Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee President, Brian Lewis, is counting on the resilience of Team TTO athletes and the country to bounce back with better performances in Paris 2024.
Team TTO concluded their Tokyo campaign without a medal, the first time since the 1992 Barcelona Games.
Of the nineteen Olympic Games that Trinidad and Tobago has participated in, TTO has gone without a medal in eight of them, starting in 1956 (Melbourne, Australia), 1968 (Mexico City) and 1972 (Munich, Germany).
They also failed to appear in the medal standings in the 1980 (Moscow, Russia), 1984 (Los Angeles, USA) and 1988 (Seoul, South Korea) editions.
Of the nineteen medals won (three gold, five silver, 11 bronze), 15 came from track and field athletes, the exceptions being weightlifting — Rodney Wilkes (bronze in 1948 London and 1952 Helsinki; and Lennox Kilgour bronze 1952 Helsinki; and swimming, George Bovell, bronze in 2004, Athens).
However, the TTOC President is excited and looking forward with keen anticipation to a TTO rally at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.