Rachell Pascal is an outgoing 19-year-old who enjoys meeting new people and building friendships. Her investment in the sporting field has led her to support and encourage many younger up-and-coming athletes who are passionate in furthering their growth and development in athletics. Rachell’s own passion for sports emerged when she started playing ball-throw, and progressed to throwing the javelin.
She recalls the first-time throwing the javelin with all her might and it was at that moment that she found her calling to develop her skill-set and talents in sports. She had fallen in love with the sport of Javelin, and was determined to achieve greatness. Rachell trained and practiced relentlessly, always striving to improve her skills and push herself to excel in the sport.
Through her perseverance, Rachell eventually earned the privilege to represent the Cayman Islands in various meets. In 2021, Rachell competed in the U18 and U23 North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Championship in Costa Rica, where she claimed a gold medal. She recalls the biggest accomplishment she has achieved which occurred in 2019, at age 14, when she received a bronze medal in the CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands. She found herself competing alongside some of the best athletes in the Caribbean.
With grit and determination, Rachell continues to work towards peak performance. Her future in sports is shaped by an unwavering belief that anyone who dedicates themselves to their highest standards, can and will win. Believing in yourself is worth just as much as the accolades and external recognition. As Rachell considers her prospects in the sports field, she remains assured that her community is in the stands cheering for her and supporting her in this new leg of her journey as a Proud of Them Honouree.