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Jamaica Sprints Ahead in Medal Count at Grenada’s Carifta Games

Jamaica Sprints Ahead in Medal Count at Grenada’s Carifta Games

At the close of the first day of the Carifta Games 2024 at Kirani James Stadium in Grenada, the medal tally was a reflection of the region’s athletic talents.

Jamaica, a track and field titan, surged to the lead with an impressive 28 medals, including 12 gold, 9 silver, and 7 bronze.

The Bahamas followed with a respectable haul of 7 medals, achieving 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze. Guyana stood out with 3 gold medals to their name.

The Cayman Islands athletes proudly carried home 1 gold and 1 silver medal, adding up to 2 medals overall.

Guadeloupe and Antigua and Barbuda each celebrated a single medal, a gold, contributing to the spirit of excellence at the games.

Trinidad and Tobago boasted 7 medals without a gold, comprising 4 silver and 3 bronze.The host nation, Grenada, showed their competitive edge with 3 medals – 1 silver and 2 bronze.

Saint Kitts and Nevis, Aruba, and Barbados each earned pride with 1 silver medal apiece. Turks and Caicos, Bermuda, and Martinique each began their medal counts with a bronze.

As teams and fans alike reflected on the day’s events, there was a shared sense of anticipation for what the rest of the games would bring.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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