With just over a week to go for the opening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, The Belize National Olympic Committee says that Belize’s contingent is ready to represent in two sporting disciplines (Judo and Athletics) made up of 3 athletes, 3 delegates/coaches and the Chief of Mission, Mr. Giovanni Alamilla.
Athlete Renick James will compete in the Judo - 90kg category, Katy Sealy and Brandon Jones will compete in the 100m Hurdles and 200m respectively. Accompanying the athletes are Judo and Athletics delegates Franz Menzies and Deon Sutherland along with Athletics coach Denis Costello. Brandon Jones has been selected as the flag bearer for Belize at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
Belize Olympic Athlete Brandon Jones (Renick James pictured in headline)
The Olympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from August 5th - 21st, 2016. Team Belize will travel to Rio on Monday, August 1st, 2016. Renick competes on August 10th while Katy and Brandon compete on the 16th.
We would like to wish all our athletes and officials of Team Belize success in Games of the XXXI Olympiad and a safe journey.
Katy Sealy Posts on Facebook - “It will be the greatest moment of my life to put on my Belize vest on the morning of my race at the Olympic Games, but it is only the start. I hope to continue inspiring people for many more years, showing that you can achieve anything you dream of if you keep at it, believe in yourself, make the most of every opportunity given to you and most importantly have fun! I thank everyone for the support which encourages me to keep on going.” - Photo credit: EADT/Ipswich Star