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Belle bags silver

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BARBADOS’ ATHLETES avoided a single-digit medal haul when Sarah Belle led a late dash for medals in the early events of the final session of the 48th CARIFTA Games at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex last night.

Belle snatched silver in the Under-20 Girls’ 100-metre hurdles when she clocked a personal best 13.55, finishing behind gold medallist Ackera Nugent of Jamaica, who crossed the line in 13.24 seconds.

There were also bronze medals for Aren Spencer in the Under-17 Boys’ triple jump and the Under-20 Girls and Boys’ 4×100-metre relay quartets.

With Jonathan Miller also winning the Under-20 Boys’ triple jump for the second straight year, with a distance of 15.30 metres in the morning session, Barbados improved their medal tally to ten, comprising three gold, three silver and four bronze medals.

“I am very proud of myself as I executed my race to the best of my ability. In my first CARIFTA last year, I got a bronze as an Under-17. This year, I stepped up my game among the Under-20 Girls for the first time and got silver. Next year, I want the gold and also to break the record,” a confident Belle told NATION SPORT after the race.

 

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