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Five Caribbean countries & Bermuda in Top 25 at Commonwealth Youth Games

Bahamian swimmer Lilly HIggs.

Nassau, Bahamas July 21, 2017 — Five Caribbean countries and Bermuda rank in the top 25 in an early Commonwealth Youth Games medal count. Among the countries in the top 25 is St. Lucia, who’s sprinter Julien Alfred made history as the country’s first gold medallist in a major championship. Alfred’s win in the Girl’s 100m final is the country’s only medal so far and places St. Lucia at 11th overall.

Also in the top 25 are The Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. Bahamian athletes have achieved three bronze, two silver medals and rank 15th in the medal count. Izaak Bastian and Lilly Higgs both won Silver in the Boys and Girls 50 m Breaststroke respectively. Mya Beneby and Karra Hanna both won Bronze in the Girls 57kg and 70+kg Judo events respectively. Meanwhile Adrian Curry won Bronze in the Boys 100m race.

Djimon Lynere Gumbs has won the BVI’s sole medal so far in the Boys Discus Throw putting the country in 23rd place overall. Jamaica’s Kevin Stone won Silver in the Boys 100m and brought the country to 18th place. T&T has secured 12th place in medal count with a Gold medal won by Adell Colthrust in the Boys 100m. In the Cycling Road Boys and Girls Time Trial, Matthew Oliveira and Alyssa Rowse won Gold and Bronze respectively bring Bermuda to 10th place.

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