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A regional battle appears to be brewing following comments made by Trinidad & Tobago athlete Kadeem Chinapoo, who outpaced all competitors, including Jamaican Oshane Jervis, to secure victory in the U17 boys 200m final on the last day of CARIFTA Games 2024.

In his post-event interview, Chinapoo emphasized the significance of his win, stating, “It means a lot; it’s what I’ve been training for—to beat the Jamaicans because they’re soft.” Following a chuckle from the interviewers, he reiterated, “soft.”

Chinapoo’s convincing performance saw him clinch victory in 21.78 seconds, leaving Jamaican Oshane Lewis trailing with a time of 22.16 seconds. Unfortunately, the other Jamaican contender, Byron Walker, did not finish the race. Jamaica dominated the 200m finals, securing victories in three out of four categories.

Gary Card emerged triumphant in the U20 boys’ event with a time of 20.60, while Shanoya Douglas claimed the U20 girls’ gold medal in 23.03. Additionally, Natrece East topped the U17 girls’ event with a time of 23.74.

In a remarkable display of athletic prowess, Jamaica secured their 38th consecutive Carifta Games title in Grenada. The team amassed a total of 84 medals, comprising 45 gold, 23 silver, and 16 bronze.

Following behind, the Bahamas claimed second place overall with 35 medals, including nine gold, 13 silver, and 13 bronze. Trinidad and Tobago clinched the third spot on the table with a total of 27 medals, consisting of four gold, 11 silver, and 12 bronze.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. No tension brewing TT not in the convo on global athletics, moreover, Ja can’t be soft and it’s 38 straight titles.

  2. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill…he won one race and said it..it just a taunt..that could never cause no Regional Tension as people will say that when they beat you at something…should jamaicans say the other islands soft as we won the games in convincing fashion…AGAIN.

  3. You failed to mention that Chinapoo’s comment was in response to the Jamaicans calling one of T&T’s relay team soft after they(Jamaica) won the race.

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