ST. GEORGES, Grenada – Olympic 400m champion Kirani James heads the 16 member Grenadian team for the Commonwealth Games, set for Glasgow, Scotland July 23 to August 3.
In Glasgow, James 21, will look to add to his impressive collection of titles that include Olympic Games, World Championships, World Junior and World Youth titles. He should also target the 44.52 record set by Iwan Thomas in 1998.
Other athletes on the squad include Rondell Bartholomew in the 400m, Joel Redhead in the sprints and Kurt Felix in the decathlon. Bralon Taplin, Payton Hazzard, Paul Williams, Michael Wilson and Lindon Victor are the other male athletes Grenadians will be hoping breakthrough at this Games.
Kanika Beckles is the lone female track athlete and she will compete in the 200 and 400 metres.