MARIGOT--More than 300 persons, including First Vice-President Valérie Damaseau, watched the Caribbean Street Workout Cup on the Marigot waterfront on Saturday, the second edition of which was hosted for the first time by St. Martin. The event, held every two years, was last held in Martinique in 2015.

GUADELOUPE—For the second year in a row Mai-Angél Martis won a gold medal at the Regional Gymnastics Competition of French Guillane in the Poussi Gym category on Saturday.

SIMPSON BAY—Triathlete Nicole Erato has topped the world rankings in the 25 to 29 age category after a sensational performance at the Chattanooga Half Ironman in Tennessee on Sunday where she finished 17th in age group with a time of four hours 57:57.

Joey Priest lines up a shot during the R.H. Pool Club’s 10-Ball competition at the 8/9 Pool Bar in Sucker Garden Sunday.  Priest faced a field of 10 players to win his first tournament.  Willkings Richardson finished second. R.H. Pool Club is also looking for new members.   For information call 524-5026

PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Sport Fishing Foundation hosted their fourth annual Island Water World Mahi tournament on Saturday at Bobby’s Marina in Philipsburg.

St. Maarten was named as Best International Team at the 18th Aruba International Open Taekwondo Championship. The students from the King Yen School in Middle Region, under the guidance of Grandmaster Theo Liu will return home Monday evening with seven gold medals and 14 silver.  St. Maarten bested 10 other countries for the International Trophy.

Photo Gumbs is headed to the Little League age 12 and under final.  Photo Gumbs defeated Lions Club 15-13 at the Ballpark on Pond Island Thursday.  The win gave Photo a 2-1 series victory. Photo will face the winner of the Sagico versus Elle si Belle best of three game semi-final. Elle si Belle won the first game 17-4. Game two is set for Saturday at 11:00am.

By Robert Luckock

 SIMPSON BAY--Team Nicole Erato is expecting great things from the young athlete when she takes on her next challenge, a Half Ironman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 21, 2017, and much of that confidence has to do with a new bike, and not just any bike.
  Nicole was in Tri Sport recently to get a glimpse and preliminary fitting of this new machine that is going to propel her to greater speeds. It’s the real deal, a top-of-the-line all-carbon triathlon bike with electronic shifting, and a hi-tech aerodynamic design that’ll cut through the wind as sharply as Keanu Reeves taking flight in the Matrix.

MIDDLE REGION--Members of the King Yen Taekwondo School are heading to Aruba.  Ten athletes ranging in age from six to 17 will represent St. Maarten at the 18th Aruba International Open Taekwondo Championship in Santa Cruz May 20.  

Rudolph Hyman lines up a shot as the R.H. Pool Club looks for new members. Sunday the club will host a 10-Ball Tournament at the 8/9 Pool Bar in Sucker Garden starting at 3:00pm.

SIMPSON BAY--Maxime Gibbs and Erik Spit, both from the Carib Swim Team were the overall winners in the first Buccaneer’s Beach Bar Ocean Swim Race on Sunday. Gibbs won the 600 metre distance with a time of 19:24.  Spit completed the 2,200m course in 38:25.  

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