Cleopatra Borel

What is behind the personality which selects shot put as a sport? Here are some other facts to add to the paradox; Female shot putter; from a rural village; from a national population of 1.3 million persons. What makes this person imagine their success and go on to achieve it? Cleopatra Borel is a female shot putter from Mayaro, Trinidad & Tobago. She is a 4 time Olympian and five time winner of the First Citizens Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year. She is Trinidad & Tobago’s first female Pan American Games gold medalist, and regularly features on the IAAF Diamond League Circuit. She has also achieved medals at the Commonwealth Games and the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.

Her most important accomplishment to date has been her 7th place at the Summer 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cleopatra easily qualifies as being one of the most enduring and widely competitive female athletes from Trinidad and Tobago. Cleopatra has also maintained a balance between her sports career and her academia by successfully completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and her Master’s Degree in Education from Virginia Tech.

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