Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee(TTOC) vice president Annette Knott, chef de mission of the Trinidad and Tobago delegation at the London 2012 Olympic games this morning completed the delegation registration meeting( DRM). The DRM is the final stage of the process before members of the Trinidad and Tobago team can enter the Olympic village.

Following the DRM Mrs Knott confirmed that Trinidad and Tobago's 2009 IAAF World championship women's 400 m hurdle bronze medalist Josanne Lucas  is injured and will no longer take part in the London 2012 Olympic games

Lucas flew out of London today for Miami  where she will  have knee surgery .

The T&T chef de mission said it was disheartening news  not only  for Lucas but all members of the T&T team.

" Athletes all around the world dream all their lives of participating at the Olympic games. They work very hard to prepare and qualify and to have that snatched away can be gut wrenching. It is a career threatening injury that required immediate surgery. The decision was taken  following  consultation with  the head of our [ T&T] medical staff, Dr Terry Ali."

According to Mrs Knott Lucas however  has an indomitable spirit  and even though she was hugely disappointed  she had a positive outlook.

"Josanne told me a year after  the disappointment of Beijing she won the Bronze medal at the  2009 IAAF World Championships  so she is anticipating that 2013 will be her year ."


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