Tobago athletes outshine Trinidad athletes at Carifta Games

Tobago athletes were in a gold-medal mood at the Carifta Games in Bermuda over the Easter weekend as they upstaged their Trinidad counterparts, winning four of the six gold medals for Trinidad and Tobago.

The 65-member National contingent of which 11 were from Tobago finished third on the standings with six gold medals, nine silver and seven bronze, while perennial champions Jamaica again ruled the roost and Bahamas was second.

Tobago's gold medal; performers were Mark London —800m, one minute, 55.56 seconds, Kenejah Williams – discuss – 50.36, Chelsea James – shot Putt, 14.02 m and Andwelle Wright – long jump – 6.84m.

London and Williams also enjoyed bronze and silver medals in the 1500m and shot put with a clocking of 4:06:64 and a throw of 16.75, respectively.

Also medalling were Ron Wright and Nicholas Douglas who were members of the bronze medal 4x100m relay team while Douglas also got a bronze in the 100m and Andwelle's brother Atiba, leapt 7.22m in the long jump to earn a bronze medal.

Britney Bedlow finished 5th in the discuss, Kuniba Stewart was 7th in the 110h, Akim Phillips was 8th in the javelin throwing 57.37 and Edson Moses was also 8th in the long jump with a leap of 6.04m.

Tobago's medal haul at the Games were four gold, one silver and four bronze.

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peaches said on Friday, Apr 13 at 12:57 PM


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James said on Friday, Apr 13 at 8:11 PM

I wonder if the Tobagonian athletes eat healthier than their colleagues from Trinidad.

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Desuperman said on Saturday, Apr 14 at 1:54 PM

Well that too and maybe the will to succeed with facilities not up to the standard of Trinidad's. Anil promised to start refurbishment work at the Dwight Yorke stadium on his first official visit to Tobago just under 2 yrs ago. But the last Falcon Games had to be held in Trinidad for the first time, how sad. and unfortunate. I'm seeing some of the galvanize on top of the roof peeling off from the wind, some of the gym equipment is non-functional as they are not serviced as regular as they are to and the building is full of rust from sea-blast, which Anil also spoke about. But congrats to our athletes and I expect Tobago to win GOLD at the Olympics too or at least medal, through Baptiste, Lucas and Quow.

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Forecaster said on Saturday, Apr 14 at 6:31 PM

I'm not predicting medals but I must say it looks as if all three may be finalists.

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sportobserver said on Tuesday, Apr 17 at 12:23 PM

Congratulations to all athletes from Tobago who participated in the Games. A special congratulations to those who medalled. My questions are simply these, What next? What does the executives of D.E.Y.A.S have in place to sustain and improve the performance of these athletes? Where are the nationals that were sent to Cuba and the UK to study physical education and sport and even sport science.. where are they? Isn't it their purpose to assist coaches and athletes to the next level? Are we going to send these athletes off to another country? How much evidence does our officials need to increase investments in sport on the island, especially in the support services for coaches and athletes? Are they waiting for the very few passionate and qualified persons in sport to migrate to another country? I hope that this handful of promising athletes don't suffer like the rest in the past. (I speak from experience)

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