Jamaicans Shashalee Forbes and Tiffany James won Central American and Caribbean (CAC) gold medals on Wednesday (1 Aug) in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Bahamian Donald Thomas was also a gold medal winner, taking the top spot in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.28m. St. Kitts and Nevis’ Jermaine Francis, who also cleared the same height, took the bronze medal.
Cleopatra Borel was the fourth English Speaking Caribbean athlete to taste victory on the day. She won the women’s shot put with a throw of 18.14m.
Forbes, in the women’s 200m, ran a meet record 22.80 seconds to beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett, 22.95.
Jodean Williams, Forbes’ Jamaican teammate, took the bronze medal in 22.96.
James, the 2016 world junior champion, won the women’s 400m title in 52.35 ahead of Dominican Republic’s Fiordaliza Cofil, 52.72.
The other Jamaican in the field, Derri-Ann Hill took bronze in 53.30.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux, who was easy in the semi-finals (19.97), returned with 20.26 for third in the men’s 200m final.
The event was won by Colombia’s Bernardo Bales in 20.13secs.