Brathwaithe, Persaud, Goodluck named for Commonwealth Games

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Ransford Goodluck
Ransford Goodluck

[www.inewsguyana.com] – National Captain Mahendra Persaud, a Commonwealth Games veteran and reigning West Indies Individual champion Lennox Braithwaite are two thirds of a team that will represent Guyana at the Commonwealth Games 2014.

The other third will be Manager/ Coach and veteran Shooter Ransford Goodluck according to the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA).

Lennox Braithwaite
Lennox Braithwaite

The 2014 Commonwealth Games will be held from July 23 – August 3 in Glasgow Scotland.

According to Persaud, they are looking to better the performance and to kill two birds with one stone as they also warm up for the West Indies Full Bore Championship.

That regional championship is billed for early next month in Jamaica and the annual International Shooting programme at Bisley, United Kingdom, a few weeks before the games.

In past endeavors in 2010 at the X1X Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Persaud and Goodluck had teamed up to place fifth in the pairs competition, representing the best showing by a Guyana team at the games.

Mahendra Persaud
Mahendra Persaud

Persaud said the team will be looking to better its New Delhi showing but expects tough competition from the 21 other competing nations.

 

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