‘Golden girl’ Springer leads Guyana’s medal haul at Commonwealth Youth Games

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Guyanese athletes shone brightly on Tuesday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad, copping three medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games, including a historic first-ever gold.

The talented Tianna Springer entered the record books with gold in the Women’s 400 metres in a time of 53.55 seconds.

It is the first time Guyana has won gold in any event at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Springer is also a gold medallist at the CARIFTA Games and the South American Under-20 Championship.

Springer won ahead of England’s Charlotte Henrich, with Guyanese Narissa McPherson copping bronze with a time of 54.82 seconds.

Moments later, Malachi Austin then rose to the podium, winning silver in the Men’s 400m. Austin was the fastest qualifier heading into the final, which was won by Nigerian Samuel Ogazi.

Javon Roberts and Attoya Harvey are the other track and field athletes, while in Swimming, Guyana is being represented by Ariel Rodrigues, Elliott Gonsalves and Shareefah Lewis.

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