Belize’s Represents at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago

Belize’s Represents at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago

The stage was set, the spirits were high, and the athletes were ready to give it their all as Belize proudly represented the nation at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago. The journey began with the much-anticipated opening ceremonies on August 4th, 2023, and for an exhilarating week, our young athletes showcased their talent, dedication, and sportsmanship on the international stage. The team returned to Belize on August 12th, 2023, bringing back unforgettable memories and a renewed sense of pride.

Our Outstanding Athletes:

🚴🏼‍♂️ Delton Rojas – Cycling
🚴🏼‍♂️ Jaylen Briceno – Cycling
🚴🏼‍♀️ Gabrielle Gabourel – Cycling
🚴🏼‍♀️ Douglas Lamb – Cycling Official
🏃🏾‍♀️ Thayesse Alvarez – Athletics Long Jump
🏃🏾‍♂️ Jalen O’brien – Athletics 100m
🏃🏾‍♂️ Jaheed Smith – Athletics Official
⭐ Kaya Cattouse – Chief of Missions

These remarkable individuals poured their hearts into their respective events, training relentlessly to represent Belize with honour and determination. They embodied the spirit of our nation and made us all incredibly proud.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience:

While the medals may not have been captured this time, our athletes gained something far more valuable – a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with them forever. They had the privilege of competing against the best young athletes from around the Commonwealth, forming bonds, and sharing moments that transcended national borders. Their participation was a testament to their talent and dedication, and it’s a reminder that victory is not always about medals, but about the journey, the growth, and the memories created along the way.

A Heartfelt Thank You:

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association extends its heartfelt gratitude to our incredible athletes for their hard work. We also extend our appreciation to their families, coaches, and supporters who played an integral role in their journey. Special thanks to our Chief of Missions, Kaya Cattouse, for leading the delegation.

As we welcome our athletes back home, let’s celebrate their achievements and their contribution to the rich tapestry of Belizean sports. This experience will undoubtedly serve as a stepping stone for greater achievements in the future.

We look forward to many more opportunities for our youth to shine and represent Belize on the global stage. Stay tuned for more updates, events, and achievements as we continue to grow and inspire a new generation of athletes.


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