Grenada athletes grace stage of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham

Amongst the many highlights was a dramatic 10 Meter tall iron bull with steam emanating from its nostrils to the amazement and captivation of the sold-out English crown. There was even a sighting of Prince Charles, with the night culminating with a New Year's Eve-like show of fireworks.

Grenada athletes grace stage of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham
Grenada athletes grace stage of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham

Grenada: The government of Grenada shares a glimpse of the team who will participate in the spectacle of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Alexander stadium.  

Team Grenada got to witness and participate in the spectacle of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Alexander stadium. Grenada, along with other Commonwealth nations, graced the stage of what was dubbed a spectacular and captivating showcase of English culture with international appeal. 

Amongst the many highlights was a dramatic 10 Meter tall iron bull with steam emanating from its nostrils to the amazement and captivation of the sold-out English crown. There was even a sighting of Prince Charles, with the night culminating with a New Year’s Eve-like show of fireworks.

Minutes ago, team Grenada was officially welcomed by the Village Mayor and scores of onlookers. This ceremony was held at the Games Village. The village Mayor and Chef de Mission Kwame Hypolite gave brief remarks. 

The mayor was also presented with a gift pack containing local rums, spices and chocolates. We then witnessed the raising of our National Flag whilst playing the National Anthem of Grenada.

Here are some glimpse of the Grenada’s team:

Read Here about Coach Stephan Benjamin: 

Coach Stephen Benjamin hails from River Road, St. George. He competed locally and regionally for Grenada for close to 40 years. During coach Benjamin’s tenure as an athlete, he was a 3-time OECS champion and won several other medals, he also medaled at Caribbean and Central American (CAC) Games and competed at the PANAM Games (1991) where he finished 4th.

With over 20 years of coaching under his belt, he helped captured the 2015 OECS Boxing championship held in Grenada. Coach Benjamin also coached 7 boxers who captured the 2017 OECS championships held in St. Lucia. He also coached female boxer Darella Thomas who went on to win gold for Grenada at the Caribbean Championship.

Benjamin is now coach to several boxers including, two (2) elite boxers, Andy Andall and Kemrond Moses who are medal hopefuls at this Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with their sight set on bringing home medals for Grenada.

We thank Coach Benjamin for his dedication, unwavering commitment to the sport and his passion for nurturing boxing talent on the island.