J'can Paralympians arrive in London

Paul Reid

Monday, August 13, 2012    

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LONDON, England — Jamaica's three- member Paralympics team is settling down in London after arriving here a few days ago for the start of the events set for Olympic Stadium from August 29 to September 9.

Seven-time Paralympian Sylvia Grant is the most experienced of the team that involves two time bronze medallist Tanto Campbell, who will compete in the discus class F56 and Alphonso Cunningham, who will compete in the javelin and shot put.

The trio, who left Jamaica on August 9 will attend a training camp in Bedfordshire before arriving at the Athletics Village on August 22 to prepare for the start of the event.

The team will be accompanied by coaches Neville Sinclair and Jefferson Davis (former paralympians) and Kerry-Lee Ricketts massage therapist, as well as sports administrator Ann Marie Smith.

Chef de mission Suzanne Harris-Henry and team doctor Rory Dixon are expected to leave Kingston on August 20 to arrive in the London on August 21 for the delegation registration meeting prior to the team's arrival into the village.



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