Two athletes will be representing Dominica at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016.
Yordanis Durañona García, a Cuban-born triple jumper, will be competing in the men’s triple jump, while Thea LaFond will compete in the women’s triple jump.
Durañona García has represented Dominica in many international competitions including, Central American and Caribbean Championships Morelia, Mexico (1st Triple jump), Commonwealth Games, Pan American Sports Festival, Central American and Caribbean Games, among others.
LaFond has also represented Dominica in many international tournaments.
LaFond will compete in the qualifying round of the women’s triple jump on August 13, while Durañona García will compete in the qualifying round of the men’s triple jump on August 15.
The opening ceremony of the Summer Olympics will take place at 7:00 pm on Friday (today) and can be view live locally on Marpin, channel 35 and Digicel Play, channel 103.
It is unknown how many officials from Dominica will be at the games since there has been no word from the Dominica Olympics Committee.