Paul Newallo

Full Name: Paul Newallo
Born: June 30, 1963 (age 55 years)
Birthplace: Trinidad
Height / Weight: 5’ 11’’ (180cm) / 176lbs (80kg)
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Stroke: Breaststroke, 100m & 200m

Career Highlights

1988

  • 1st,  100m final, 1:04.95 min, Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) National Open Long Course Championship, Trinidad

1987

  • 7th, 100m breaststroke final, 1:05.97 min; 8th, 200m breaststroke final, 2:26.36 min, Pan American Games, Indianapolis, USA, August 7-23
  • 1st, 200m breaststroke final,  2:26.33 min, Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) National Open Long Course Championship, Trinidad

1984

  • 4th, 100m  breaststroke round one (heat five), 1:06.12 min; 3rd, 200m breaststroke round one (heat three), 2:28.88 min, Olympic Games, Los Angeles, California, USA, July 29-August 2

Interesting Facts

  • 28th Overall, Men’s 100m  Breaststroke; 32nd Overall, Men’s 200m Breaststroke, Olympic Games 1984
  • National Record, 200m Breaststroke, 2:26.33 min, August 1987
  • National Record, 100m Breaststroke, 1:04.95 min, March 1988
  • 100m Breaststroke national record stood for 24 years (broken by Abraham McLeod, 1:04.75 min, in June 2012)
  • Head Coach, T&T delegation, Central American and Caribbean Amateur Confederation (CCCAN) and Water Polo Championships in Dominican Republic, 2005
  • Appointed to Board of Directors, Sport Company of T&T, August 2008
  • Head Coach, T&T Swimming delegation, Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, India, 2010
  • Head Coach, University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT)
  • Coached Tobagonian student Mosi Denoon to bronze medal attainment, Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC), Cuba, 2010
  • Former Director of Sports, Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs of T&T

Biography

Paul Newallo represented T&T at the highest level of international competition in 1984 at the Los Angeles Olympic in California, USA, in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events.

Although he did not advance to the next round of competition, his rankings of 28th in the 100m and 32nd in the 200m were highly commendable considering the high-quality pools of 50 and 44 world – class competitors respectively.

In 1987 Newallo represented T&T at the Pan American Games from August 7 to 23 in Indianapolis, USA, where he placed 7th (1:05.97 minutes) in the men’s 100m breaststroke and 8th (2:26.36) in the men’s 200m breaststroke.

That same month, Newallo set the national record for the 200m breaststroke at the National Long Course Championships with a time of 2:26.33 minutes. In so doing, he shaved three-hundredths of a minute off the time he had set at the 1987 Pan Am Games.

The following year he continued his record-breaking form, this time adding the 100m breaststroke record to his name in 1:04.95 at a National Long Course Championships in March 1988. This record stood for 24 years until it was broken in June 2012 by Abraham Mc Leod, who established 1:04.75 at the Amateur Swimming Association of Trinidad and Tobago (ASATT) National Open Long Course competition.

At the end of his competitive career, Newallo continued making contributions to the sport of swimming in the capacity of coach. Newallo, who became the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs’ Director of Sport in 2005, accompanied national teams at various regional and international events as head coach. In 2010 the former St Anthony’s College stand-out coached Tobago student Mosi Denoon to a bronze medal at the Caribbean Island Swimming Championships (CISC) in Cuba.

In January 2013, Newallo began a new chapter in his sporting career when he showed up at the start-line for the T&T International Marathon. He went on to successfully complete the 26.1 miles from the dew-covered pitch of Freeport in Central Trinidad to the sun-baked asphalt strips of the Capital, Port of Spain. His completion of this grueling course was an inspiration to his young charges, who can surely find a mentor and motivator in Paul Newallo.

Education

  • St. Anthony’s College, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV), Nevada, USA

References

  • http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ne/paul-newallo-1.html

Sport Clubs / Teams

UNLV Rebels Swim Club

Results – 1984 Summer Olympics

Games

Age

City

Sport

Event

Team

NOC

Rank

Medal

1984 Summer

21

Los Angeles Swimming Men’s 100 metres Breaststroke Trinidad and Tobago TTO

28

1984 Summer

21

Los Angeles Swimming Men’s 200 metres Breaststroke Trinidad and Tobago TTO

32

  Men’s 100 metres Breaststroke

Games

Age

City

Sport

Country

Phase

Unit

Rank

T

1984 Summer

21

Los Angeles Swimming Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Five

4

1:06.12

Men’s 200 metres Breaststroke

Games

Age

City

Sport

Country

Phase

Unit

Rank

T

1984 Summer

21

Los Angeles Swimming Trinidad and Tobago Round One Heat Three

3

2:28.88

 

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