American Hurdler visits Guyana


Kristi Castlin presents a jersey to the Minister of Dr Frank Anthony.  [iNews' Photo]
Kristi Castlin presents a jersey to Minister of Sport, Dr Frank Anthony. [iNews’ Photo]
[] – International star in the women’s 100 metres hurdles, Kristi Castlin made her way to the land of many waters where she met with Minister of Sport, Dr Frank Anthony today, Wednesday November 05.

She also toured Guyana’s lone synthetic track, which is still under construction at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.

Castlin was briefed by Dr Anthony on the development of the track as well as its hopeful use during a courtesy call at the Minister’s office on Main Street.

However, at the Leonora track where the stands are yet to be completed, Castlin addressed a number of students from the area, motivating them to push for their goals.

Castlin also highlighted reasons athletes should take up hurdling.

“It makes you very dynamic, when you are hurdling there is a lot you put into it and a lot you can do, you can run the 100, the 200…it just makes you dynamic,” Castlin said.

Castlin also noted that the transition of becoming a Hurdler is constant practice and dedication to the technical craft.

Kristi Castlin has a tour of the track. [iNews' Photo]
Kristi Castlin has a tour of the track. [iNews’ Photo]
In addition, Castlin mentioned that her focal points on her talks will be a bit more general with regards to sprinting and technique.

“Do things that you can do to improve every day”.

Castlin urged the coaches and athletes to come out on Friday in order to pick her brain with any questions they might have.


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