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9 athletes to represent VI @ inaugural Jr PanAm Games in Colombia - VI will be represented in 4 sports

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has confirmed that 9 athletes will represent the Virgin Islands in 4 sports at the inaugural Junior Pan American Games which will take place in Cali-Valle, Colombia, from November 25, 2021, to December 5, 2021.

The VI team comprising 1 sailor, 3 track athletes, 1 squash player and 4 basketball players will start to arrive into Colombia from November 24, 2021, ahead of the opening ceremony on November 25, 2021, and their events starting November 26, 2021. Chef de Mission and squash coach, Adam Murrills will be in Cali in advance of the athletes in preparation of their arrival.

"I have been working closely with the National Federations and the coaches confirming the athletes' participation at Cali 2021 and ensuring that all processes are completed," said Murrills

"I attended the Chef de Missions' seminar in Cali in September and am satisfied that our athletes will be comfortably accommodated and will have the opportunity to settle in and train ahead of their events."

Swimmer Elinah Phillips out for health reasons

The first athletes to qualify for Cali 2021 were sailor Thad A. Lettsome, who made his first major Games debut at the Lima 2019 PanAm Games and swimmer Elinah Phillip, who made her first Olympic appearance at Rio 2016 and competed again at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

Unfortunately, Phillip is making a health recovery and will not be able to compete at Cali.

Lettsome will compete in the men's ILCA 7 single person dinghy on Lake Calima, December 2 - 4.

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