TT table tennis great Dexter St Louis dead at 51

By May 16, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis legend Dexter St. Louis died on Thursday in France, media in Trinidad and Tobago are reporting.

The 51-year-old St Louis succumbed in Bourdeaux, France, after a short illness and is survived by his wife Jeromaine and two daughters, Rheann and Axelle.

St Louis qualified for both the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta and the 2008 Games in Beijing, China and remains the only TT table tennis player from that country to qualify for the Olympic Games.

He also represented his country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

“Dexter will be remembered for his relentless work ethic, sense of humour and passion for justice, as well as for his honesty, fair-play and his open and transparent approach to sport and to life,” his family said in a statement published by the Daily Express.

“The family welcomes prayers at this time, but ask that in this difficult time they be allowed to grieve in private.”

TT track and field icon Ato Boldon expressed sadness at the news.

“RIP to one of Trinidad and Tobago’s finest soldiers in sport, Dexter St. Louis”, Boldon posted on his Facebook page.

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