Sunday, August 5, 2012

Front Page Of Today's Trinidad Guardian

Trinidad cyclist Phillip living the dream

By Julian Guyer (AFP)

LONDON — For Trinidad's Njisane Phillip, just being at the Olympic Games is an achievement in itself.

Yet after another impressive display at the London Velodrome on Sunday, the 21-year-old is within sight of one of the more unlikely track cycling medals of this or any other Olympics.
Phillip, the lone rider at this Games from a Caribbean island better known for its cricketers than its cyclists, won through to the semi-finals of the men's sprint with a 2-0 victory over Denis Dmitriev of Russia.

He now finds himself up against Britain's Jason Kenny, silver medallist in this event in Beijing four years ago and now the favourite for gold.

But that daunting prospect made no dent whatsoever in Phillip's joy at riding through to the last four, having just edged out Dmitriev in a desperately close first of two races before powering past his opponent in the second.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

BP London 2012

Check out this feature of Njisane by one of his sponsors, BP Trinidad & Tobago. click here.

BP Supported Trinidad & Tobago Athlete Njisane Phillip
"Njisane was first introduced to cycling by his father, Nicholson Phillip, a former cyclist and member of the Humming Bird International Team. For many years, Njisane viewed the sport as a hobby rather than a potential profession, but gradually came to the realisation that he was a gifted cyclist. Njisane now competes in keirin and sprint, with sprint being his favourite event. He enjoys it because it is technical and gives the sprinter more control over their opponent." Read More on the BPTT website.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scehdule of Events

Njisane will be representing our beloved Trinidad and Tobago in the Men's Sprint (Track) and the Men's Keirin (Track)

Schedule of events:

Men's Sprint

Sprint Qualifying: Saturday August 4th, 2012 10:00

Sprint 1/16 Final: Saturday August 4th, 2012 11:01

Sprint 1/16 Final Repechages: Saturday August 4th, 2012 16:00

Sprint 1/8 Finals: Saturday August 4th, 2012 16:35

Sprint 1/8 Finals Repechages: Saturday August 4th, 2012 17:34

Race for 9th-12th Place: Saturday August 4th, 2012 18:20

Quarter Finals: Sunday August 5th, 2012 16:34

Race for 5th-8th Place: Sunday August 5th, 2012 18:47

Semifinal: Monday August 6th, 2012 16:00

Finals: Monday August 6th, 2012 17:43

The event starts with a 200m time trial to determine the rankings for the 16 riders in the first round. From then on the competition is a knockout, going to quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final, which are all the best of three heats. 

Men's Keirin

First Round: Tuesday August 7th, 2012 10:00

First Round Repechages: Tuesday August 7th, 2012 11:19

Second Round: Tuesday August 7th, 2012 16:34

Finals: Tuesday August 7th, 2012 17:50

The event starts with heats (with repechages), with the best 12 riders progressing to the second round. The top six riders go through from the second round to the final, with the bottom six competing again for 7th–12th place rankings.

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London 2012 Summer Olympics

JLDynasty Blog has been away for a while but we are back! Over the course of the next couple weeks we will be here to give you all the information you could want on "the talent". Some of us know him as "J" but the world will soon recognize the name Njisane "Jus-Amazing" Phillip as he represents our beloved red white and black in this years' summer Olympic games. Be sure to check in everyday for new updates, follow J on twitter @iJUS_AMAZINGJLD and team @JLDYNASTY and tweet hashtags #JLDynasty #i4tandt!!! Let's GO TRINBAGO!