The Trinidad & Tobago Gymnastics Federation wishes to congratulate Thema Williams and
Marisa Dick on their phenomenal performances at the recently concluded World Gymnastics
Championships, in Glasgow, Scotland.
The Federation further applauds both athletes on achieving the qualifying score and securing the
lone Trinidad & Tobago (TTO) spot at the Olympic Test Event - Brazil April 2016. Thema
Williams is our named gymnast with Marisa Dick as the first alternate. Trinidad & Tobago will
aspire to secure a historic place at the 2016 Olympic Games.
The gymnasts gave their all and we are very proud of their historic achievements
- They both achieved their personal best All Around performances at a World Championship with
Thema’s score of 52.466 being the highest for a TTO Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG)
athlete at a World Championship event.
- Marisa executed an original mount on the balance beam. This NEW skill is now entered in the
F.I.G Code of Points and will be named after her, another first for Trinidad & Tobago.
The TTGF would be closely monitoring both athletes over the next six months leading up to the
Test Event to ensure readiness, consistency and progressive performances.
Unfortunately, our lone Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG) athlete Joe Fox was withdrawn at the
last moment due to two major tears in his rotator cuff. We wish him a speedy recovery and look
forward to great achievements in his future.
The Federation wishes to thank the Sportt Company of Trinidad & Tobago and the Ministry of
Sport and Youth Affairs for their support and assistance to our elite athletes; and to the athletes’
coaches for their service and commitment to these talented gymnasts.
These accomplishments are theirs as well to applaud and for us, as a nation to celebrate.