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Jamaica surpass 2023 medal tally at 51st Carifta Games

Jamaica bettered its medal haul from last year at the Carifta Games after tallying 83 medals comprising 44 gold 23 silver and 16 bronze at the 51st championship which ended on Monday in Grenada. Jamaica garnered 78 medals at last year’s staging.

Among the gold medal winners for Jamaica on the final day were Gary Card who sped to a personal best 20.60 seconds to win thebUnder-20 Boys 200m and Shanoya Douglas who returned 23.03 seconds to capture the girls’ equivalent. Jamaica made a clean sweep of the sprint hurdles.

In the field, Jada Robinson leapt a personal best 12.69 metres to win the Under-17 girls triple jump, while Jevontae Smith secured the boys Under-17 double by adding the discus to his shot put crown.

Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago's Jaenae de Gannes was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy.

The 17-year-old smashed the girls U20 long jump record, setting a new mark of 6.50 meters to win the event ahead of Jamaica's Rohanna Sudlow. She also anchored Trinidad and Tobago to a silver medal in the girls U20 4x400m relay.

The award, given to the best athlete at the Carifta Games, was named after Sir Austin Sealy, who set the games in motion.

 

 



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