Friday, July 24, 2009

Njisane's return from Junior Pan Ams

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Newsday (Trinidad):

Triple gold medallist makes father proud

By STEPHON NICHOLAS Wednesday, July 22 2009

NICHOLSON PHILLIPS, father of Junior Pan Am triple cycling gold medallist Njisane Phillips was at the Piarco International Airport on Monday to greet his son.

Last week the youngster announced his arrival as a cycling star on the international stage with a brilliant performance at the 2009 Pan Am Junior Cycling Championships.

Njisane returned with an unprecedented three gold medals in the Individual Match Sprint, Keirin and Kilometre Time Trial and was part of the TT trio that claimed bronze in the Team Sprint.


Guardian (Trinidad):

Junior cyclist Phillip elated about feats

Published: 22 Jul 2009

Three-time Pan American Junior gold medallist Njisane Phillip admits that he is yet to fully absorb the magnitude of his accomplishments at the Pan Am Junior Cycling Championships held in Mexico, last week. Speaking at the Piarco International Airport where he and the rest of his history making team were the recipients of a grand welcome, Phillip said, “It didn’t really hit me yet. I know that I wanted to do well but nothing could have prepared me for this feeling that I have right now.”

He pointed out that he used his disappointing performance at last year’s Championship in Ecuador as a major motivating factor. His inexperience saw him return with a silver medal in the Match Sprint and a bronze in the Keirin. Phillip added, “Last year I was not really prepared in terms of experience so I got squeezed out of the medals which I should have had.” He pointed to local events such as the Easter Grand Prix in May and Beacon Cycling Festival in June as being vital in him getting ready for the Championships.



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