Allicock, Edghill exit Olympics  

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Dominican Republic’s Alexy Miguel De La Cruz Baez (blue) celebrates after winning against Guyana’s Keevin Allicock (red) at the end of their men’s feather (52-57kg) preliminaries boxing match during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Kokugikan Arena in Tokyo on July 24, 2021. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP) (Photo by LUIS ROBAYO/AFP via Getty Images)

Guyana’s hope for an Olympics medal was shattered on Saturday when Keevin Allicock lost his first match and exit the games by unanimous decision against to Alexy Miguel de la Cruz of the Dominican Republic.

All five judges scored the Round of 32 Men’s Featherweight (52-57kg) contest in favour of de la Cruz 29-28, 29-27, 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.

The judges were Beau Campbell of the USA, Radoslav Simon of Slovakia, Susann Kopke of Germany, Mansur Muhiddinov of Tajikistan and Shiromala Nelka Thampu of Sri Lanka. The referee was Carl Ruhen of Australia.

Table Tennis Star, Chelsea Edghill

Meanwhile, Chelsea Edghill was also eliminated at the Tokyo Olympics after losing her match to South Korea’s Shin Yubin 4 – 0 (11 – 7, 11 – 9, 11 – 1, 12 – 10) in the second round of the Women’s Singles Tournament.


Edghill had reached the second round after defeating Fiji’s Sally Yee 4 – 1 (11 – 5, 4 – 11, 11 – 3, 11 – 6 and 11 – 8) on the first day of the games. The 17-year-old Shin Yubin is South Korea’s youngest ever Table Tennis player at the Olympics. She’s ranked 85th in the world by the ITTF.

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