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Jamaica on top with 54 medals at CARIFTA Games 2017 after Day 2

Jamaica on top with 54 medals at Carifta Games 2017 on Day 2

Jamaica has won a total 54 medals over two days at the 2017 CARIFTA Games at Ergilio Hato Stadium in Willemstad, Curacao. The Jamaican junior athletics team is on their way to winning the championship title for 33 consecutive years after ending Sunday high on the medal table — the second day of the three-day championship.

The 54 medals include 23 gold, 19 silver, and 12 bronze. On the medal table, Team Jamaica is 41 medals clear of nearest rival Trinidad and Tobago with 13 (5 gold, 2 silver, and 6 bronze medals. The Bahamas are in third place with 17 medals, of which are 4 gold, 7 silver, and 6 bronze medals. Watch Day 2 highlights or watch each individual event below.

On Sunday, Jamaica won 26 medals after winning 28 on the Opening Day of the CARIFTA Games, Saturday, April 15.

More than 600 athletes from more than 26 countries are competing at the 46th Flow CARIFTA Games, an athletics competition for U18 and U20 athletes, at the Ergilio Hato Stadium from 15-17 April.

The Jamaica boys won 24 medals which included 12 gold, six silver, and six bronze. The girls so far won 30 of the medal haul of the 54: 11 gold, 13 silver, and six bronze. Jamaica has won the games for 32 consecutive years and 40 times in total of the games’ 45-year history.

Day 2 Events  and Jamaican winners

Girls Discus Throw UNDER 18: Gold- Marie Forbes, 43.62m. Silver- Kimone Reid, 40.39m.

Girls Shot Put UNDER 20: Silver- Sah-Jay Stevens, 13.02m. Bronze – Richards, Fiona 12.80m
Boys Long Jump UNDER 20: Gold- Carey McLeod, 7.62m.

Girls 400 Meter Hurdles UNDER 18: Gold- Sanique Walker, 58.95 *New Carifta RecordSilver- Taffara Rose, 1:00.95.

Girls 400 Meter Hurdles UNDER 20: Gold – Nicolee Foster, 58.84. Silver – Shiann Salmon, 59.59.

Boys’ 400 Meter Hurdles UNDER 18: Silver-  Rovane Williams, 52.69. Bronze – Dashinelle Dyer, 53.02

Boys Triple Jump UNDER 18: Gold – Safin Wills, 15.11m

Boys 400 Meter Hurdles UNDER 20: Gold – Ronaldo Griffiths, 52.01. Silver – Timor Barrett, 52.32.

Boys High Jump UNDER 18: Bronze – Damar Marshall, 2.03m

Girls Long Jump UNDER 18: Silver – Annia Ashley, 5.88m. Bronze – Lotavia Brown, 5.66m.

Boys 3000 Meter Run UNDER 18: Gold – Renardo Johnson, 9:30.61. Silver – Tarees Rhoden, 9:30.69.

Boys Shot Put UNDER 18: Gold -Daniel Cope, 18.17m **New Carifta Record**
Bronze – Cobe Graham, 17.33m.

Girls 3000 Meter Run OPEN: Silver – Britnie Dixon, 10:44.63. Bronze – Kayan Green, 10:45.76.

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay UNDER 18 – Disqualified for a lane violation.

Boys 4×100 Meter Relay UNDER 18 Finals – Gold – New Record 39.97.

Girls 4×100 Meter Relay UNDER 20 – Gold time 44.83

Boys’ 4×100 Meter Relay UNDER 20 – Gold time 40.10

Last year, Jamaica won a record 86 medals comprising 43 gold, 28 silver, and 15 bronze.