Friday 24 May, 2019

Minister Cudjoe rewards cyclist Teneil Campbell during a courtesy call

Sport Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, accompanied by Patrice Charles, Director of Physical Education and Sport received a courtesy call from national cyclist Teneil Campbell and Alexander Smith, Operations Manager for the Perfection Services Limited (PSL) Cycling Club on Tuesday at the Parliament Building, Wrightson Road, in Port-of-Spain.

During the visit, Minister Cudjoe congratulated Campbell on her most recent accomplishments on the track and took the opportunity to present her with a cheque in recognition of her accomplishments at the CAC games. The cheque forms part of the Rewards and Incentives Framework of the recently launched National Policy on Sport, which will see many national athletes who medaled at international competitions being rewarded for their accomplishments and for bringing international recognition to Trinidad and Tobago. 

Campbell, who currently trains at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Agile, Switzerland, made history at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in July, where she copped four medals; three bronze and one gold in the Scratch, the Omnium, the individual pursuit and the road race, respectively.

At only twenty-one years old, she has become the first female Double Caribbean Women’s Road Champion, the first female CAC Gold Medal cyclist, and the first female cyclist to receive The Hummingbird Medal - Silver.  

In addition to her recent success at the CAC games, she also successfully competed in several meets across Belgium, France, Norway, Thailand, and the Netherlands.

Minister Cudjoe commented that “this is the ideal time to showcase what an outstanding athlete and inspirational young woman Teneil is, given the TTOC’s ongoing ‘Future is Female’ campaign.”  

She sees Teneil as “inspiring young women and girls to become more involved in sport while making Trinidad and Tobago proud.” 


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