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The curtains are to come down on CARIFTA 51 today

Addison James
CARIFTA Bronze medalist Addison James-All photos by Carlisle Jno Baptiste in Grenada

Athletes continue to fight for sports supremacy on the fourth and final day of the 51st CARIFTA Games at the Kirina Athletics Stadium, Jamaica remains in the lead with 24 gold, 15 silver, and 9 bronze with 48 medals.

No other country is close to the Bahamas on 25 medals comprising 7 gold, 9 silver, and 9 bronze. Trinidad & Tobago has 16 medals comprising 1 gold, 6 silver, and 9 bronze. The host country Grenada is a distance with 9 medals, comprising 1 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze.

Dominica, it can be said that 4 athletes did well for themselves, collecting 1 bronze medal in the Javelin in the Boys Under 20 where Addison James did a personal best of 65.50 meters.

In the Boys Under 17 Shot Put Jamical Titre also showed good promise and is one to keep an eye for in the future. His 13.77-meter throw in that field was also a personal best.

Nian Davis also a first-timer at the CARIFTA Games is one to look out for in the future. He raised eyebrows with his personal best of 39.67 meters in the Boys under 17 Javelin.

At the age of 13, Davis is surely one for the future with the proper guidance and mentorship.

U-17 Boys Shot Put Jamical Titre- 13.77 meters

Bronze medal winner Javelin U-20 Boys Addison James-65.50 meters

Kerelle Etienne U-17 girls 100 meter dash

Nian Davis Under 17 boys Javelin- 39.67 meters

In the track section, 14-year-old Kerelle Etienne is surely a “bright spark” and baring injuries should be a force to be reckoned with.

She blazed her way to first place in the preliminary of the girl’s 100 meters Under 17 dash clocking 12.05 seconds but in the finals running in lane 4 had to settle for 4th place in a time of 11.85 seconds. That event was won by Athaley Hinckson of Guyana at 11.44 seconds with Adora Campbell of Jamaica at 11.52 seconds in copping the silver and Aniya Nurse at 11.76 Barbados bronze.

Etienne who is said to be nursing a hamstring did not take part in the 200 meters dash girls Under 17 competition. Dominica will also take part in its final competition with Jamical Titre in Discuss today.

The Dominica team at CARIFTA 51 Grenada