Caribbean School Boys Boxing: Guyana’s golden run continues with 10 medals


For the third year running, Guyana dominated the Caribbean School Boys and Juniors boxing championship, copping eight gold and two silver medals when the three-day tournament concluded on Sunday at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue.

All three days were filled with live-wire fights and the Caribbean’s next best pugilists gave a good account of themselves. Christopher Romeo, Shaquille Wright, Emmanuel Pompey, Leon Moore Jr, Richard Howard, Alesha Jackman, Francis Sukhu and Christopher Moore were the gold medallists for Guyana.

Team Trinidad finished with two gold medals from the gloves of Blessing Waldropt (lightweight) and Faith Ramnauth (flyweight). Jamaica had one gold, two silver and a bronze, while St Lucia had a lone silver medal.

The Jamaican team official Gilbert Vas explained he was impressed with the performance, especially that of Britney McFarlane, who was adjudged best female boxer.

In 2017, Guyana had won six gold and two silver medals. Given the rise in medals, President of the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA), Steve Ninvalle, told News Room Sport it was successful event, one which he gives an A grade.

The GBA head also heaped praises on Demerara Distillers Limited, the National Sports Commission, Guyana Olympic Association, Hand in Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies and others for their continued support of the association and its ventures. Ninavalle is planning to host the Caribbean senior elite championships in Guyana in December.

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