OLYMPIC TEAM captain and record holder of the 200m at national youth, junior and senior categories, Antoine Adams proudly carried the national flag of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, on behalf of the SKNOC, during the glittering Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
In the presence of almost 80,000 spectators in the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro and an estimated 3 billion watching live ’, Adams leads the roster of athletes competing in the discipline of track and field which include Brijesh Lawrence, Tameka Williams, Kim Collins, Jason Rogers, Lestrod Roland, and Allistar Clarke.
With national pride, the team wear their new uniforms designed especially for the opening ceremony by fashio designer Yakima Daniel.
Featuring the colours of the national flag, athletes wear a white base shirt adorned with the green madras colour of St. Kitts and Nevis.
Also in the parade was the athlete support team including head coach , Donnelle Esdaille; athletics team manager Ms. Valerie Richardson-Mason; physical therapist / masseuse, Ms. Joanne Hayes and physical therapist / masseur, Mr. Alister James.
Supporting the team in the Stadium are SKNOC President, Mr. Alphonso Bridgewater; Mr. Leroy Greene, Chef de Mission and Mr. Lester Hanley, General Team Manager/Press Attaché.
Olympic Team SKN will be back at the Olympic Stadium for the start of the track and field events which get underway on Friday August 12