Bright, McKoy add to Guyana’s gold medal count at CARIFTA Games


By Treiston Joseph

Guyana continues to roll at the 2017 edition of the CARIFTA Games currently ongoing in Curacao, with Chantoba Bright and Claudrice McKoy adding to the gold medal count on Sunday (April 16, 2017).

From the mining town of Linden, Bright who was a silver medalist in 2016 leapt to gold in the girl’s under-18 long jump with a distance of 5.91 metres.

It was Bright’s second event of the competition after finishing seventh in the girl’s high jump.

Meanwhile,  McKoy who nabbed bronze one day earlier in the girl’s under-18 1500 metres ran her way to gold, in the girl’s open 3000 metres in a time of 10:39.03s.

The gold medal win has closed McKoy’s campaign for the remainder of the event.

In other results,  Compton Caesar who became the first male sprinter to win 100m gold on Saturday, (April 15, 2017), sped his way to the final of the boy’s under-20 200 metres while Kenisha Phillips,  Onasha Rogers and Daniel Williams all crashed out of their respective 200m semifinals.

The competition will enter its final day on Monday, April 16 where Williams will enter his favoured event in the boy’s high jump while Bright will tackle the triple jump in the field events.

On the track, Caesar will contest the 200m final while Headecker will be in the boy’s 800m.

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