News day reporter
Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd donated 40 copies of Trinidad & Tobago Athletics History to the National Library and Information System Authority (Nalis).
The book by Bernard Linley, former national record holder in the 400m hurdles, is edited and published by Jan Westmaas. It provides a comprehensive record of athletics from the 1890s to 2019. It details the successes, challenges and milestones of famous TT sporting champions. It also documents running races from San Fernando to Port of Spain in the 1920s, as well as Keshorn Walcott’s gold medal-winning javelin throw at the 2012 Olympics in London, according to a press release.
The presentation was made on January 26 at the Heritage Library, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain
Gerada Holder, Librarian IV, Heritage Library Division, expressed her gratitude to Unicomer for the donation, which will be added to the collections of the Heritage Library and public libraries.
Shahad Ali, Public Relations Manager of Unicomer (Trinidad) Ltd, said in the statement: “Today, sporting events are rare and distant in the interests of national health and security. Nevertheless, it is “It’s important that we find ways to maintain interest in the sport. This investment is key to inspiring future sporting heroes who can access research material through the public library system.”
Unicomer said it has taken an active role in sport, providing support for netballers, footballers and cricketers.