Jamaica’s Impressive Medal Haul of 20 Dominates Opening Day of 50th Carifta Games

On the opening day of the 50th Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas, Jamaica dominated by securing 20 medals, including 13 gold, 5 silver, and 2 bronze medals.

The quarter-milers led the medal count by winning three out of four gold medals.

In the Girls’ Under-20 400m, Rickiann Russell of Jamaica won the gold medal by running in 51.84 seconds, beating Javonya Valcourt of the Bahamas, who took the silver medal, and Lacarthea Cooper, also of the Bahamas, who took the bronze.

In the Boys’ Under-20 400m, Jamaica’s Jasauna Dennis won the gold medal by beating his compatriot Delano Kennedy, who won the title in Jamaica last year, while Amal Glasgow of St Vincent finished third.


Jamaica’s Nickecoy Bramwell won the Boys’ Under-17 400m title with ease, followed by Jaylen Bennett of St Kitts & Nevis, who won the silver medal, and Andrew Brown of the Bahamas, who won the bronze medal.

Tianna Springer of Guyana won the Girls’ Under-17 400m title, followed by Jody-Ann Daley of Jamaica in second place and De’Cheynellie Thomas of St Kitts in third.

Alana Reid of Jamaica won the Girls’ Under-20 100m gold medal, while Alexis James of Jamaica took the silver and Sanaa Frederick of Trinidad and Tobago won the bronze.

In the Boys’ Under-17 100m, Tramaine Todd of Jamaica won the gold medal, followed by Ishmael Rolle of the Bahamas in second and Etham Sam of Grenada in third.

Jamaica also secured a one-two finish in both the Boys’ and Girls’ Under-20 discus, with Kobe Lawrence and Abigail Martin winning the gold medals, respectively.

Brandon Pottinger and Chavez Penn of Jamaica tied for the gold medal in the Boys’ Under-20 high jump, while Jaidi James of Trinidad and Tobago won the bronze medal.

Other gold medal winners for Jamaica included Jade-Ann Dawkins (Girls’ U20 triple jump), Ainsley Campbell (Boys’ U20 1500m), and Dionjah Shaw (Girls’ U17 shot put).


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