Ato Boldon inducted into ‘Wall of Fame’
Caribbean L 82 ife, June 21–27, 2019 BQ
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Left-hander Kycia Knight, batting
at number three, top-scored with 38
off 59 balls while Stacey-Ann King
chipped in with 26 off 38 delivers down
the order but they were the only batters
to pass 20.
Hayley Matthews (6) and Britney
Cooper (2) fell cheaply to leave the
regional team on 27 for 2 in the sixth
over before Knight repaired the damage
in a 40-run third wicket partnership
with Natasha McClean (18).
Captain Stafanie Taylor was unable
to bat after taking a blow to her
hand towards the end of the England
Earlier England had got half centuries
from opener Amy Jones (80) and
wicketkeeper Sara Taylor (70) as they
defied rain to get up to 258 for four off
Jones notched six fours and a six in
a 63-ball knock while Taylor faced 61
balls and struck seven fours.
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Canada beat Martinique, 4-0 and
Mexico thrashed Cuba 7-0.
In the first match of the historic
fixtures at the Kingston National Stadium,
Curacao lost to El Salvador 0-1;
Panama beat Trinidad and Tobago
2-0; and USA beat Guyana 4-0.
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diaspora in North America the opportunity
to watch and the team play ‘live’
and in person.”
Warne said the series will provide a
chance for a growing audience in the
United States, who follow the West
Indies, to experience the fast-paced
action of the Twenty20 format.
The final Twenty20 is set for Aug. 6
in Guyana where the opening ODI will
be staged on Aug. 8. Queen’s Park Oval
in Port of Spain will host the remaining
two One-Day Internationalss on Aug.
11 and 14, before the Test series gets
Former sprint star and now coach Ato Boldon arrive with young sprinter Briana Williams for the 2019 Laureus
World Sports Awards, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Associated Press / Claude Paris
By Nelson A. King
In its continuing tribute to prominent
Caribbean nationals during
Caribbean American Heritage Month
in June, the Washington, D.C-based
Institute for Caribbean Studies (ICS)
has inducted four-time Trinidadian
Olympic medal winner Ato Boldon
into its “Wall of Fame.”
ICS noted that Boldon holds the
Trinidad and Tobago national record
in the 50, 60 and 200 meters events,
with times of 5.64, 6.49 and 19.77
seconds, respectively, and also the
Commonwealth Games record in the
He also held the 100m national
record at 9.86s, “having run it four
times until Richard Thompson ran
9.85s on August 13, 2011,” ICS said.
“After retiring from his track career,
Boldon was an opposition senator in
the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament,
representing the United National
Congress from 2006-2007,” it said.
He is now an NBC Sports television
broadcast analyst for track and field.
ICS said Boldon began coaching his
compatriot Khalifa St. Fort “around
2012 and helped her improve her
100m from 12.3 to 11.5 seconds after
St. Fort won the silver medal at the
2015 World Youth Championships in
Athletics and a bronze in the relay
at the 2015 World Championships in
ICS said that, in 2000, “Boldon
was made a sports ambassador by the
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and
given a diplomatic passport.
“He is widely viewed as one of the
all-time leading sportsmen in the history
of the Caribbean, as well as one
of its most internationally-recognizable
spokesman,” it said.
“When Trinidad and Tobago hosted
the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship
in association football, one
of the new stadiums constructed for
the tournament was located in Couva
and named Ato Boldon Stadium,” it
ICS said Boldon is also a qualified
pilot, having earned his private pilot’s
license in August 2005. He is a member
of the AOPA, Aircraft Owners and
NBC said Boldon is its “lead track
and field analyst” for NBC Sports
The four-time Olympic medalist
made his NBC Sports Group debut in
2007, during NBC’s presentation of
the US National Championships.
That same year, Boldon also served
as an analyst for NBC’s coverage of
the Track and Field World Championships.
NBC said Boldon joined its Olympics
broadcasting team in 2008,
“where he served as a track and field
analyst for NBC’s coverage of the Beijing
It said Boldon continued in that
role during the 2012 London Olympic
Most recently, NBC said Boldon
served as an Olympic correspondent
at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in
In 1992, Boldon represented Trinidad
and Tobago in the 100m and
200m competitions at the Barcelona
At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, NBC
noted that Boldon won bronze medals
in the 100m and 200m events.
He also won a silver medal in the
100m, and a bronze in the 200m, at
the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
“Boldon retired shortly after the
2004 Athens Olympics, where he
helped lead his country’s 4x100m
relay team to their first-ever Olympic
4x100m relay final,” NBC said.
Prior to joining NBC Sports Group,
Boldon served as an analyst for BBC’s
coverage of the 1999 World Championships
in Seville, Spain, NBC noted.
It said he also served as a “sideline
reporter” for the BBC’s coverage of
the US Olympic Track and Field Trials
In 2005, NBC said Boldon served as
a commentator for CBS’s NCAA Outdoor
Track and Field Championships.
NBC said Boldon wrote, produced
and directed the film “Once in A Lifetime:
Boldon in Bahrain”.
“The documentary chronicled his
voyage with fellow Trinidad and Tobago
fans to the Kingdom of Bahrain,
as the Trinidad and Tobago soccer
team became the smallest country
to qualify for the FIFA World Cup,”