What's new with Team TTO

May 28, 2020

TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes

The TT Olympic Committee (TTOC) is currently finalising the criteria needed for athletes to benefit…
May 26, 2020

OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports

Much has been written lately about the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s finances. Some of these…
May 26, 2020

Stellar example Duncan teaches art of adaptability

Marcus Duncan knows how to adapt to different circumstances. While other athletes have suffered because…
May 24, 2020

Chow remains focused Olympic rower trains harder during lockdown

For Team Trinidad and Tobago’s top rower Felice Aisha Chow, being defeated by the circumstamces…
May 23, 2020

TTOC President Lewis claims cancellation of Tokyo 2020 would put NOCs in "a big hole"

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis claimed the cancellation of the Tokyo…
May 22, 2020

Lewis: Olympic cancellation not good for NOCs

Brian Lewis, president of the T&T Olympic Committee says a great number of National Organising…
May 18, 2020

Mother of invention Athlete Talks, Ultimate Garden Clash born out of Covid-19

I could not have imagined how excited I would get watching on my computer screen…

Tokyo 2021 #1YearToGo

Logo TOKYO 2020 International Olympic Committee
Logo Omega Offical Timekeeper

Cartan Global | Tokyo 2021

Welcome to the Olympic Channel Live

Team TTO on Facebook

Team TTO on Twitter

We're taking the hassle out of paying your bill this month. Here are the many ways you can pay. WeAreHereWithYou… https://t.co/GBNBMYDD2G
About 20 hours ago
TTOC to roll out covid19 relief to athletes https://t.co/1TuTjPLeoV
Thursday, 28 May 2020 15:39
Stellar example Duncan teaches art of adaptability https://t.co/GJUPhBuZJI
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:48
OpEd: The IOC Stands in Solidarity With All Athletes and All Sports https://t.co/G1TGDaooGA
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 00:48

TeamTTO on Instagram



T&T’s top sprint cyclist, Njisane Phillip did himself a favour at the final leg of the 2015/2016 World Cup Season with a solid 8th place finish in Hong Kong over the weekend. The finish handed him a valuable 82 points towards his Olympic Qualification bid and as well placed him in a comfortable lead ahead of his closest rivals with just the 10th and final Olympic qualification event remaining; UCI World Track Cycling Championships in London, England from the 2-6 March, 2016.

Phillip turned heads from early in the Sprint qualification after breaking the 10-second barrier with a blistering time of 9.990 seconds. His qualification effort was only bettered by Damien Zielinski (POL) who clocked 9.919 seconds. Phillip eased into the quarter-finals after dispatching Juan Peralta Gascon (ESP) and Erik Balzer (GER) in the 1/16 and 1/8 Finals respectively.

However, he met a worthy opponent in Chao Xu (CHN) in the quarter-final rounds. He was unable to get past the Chinese cyclist and thus had to settle for competing in the 5-8 Finals later in the night. Coming up against Kamil Kuczyinski (POL), Nikita Shurshin (RUS) and Callum Skinner (GBR), Phillip would finish just behind them.

Njisane will now head back to his training base to implement his last round of preparations ahead of the final test, the World Track Championships in just about 6.5 weeks. The event will also be monumental for the Siparia native, since it will also be his UCI World Track Championships debut after missing the pass 5 years due to injury or Olympic preparation.