henry.
This Sunday, the track and field segment of the 20th Commonwealth games will begin and both Kaina Martinez and Mark Anderson will compete in the 100 meter qualifying heats.
Kenneth Medwood and Brandon Jones will also start their qualification processes next week as Medwood competes in the 400 meter Hurdles and Jones competes in the Triple Jump and Long Jump. And on Wednesday, Katy Sealey will begin her events in the Heptathlon Competition which will end the following day.
On behalf of Chabil Mar Management and Staff, we wish the very best to all of the Belizean Athletes who are in Glasgow right now. You make Belize proud!
Belizean cyclist, Gregory Lovell, and Flag Bearer, Katy Sealy, were selected on July 24th from the delegation to dine with Queen Elizabeth the Second and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Commonwealth Games Athlete’s.