CARIFTA games at Jamaica concludes with the dominance performance of the host country

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CARIFTA games at Jamaica concludes with the dominance performance of the host country

The 40th CARIFTA games held at Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was three days event which kicked off on Saturday, April 23 and concluded on Monday April 25. In the event around 600 athletes competed at all.

The host country, Jamaica stayed dominant at the CARIFTA games 2011 which has been hosted for the seventh time in the history of CARIFTA Games.

In the meet of last day, Jamaican athletes topped at the score board with gold medals. They bagged sixty six medals. It was for juniors’ two categories, under 17 and under 20. The meetings include in this events are; hurdles, middle distance track, jumping, javelin throw, shot put and racing. The CARIFTA games are annually conducts, specifically on Easter days.

The performance in the 40th games is boldly leaded by Jamaicans. From the day first, Jamaican athletes were staying on top of the score board and till the end no body defeated them.

Jamaica bagged sixty six medals and stayed at the top. Trinidad & Tobago clinched thirty three medals. Barbados collected twenty eight medals in which there were nine golds, eight silvers and eleven bronze medals.

In meet wise results, under 17 girl’s 100 metres hurdles, Jamaican Yanique Thompson has won the title by completing the rivalry in 13.76, Barbados Shakera Hall followed her and clocked 13.82. The third girl was again of Jamaica, who placed herself was Peta Gaye Williams finished off at 14.01.

In 4 x 400 metres Relays, under 17 girls, Jamaican Kissi Brown, Yanique McNeil, Kimone Green and Peta Gaye Williams made their triumphant possible. They clocked 3:41:33 for their gold.
In the meet of under 17, boys 4 x 400 metres relay, Jamaica’s Khadeesh Willis, Jevaughn Minzie, Keniel Harrison and Julanie Walker completed the distance in 3:15:19 seconds. They have also collected gold for the achievement.
Among girls under17, 800 metres final, Cindy Forde from Barbados clocked 2:14:66 seconds for gold medal, Alethia McLaughlin of Jamaica finished just behind her at 2:14:75 seconds. Lisa Buchanan of the host country ended up for the bronze at 2:17:09 seconds.
Under 17, 800 metres boys meeting Antonio Mascoll clocked 1:50:21 seconds and bagged gold, he came from Barbados. From Bermuda, Shaquille Dill covered the distance in the time span of 1:50:90 seconds and Mark London of Trinidad & Tobago finished it at 1:53:80 seconds for bronze medal.
The very last meet of the three days event, concluded with boys 4 x 400 metres relay for under 20. The gold medal in this meet was clinched by Trinidad & Tobago where Jareem Richards, Hendrix Foncette, Deon Lendore, Darvin Sandy completed by 3:08:96 seconds.
The event now closed after a successful meetings, where all the spectators enjoyed the stunning performances and the home crowd appreciated the victory of their athletes.

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