Thursday, April 25, 2024

CARIFTA swimmers splash off with 11 medals


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Team Barbados won 11 medals, including three gold yesterday, the opening night of the 36th CARIFTA Aquatics Championships in Curacao.

Heidi Stoute won gold in the 13-14 girls’ 800m freestyle (no official times available); Adara Stoddard took gold in the 15-17 girls 200m backstroke and the 13-14 girls’ 4x100m relay team was also in winner’s row.

There were three silver medals, all in the 11-12 age category. Zachary Burke won two in the 50m backstroke and 100m butterfly and Amiya Harrison was second in the 200m breaststroke.

After dominating the 11-12 last year at home, Jaiya Simmons stepped up to the 13-14 and won one  of the team’s five bronze medals, competing in the 100m butterfly. A similar finish in the same event earned Stoddard her second medal in the older age group.

Also earning bronze were Amelie Baker in the 15-17 girls’ 800m free, Amiya Harrison in the 11-12 girls’ 50m backstroke and the 11-12 girls’ 400m relay quartet.

The second evening of finals will be held today.  (SAT)



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