T&T Athlete Gittens is heading to Tokyo Olympics

The athlete of Trinidad and Tobago island, - Tyra Gittens is heading to the Tokyo Olympics following her performance at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas.

Trinidad and Tobago: The athlete of Trinidad and Tobago island, – Tyra Gittens is heading to the Tokyo Olympics following her performance at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Texas.

Gittens has attained the Olympic standard in the long jump, with a leap that was of 6.96 metres, which is more immeasurable than the – 6.82 qualifying standard.

But, even though Gittens has made it to Tokyo in the long jump, she missed out on qualifying for the heptathlon event by just two points, accumulating – 6,418 points in the seven-discipline event.

It helped her strike gold in the heptathlon in Texas, but she still has a chance to redeem herself at the National Championships next month to make that her other event in Tokyo. For now, though, Gittens is ecstatic to be an Olympian.

Tyra Gittens was born on 6 September in the year 1998. T&T-born Tyra Gittens is the daughter of Trinidadian singer and songwriter Sterling Gittens and his wife – Debra.

A month back, Track and Field News named the Trinidad and Tobago multi-discipline athlete Tyra Gittens as – Women’s Athlete of the Year. Gittens was also named in the – Bowerman Watch List 2021.

Tyra was also the first woman in the history of the – NCAA to win the pentathlon and the high jump at the same championships.

Tokyo Olympics games would commence from July 23 to August 8, 2021. The event was to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021,- Tokyo Olympic games would take place across the course of 19 days of competition in July and August, with an expected 11,000 athletes to compete across 33 different sports and over 330 events.

On the other hand, the top medical organisation have asked the game organisers to cancel the event as COVID-19 cases spike in the nation.