Dominica's PanAm team from left:  coach James Cawood, David Registe, Dillon Simon, McNeil Jules,Chef de Mission Woodrow Lawrence and Valerian Spicer.

Dominica’s PanAm team from left: James Cawood (coach), David Registe, Dillon Simon, McNeil Jules (Chef de Mission), Woodrow Lawrence and Valerian Spicer.

Dominica is one of 41 countries participating in the PanAm Games from July 10 to 26, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.

Dominica’s first appearance at the Pan Am Games was in 1995 at Mar del Plata where Jérôme Romain won a silver medal in long jump.

In the 2007 Rio de Janeiro game,s Chris Doyle won bronze in the men’s 400-m athletics and David Registe won a silver medal in long jump at the 2011 games held in Mexico.

Dominica is currently ranked thirty-seventh on the all-time PanAm Games medals list.

Those competing in the games are Valerian Spicer in women’s boxing (60kg weight class); Dillon Simon in shot put; Yordanys Garcia in triple jump; Thea Lafond in high jump and David Registe in long jump.

The athletic competitions begin on July 18th with Dominica due to compete on July 21 and 22nd.

Dominica’s 2015 PanAm management team consists of Chef de Mission, Woody Lawrence and boxing coaches McNeil Jules and James Cawood.

The team is accompanied by President of the Dominica Olympic Committee Felix Wilson and its General Secretary, Thomas Dorset and athletics official, Emanuel Loblack.