Condolence message from Minister Shamfa Cudjoe, on the passing of Mr. Dexter St Louis

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe

I extend heartfelt condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Mr. Dexter St Louis, Trinidad and Tobago's highest ranked table tennis player, whose untimely passing has truly shocked the entire sporting fraternity.

Mr. St Louis displayed the highest level of sportsmanship in representing our country and portrayed his transparent approach to sport and to life.

He made his debut for Trinidad and Tobago in 1983 at 15 years old. In the early 1990s, after gaining impressive results against French players and winning a tournament in Martinique, he received a professional contract to play in the French League, representing Bordeaux for many years. Dexter notably qualified for the 1996 Atlanta and 2008 Beijing Olympics, the only Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis player to ever qualify for the Olympics.

On behalf of the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, by extension, I offer deepest sympathy to all his loved ones and I pray that the Almighty comforts you in this time of grief and immeasurable loss.

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