With the Junior Pan American Games set to begin next month, the Antigua and Barbuda National Olympic Committee (ABNOC) has thus far confirmed that Antigua and Barbuda have secured 13 spots.
Although the ABNOC did not divulge names for the athletes, they did, however, reveal the sports and how exactly each athlete earned a spot whether through qualification or a wildcard entry.
Athletics and swimming have earned two positions through qualification while an additional two for swimming were added through wildcard entries.
Sailing will see two athletes attending through wildcards and beach volleyball two. Meanwhile, fencing, cycling, and tennis all snagged one spot also through wildcard entries.
Wildcard request approval for Table Tennis (1 male, 1 female), and two additional spots for Athletics (100m and 800m male) are still pending.
What can be confirmed however is that the wildcard submission for female tennis player Sibley Charles has been accepted. The Antigua and Barbuda Tennis Association (ABTA), through the local NOC, applied for a wildcard entry into this year’s Junior Pan American Games back in September. This means that Charles will be the lone athlete from that discipline at the Games.
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