Team Jamaica won a total 86 medals at the 2017 CARIFTA Games in Curacao — April 15-17. The Jamaican junior athletics team secured the championship title for the 33rd consecutive year and 41 times in the games’ 46-year history.
The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). More than 600 athletes from more than 26 countries competed at the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games, an athletics competition for U18 and U20 athletes, at the Ergilio Hato Stadium. Jamaica entered the games with some 82 athletes.
Jamaica’s 86 medals include 39 gold, 28 silver, and 19 bronze. On the medal table, Team Jamaica is 64 medals clear of nearest rival Trinidad and Tobago with 22 (7 gold, 5 silver, and 10 bronze medals. The Bahamas are in third place with 31 medals, of which are 6 gold, 15 silver, and 10 bronze medals.
The Jamaican boys’ won 40 medals which include 18 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze. The girl secured 46 which comprises 21 gold, 17 silver, and 8 bronze. Last year, Jamaica won a record 86 medals comprising 43 gold, 28 silver, and 15 bronze.
Team JA has won a combined total of 1,731 medals — 807 gold, 562 silver, 362 bronze since 1990.