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Jamaica’s junior athletes won 85 medals at CARIFTA Games 2019

Jamaica won 85 medals to dominates 35th consecutive CARIFTA Games

Team Jamaica won a total 82 medals and set two championships records at the 48th annual CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in
Cayman— April 20 to 22.

The 82 Jamaican junior athletics team secured the championship title for the 35th consecutive year and 43 times in the games’ 48-year history.

Jamaica’s 85 medals include 36 gold, 33 silver, and 16 bronze compared to the 82 medals won in 2018 and 86 medals won in 2017.

The Bahamas placed second on the medal table with a total of 26 medals which includes 9 gold, 7 silver, and 10 bronze.

Photo via Cayman 27/Instagram

Junior sprint queen Briana Williams was named the 2019 Austin Sealy Award winner, which she also earned in 2018 for her outstanding performances, winning the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m for the second consecutive year.

Williams becomes just the sixth athlete in the 48-year history of the CARIFTA Games to earn back to back Austin Sealy award as the games Most Outstanding Athlete.