Mixed badminton fortunes


Barbados experienced mixed fortunes yesterday at the 18th Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru, with badminton player Tamisha Williams standing tall.

While her teammates toppled around her, Williams lived up to her giant-killer reputation by dismissing Juanita Siviora of Bolivia in 16 hot minutes 21-7, 21-4.  Entering the round of 32, Williams was kept a bit longer on the court by Jamaican Tahlia Richardson before triumphing 21-19, 21-15.

Unfortunately, Sabrina Scott, who started in the round of 32, could not handle the stamina of Jamaican Katherine Wynter. After losing an extended first set 20-22 in 16 minutes, Scott lost steam and the set 11-21 in a mere nine minutes. Damien Howell was beaten by Kyle Seixas of Panama 17-21, 17-21 while Dakeil Thorpe was crushed by Leodannis Martínez of Cuba 8-21, 6-21.

Trap shooter Justin St. John was on target to score a 22 and then a 21 to be holding third spot with six shooters vying for spots in the finals.

Equestrian competitor Roberta Foster who has intermediate freestyle today ended yesterday 14th with a total of 67.059. Foster and her horse Chichic will be trotting for a better performance today. (KB)

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