Guyana Surprises with Strong Showing at Carifta Games
Guyana Surprises with Strong Showing at Carifta Games

After two days of intense competition at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada, the 51st Carifta Games have showcased the true essence of athletic prowess and national pride, some even saying the rest of the region is catching up with Jamaica. With the medal tally reflecting sheer determination and skill, Jamaica emerges as the undisputed frontrunner, seizing a breathtaking 49 medals across various track and field events.

Jamaica’s contingent has again dominated the competition, clinching an impressive 24 gold, 15 silver, and 10 bronze medals. Their stellar performance echoes the island nation’s rich tradition of excellence in track and field, solidifying their position as a powerhouse in the region.

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Hot on Jamaica’s heels, the Bahamas stands firm in second place, boasting a commendable tally of 25 medals. Their athletes have showcased exceptional talent, securing 7 gold, 9 silver, and 9 bronze medals, keeping the competition fierce and captivating. ALSO READ: Nickecoy Bramwell Shatters Usain Bolt’s Record, Guyana & Jamaica Reign Supreme in 400m at Carifta Games

Guyana Surprises with Strong Showing at Carifta Games

Meanwhile, Guyana emerges as a rising star in the arena, with a noteworthy performance that commands attention. Despite their smaller contingent, Guyana’s athletes have demonstrated remarkable skill, clinching a total of 5 medals, including 4 gold and 1 bronze, marking their presence amidst seasoned competitors.

The medal standings at the 51st Carifta Games stand as follows:

🏆 Carifta Games Medal Table 🏆

1️⃣ 🇯🇲 Jamaica – 49 Total (24G, 15S, 10B)
2️⃣ 🇧🇸 Bahamas – 25 Total (7G, 9S, 9B)
3️⃣ 🇬🇾 Guyana – 5 Total (4G, 0S, 1B)
4️⃣ 🇬🇵 Guadeloupe – 15 Total (1G, 6S, 8B)
5️⃣ 🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago – 9 Total (1G, 4S, 4B)
6️⃣ 🇬🇩 Grenada – 3 Total (0G, 1S, 2B)
7️⃣ 🇰🇾 Cayman Islands – 3 Total (0G, 1S, 2B)
8️⃣ 🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda – 3 Total (0G, 0S, 3B)
9️⃣ 🇧🇿 Belize – 2 Total (0G, 0S, 2B)
🔟 🇻🇮 Virgin Island (USA) – 2 Total (0G, 0S, 2B)

As the competition heats up and the athletes gear up for the final day, the stage is set for more thrilling performances and unforgettable moments, especially with the sprint hurdles, 200m and 4x400m races to come. The Carifta Games 2024 continue to be a celebration of talent, resilience, and the unbreakable spirit of Caribbean athletics. #CariftaGames2024 #MedalCount #TrackAndFieldDominance

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Anthony Foster
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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