Alexander heads local team in Beijing

National female 400m champion, Kineke Alexander, leads the Vincentian delegation to this year’s summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

The Vincentian delegation, comprising of only two athletes, arrived in Beijing on 28 July 2008. They were met at the airport and accommodated at the environmentally Olympic Games Village (OGV) where they will stay until the conclusion of the Games.

Alexander who is the lone athlete to have made the IAAF standards for the Games, will contest the 400m while the others elected athlete, Jared Lewis, will contest the 100m.

The team made an early entry into Beijing in order to facilitate acclimatisation. The OGV officially opened on 25 July 2008.

The coach of the team is Gideon Labban while Leroy Llewellyn is the Team Manager with Jacintha Ballantyne as the Chaperone.