Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bajans win silver, bronze in table tennis

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Barbados captured two medals  in the team events of the Caribbean Regional Table Tennis Federation’s (CRTTF) Pre-Cadet Championship  in Guyana last Sunday.
The Under-13 girls won silver, while the Under-13 boys had to settle  for bronze in a keenly contested event  in which three countries tied for the top position before the medals were decided by games and sets won.
Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago  as well as Barbados all ended at the top of the five-team standings on seven points. Trinidad, with a winning  average of 1.33 were awarded the gold,  Guyana, with 1.25, the silver,  and Barbados 0.6, bronze.
The Barbados team of Marcus Smith, Ramon Jackman, Adam King and Zari Hinds recorded victories over Guyana, Aruba and Guyana “B”, but lost  to Trinidad and Tobago.
The Under-13 girls had a much less complicated finish winning the silver medal with five points, just behind champions Trinidad and Tobago on six.   Guyana “A” placed third and  Guyana “B” fourth.
The Barbados team of Janae Lewis, Jazel Griffith, Kaleah Martyr and Kennedy King recorded a 3-2 win  over Guyana “A” and beat Guyana “B”  3-0, but went under to Trinidad  and Tobago 0-3.
The Barbados Under-11 boys’ team, represented by Ramon Maxwell, Asaba Moore and Ronica Sealy, missed out  on a medal after finishing second  in the standings on six points  along with Guyana “A” and “B”.  
Guyana “B” with an average of 1.66 were awarded silver behind Trinidad and Tobago, while Guyana “A” with an average of 1.0 earned the bronze medal.
Barbados were fourth with  an average of 0.6.
The championship, which started on Saturday, will continue with events in the doubles and singles and games will conclude today. (PH)

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