Shermar Paul, on whom I first reported over a year ago, has been having another outstanding season in Canada. So much so that the 15-year-old has fulfilled my prediction that he would be lining up at this week’s IAAF World Youth Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine. Unfortunately, my powers of prognostication didn’t say he would be running for Canada.
Shermar, whose mother is from Canaries, will represent the Maple Leaf in Donetsk from Tuesday to Sunday of this week, running the 200m in the meet for under-18 athletes.
Lyndon George, athletics director of Shermar’s club CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement) Athletics Club, represented Saint Lucia in the 1987 IAAF World Championships.
The Grade 10 student has put up a very impressive résumé in rapid time. He was a 2012 Ontario School Boy champion and Canadian national under 15 champion in the 200m. He racked up four high school and provincial records over the 100m, 200m and 300m in the process.
Paul’s busy summer culminates at Canada’s National Youth Championships.
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