Providenciales, TCI, August 15, 2016 – Delano Williams is not only built for speed but the Governor Peter Beckingham says he is also built for the pressure and the tension that will come when he walks out onto that Olympic track. The 22 year old is for the first time at the Olympics and his appearance is epic for the Turks and Caicos as it is the first time that an islander has made it to that level of competition.
HE in a media statement gushes over the excitement and Delano with, “It is hard to think of anyone better able to handle the tension and the pressure. He is a well balanced man, modest but rightly ambitious, charming and great company. I can think of no better role model for the youth of Turks and Caicos Islands.”
The Governor is hoping, as others are, for a medal. “It will be truly wonderful for Turks and Caicos if he returns with a medal, which will also be a reward for the trust shown in him by his family, and friends and colleagues like Rita Gardiner, the former head of TCI’s Commonwealth Games group. But whatever the outcome everyone in Turks and Caicos should take pride in his participation in the world’s greatest sporting event – an extraordinary achievement for someone from Grand Turk, which everybody there and in TCI should jointly celebrate.”
Delano Williams runs this Friday in the men’s 4x400m heats on the second leg; team Great Britain, of which he is a part is expected to advance to the finals which to be held on August 20th.