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Jamaica Won 86 Medals at 2016 CARIFTA Games

Jamaica Won 86 Medals at 2016 CARIFTA Games

Jamaica has dominated the 2016 CARIFTA Games winning a total of 86 medals over three days in St. George’s, Grenada — March 26-28. The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA).

Jamaica entered the 2016 CARIFTA games with some 80 athletes and won 42 gold, 28 silver, and 16 bronze medals to rank #1 for the 40th time of the games’ 45-year history.

Click to watch both the Girls’ and Boys’ under-18 and under-20 4x100m Relays

From Jamaica’s National Stadium to the world

In 2015, Team Jamaica, which has maintained the top spot since 1985, won 85 medals at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium in Basseterre, St Kitts  — 41 gold, 25 silver and 19 bronze.

Jamaica Won 86 Medals at 2016 CARIFTA Games
Team Jamaica marching at the closing ceremony of the 2016 CARIFTA GAMES

Team JA has won a combined total of 1,645 medals — 768 gold, 534 silver, 343 bronze since 1990. View the medal table below.

Medal table of the 2016CARIFTA Games

Click to watch both the Girls’ and Boys’ under-18 and under-20 Relays

The 2016 CARIFTA Games was staged at the newly built National Athletic Stadium, which recently received Class 1 Certification from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world athletics governing body.

This is Grenada’s second hosting of the CARIFTA Games, having hosted the 29th Games in 2000.