Trini Sport Analyst Named TV Analyst of the Year

a-boldonJust over 20 years ago, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ato Boldon placed the tiny twin island of his birth on the world map when he medalled at the Olympics. Now retired, he is once again doing Trinidad and Tobago proud, having been named one of the best television analysts of the year by Sports Illustrated.

The 42-year-old four-time Olympic medallist received the honor along with NBC’s Roddy Gaines for his informative commentary during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Sports Illustrated wrote the following about Boldon:
“Boldon educates track viewers through his preparation, and when you listen to him, you realize how rare it is to have a sports TV analyst make you a smarter viewer. The high point for me was when Boldon tipped Japan for a medal in the 4×100-metre men’s relay prior to that Olympic race.”

Boldon made the following prediction about Japan’s sprint team:
“This is a sleeper team. They ran an Asian-record 37.68 in their heat, beating Jamaica, and they pass the baton better than anyone else in this field…Some teams practice for a month or a week. Japan has been practicing for the entire year.”
The Japan team went on to finish second in a new Asian-record time of 37.60 seconds.
Boldon celebrates his birthday today, so the honor came as an early birthday present.
Congratulations, Ato! and Happy birthday!
By: Danielle Dixon
Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani
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