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Dominica’s Participation at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

Below is the official press release of the Dominica Olympic Committee for the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Rosanne Pringle President, Hubert “Mickey” Joseph Chef de Mission, Lesley Ann Green Secretary General, Attainea Toulon Olympic Youth Camper,and William Moise Olympic Youth Camper.

Coach
Jerome Romain
Athletes:
Chris Lloyd Athlete 400m & 200m
Erison Hurtault Athlete 400m

Chris Lloyd · Events/PB: 200m – 20.31s (NR) 400m – 45.40s

Chris Lloyd who represented Dominica at the 2007 Pan Am Games in held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and won bronze in the 400m qualified for the Beijing Games at his personal best 20.31. Chris Lloyd was born in Texas (1980) of Dominican parents from Castle Bruce. Chris first represented Dominica at the
Commonwealth Games (Manchester) in 2002. He then went on to qualify for all major championships and was Dominica’s only qualified athlete at the Olympic Games in Athens (B standard).

In 2007 Chris improved both in the 200m and 400m and was very successful at the NACAC Championship (bronze medal in the 200m) and at the Pan AmGames in Brazil (bronze medal in the 400m). He was named Dominica’s Athlete of the year 2007 The start of the 2008 season was also very promising for Chris, as he lowered his own 200m National Record to 20.31s. He was ranked in the top 10 in the world in that event. Chris has qualified to represent Dominica both in the200m and 400m at the CAC Championship and Olympics 2008.

Erison Hurtault · Events/PB: 400m – 45.40s

Erison Hurtault, born in New Jersey (1984) of Dominican parents, has finished his collegiate track and field career at Columbia University in the spring of 2007. He was undefeated within the Ivy League and was twice named an NCAA Division I All-American. During the 2007 Outdoor NCAA Championships,
he finished in third place and achieved the Olympic Games “A” standard.

In 2008 Erison decided to run for Dominica and has resumed his training in Tallahassee, Florida preparing for the upcoming CAC Championship and the Olympic Games. He has been progressing well and is looking forward to a breakthrough season. His goals as an athlete are set high as he hopes to compete among the best in the world and win several championship titles. Erison believes that as a member of the Dominican team he can accomplish these goals as well as promote the
sport of athletics in his family’s home country.

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