RCI St. Lucia
posted on June 01, 2015 15:58
Host country Grenada emerged champions of the 2015 OECS Boxing Championships which was staged this past weekend . The Grenadians finished on 17pts to top the points tally after winning Three Gold and four Silver Medals.
Dethroned champions St. Lucia were Second winning Four Gold medals and One Silver Medal.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines were third on 7 pts with two silver medals and three bronze while Dominica were in the cellar position with three points from three bronze medals won. Antigua and Barbuda were scheduled to participate but they did not reach on time for the tournament reaching on the afternoon of the final day Saturday and their boxers fought exhibition matches against boxers who had lost in the preliminaries of the competition.
With the Grenadians having the home advantage they could have fielded a boxer in all weight categories giving them the edge in terms of gaining points towards the overall championships. St. Lucia was only able to travel with five boxers to the championships at least two boxers short .
Despite St. Lucia finishing second they won the most gold medals four, with Bantamweight Trevon Lynch, Lightweight Heslie Joseph, Welterweight Lyndel “the Russian” Marcellin and Middleweight Marvin Anthony being the gold medal winners for St. Lucia. St. Lucia’s lone silver medal was won by Arthur Langelier in the lightheavyweight division.
St. Lucian Welterweight Lyndel “the russian” Marcellin was named the championships best boxer.
Meantime, two of the boxers who were at the OECS Boxing championships in Grenada and two of the officials will on Tuesday morning fly out to Tijuana Mexico for the Pan Am Boxing qualifiers. The boxers travelling to Mexico are 69kg Welterweight Lyndel “the Russian” Marcellin and 75kg Middleweight Arthur Langelier who will be accompanied by Coach Conrad Fredericks and team Manager Second Vice President and PRO of the ST.Lucia Boxing Association Brian Mc Donald.