Youth Female Volleyball Olympics, Dominica
Adicia Burton and Ethlyne Lockhart (middle) accepting their medals and trophy after winning in Antigua. (Source: www.dasportsvault.com)

Dominica has reason to celebrate as both the male and female youth beach volleyball teams will be representing the country at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Argentina this October.

The teams participated in the qualifier tournament held in Antigua last weekend and the men who already secured a place at the Olympics looked not just to win but to practice competitively. For the women however, every hope of securing a place rested on winning the qualifier.

Both teams would go down to Saint Lucia in their first match up and while the men were stopped at the quarter finals, Adicia Burton and Ethlyne Lockhart pressed on, beating Grenada 21-13, 21-9 to the semis where they defeated Antigua 21-14, 21-12!

With victory in sight the ladies sought to redeem themselves as they met St Lucia in the final race to the Olympics. The match would see two (2) medical timeouts by the ladies but their focus and determination made them victorious 10-21, 22-20,15-8.

Congratulations to the 15 and 17 year old ladies on their victory and coach Ray Robinson as they and the male team gear up and continue training to represent us at the youth Olympics.

The article was first published on www.DASportsVault.com.

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