Sunday, 14th July 2024

Saint Lucian cyclist Seraphina Williams to make Caribbean debut in Martinique

Saint Lucia: Fourteen-year-old student-athlete and cyclist Seraphina Williams will make her Caribbean debut this month on the French-speaking island of Martinique. On Sunday, 30th April, Seraphina competed in the Saint Lucia Cycling Association 51 Kilometer Road race from Castries Waterfront roundabout to Mega J roundabout, which was her third event for 2023.

Sunday, 7th July 2024

Saint Lucian cyclist Seraphina Williams to make Caribbean debut in Martinique (PC - Facebook account of Ministry of Youth Development and Sports - Saint Lucia)
Saint Lucia: Fourteen-year-old student-athlete and cyclist Seraphina Williams will make her Caribbean debut this month on the French-speaking island of Martinique. On Sunday, 30th April, Seraphina competed in the Saint Lucia Cycling Association 51 Kilometer Road race from Castries Waterfront roundabout to Mega J roundabout, which was her third event for 2023.

A student of the Beanfield Comprehensive Secondary School (BCSS) in Vieux Fort, she was the lone female cyclist in the 6-lap event out of 12 competitors. She finishes 6th overall in a time of 1 hour 47 minutes 37.38 seconds.

The event was won by 23 years old Klivert Mitchel in a time of 1 hour 25 minutes 57:13 seconds. For Seraphina, it all started when her dad introduced her to the sport, and along the way, the President of the Saint Lucia Cycling Association (SLCA), Cyril Mangal, encouraged her to continue.

According to Seraphina, she has a connection to cycling and believes she will do well in the sport. Her dream is to represent Saint Lucia at regional and international events.

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She appealed to motorists to take it easy on our highways and byways when approaching a cyclist. The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports wishes Seraphina Williams all the best in her cycling career.

The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports felt proud of the young athlete and cyclist who is all prepared to make her debut in Martinique. Several citizens and residents of Saint Lucia are giving their best wishes to her as she is representing the island nation on a huge platform.

The Minister of Sports, Kenson Casimir, also congratulated her and wished her luck for the upcoming competition. He said that the youth of the country is its future which is why the government is investing hugely in young people and their dreams.