Pan-Am Games 2023: Aleka Persaud shatters National 100m Butterfly record

Krystol Chanderban in action (PHOTO: Guyana Olympic Association/Akeem Greene/October 22, 2023)

Similarly, in the Men’s 89kg, Noel finished 14th with a total of 245 as he had a best Snatch at 100kg and clean & jerk at 145kg.

Giovanni Vallenilla won the event with a total of 383kg via a snatch of 172kg and clean & jerk at 211kg.


Joel Williamson lost his 63.5kg bout via Unanimous Decision to Miguel De La Cruz of the Dominican Republic.

The Judges had it 28-29, 27-30, 26-30, 27-30 and 27-30 in favour of De La Cruz.

Olympian Keevin Allicock is now the last hope for a medal in boxing when he fights his quarter-final on Monday.

Events for Team Guyana on Monday (October 23)


  • Aleka Persaud – 100m Freestyle – 09:00h
  • Raekwon Noel – 800m Freestyle – 10:22h

Boxing (Men’s 57kg – Quarterfinal)

  • Keevin Allicock (GUY) v (USA) Jahmal Harvey – 17:45h