The recently concluded Falcon Games has been declared a resounding success. The annual track and field meet is organized by the Tobago Falcon Athletic Club and proudly supported by the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs. The event is geared toward identifying, developing and highlighting local talent in a competitive atmosphere. The games were held at the Dwight Yorke Stadium from April 12th-14th, 2019.
The club’s president Durley Lucas shares, “Initiatives like these serve to deepen the spirit of camaraderie within the sporting fraternity, while sharpening the skills of the athletes of all ages. The winning combination of these elements resulted in the success of the games.” This year the track and field events were preceded by a series of enriching seminars covering topics relating to sporting administration, execution and support. Lucas also explained that this facilitated the enhancement of abilities in all areas.
In one memorable highlight of the games, Paralympic athlete Akeem Stewart made history yet again when he broke the national record for the men’s Shot Put with a distance of 20.12 meters. The previous record, also set by Stewart, was 19.96 meters.