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Trinidad and Tobago at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Trinidad and Tobago at the
1998 Winter Olympics
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg
IOC code TTO
(TRI used at these Games)
NOC Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee
Website www.ttoc.org
in Nagano
Competitors 2 (men) in 1 sport
Flag bearer Curtis Harry
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 British West Indies (1960)

Trinidad and Tobago sent a delegation to compete at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan from 7–22 February 1998. This was the nation's second time appearing at a Winter Olympic Games. The delegation to Nagano consisted of two bobsledders; Gregory Sun and Curtis Harry. In the two-man competition, they finished in 32nd place.

Background[edit]

The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee was recognised by the International Olympic Committee on 31 December 1946.[1] Although they have sent delegations to every Summer Olympic Games since, except the 1960 Summer Olympics, they did not participate in their first Winter Olympics until the 1994 Lillehammer Games. Nagano was thus the nation's second appearance at a Winter Olympics.[2] These Winter Olympics were held from 7–22 February 1998; a total of 2,176 athletes represented 72 National Olympic Committees.[3] The delegation sent to Nagano consisted of two bobsledders; Curtis Harry and Gregory Sun.[4] Harry was chosen as the flag bearer for the opening ceremony.[2]

Bobsleigh[edit]

Gregory Sun and Curtis Harry were both 35 years old at the time of the Nagano Olympics, and were the same bobsleigh team that had represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 1994 Winter Olympics.[5][6] The two-man bobsleigh race was a four-leg competition, held on 14–15 February, with two runs on each day.[7] On the first day, they posted runs of 56.74 seconds,[8] and 56.78 seconds.[9] Overnight, they were in 31st place out of 37 sleds still in the competition.[10] On the second day, the Trinidad and Tobago team posted times of 56.73 seconds,[11] and 56.40 seconds.[12] Overall, their total time was 3 minutes and 46.65 seconds, which put them in 32nd place, out of 36 sleds that finished the contest.[7] The gold medal was won by Italy, the silver by Canada, and the bronze by Germany.[7] Sun would later race again in the 2002 Winter Olympics.[5]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
TRI-1 Gregory Sun
Curtis Harry
Two-man 56.74 32 56.78 32 56.73 35 56.40 32 3:46.65 32

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Trinidad and Tobago". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 5 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Nagano 1998 Winter Olympics – results & video highlights". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 9 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 June 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Gregory Sun Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  6. ^ "Curtis Harry Bio, Stats, and Results". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  7. ^ a b c "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 3 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  8. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two Run 1". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two Run 2". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two Runs 1–2". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 26 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two Run 3". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  12. ^ "Bobsleigh at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games: Men's Two Run 4". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2018.