Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson won a bronze medal in the 50-metre freestyle on Wednesday at the CAC Games in Colombia.

 Jamaican world record holder Alia Atkinson has insisted she simply ran out of gas after finishing third in the 100m butterfly at the 2018 CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

While the Reggae Girlz fashioned a 2-1 win over hosts Colombia in their final group game of the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, the victory was bittersweet as it was not enough to see them into the next round. 

When the competition in boxing begins at the CAC Games in Colombia on Wednesday, lightweight Sanjay Williams will be attempting to accomplish something no Jamaican boxer has managed to do in almost 30 years, win a medal.

The Bahamas’ Joanna Evans has been the lone figure for the Bahamas, littering the medal tables at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. 

After missing the medal podium in the women’s 100 metre freestyle at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatic Complex in Barranquilla, Colombia on Sunday night, the idea that Alia Atkinson may not have enough gas in the tank for the number of events she was doing, shot across the minds of Jamaicans fans, but not for long. 

Alia Atkinson won Jamaica and her second gold medal at the 23rd Central American and  Caribbean (CAC) Games, claiming the women’s 50-metre butterfly A final in 26.60 seconds on Saturday at the Eduardo Movilla Aquatics Complex. 

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are on the verge of crashing out of the Central American and Caribbean Games group stage after suffering a second 2-1 defeat in the tournament, this time at the hands of Costa Rica. 

Alia Atkinson, the only Caribbean swimmer to ever win a medal in the 100-metre breaststroke at the Central American and Caribbean Games, is now also the winningest athlete in the event ever. 

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team, the Reggae Girlz, will seek to lift themselves with a positive result against Costa Rica to put themselves back in contention for top honours in the Central American and Caribbean Games, at the Estadio Julio Torres Moderno on Saturday, July 21, beginning at 4:00 p.m. 

Yona Knight-Wisdom failed by a whisker to make it to the final of the men’s one-metre springboard diving at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, as he finished ninth at the Aquatic Complex here yesterday. 

When the action gets underway on Friday, July 20, in Barranquilla, Colombia, at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, Team Jamaica will be led by three-time Olympian Alia Atkinson.

Jamaica’ Reggae Girlz squandered a glorious opportunity to begin their Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games campaign in Barranquilla, Colombia with a victory over Venezuela. 

Jamaica’s senior field hockey teams hope that if they win at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, in Barranquilla, Colombia, it could spur the development of their country.

Michael Ricketts, President of the Jamaica Football Federation believes his women's football team will give a good account of itself and is hopeful the players will return with a medal from the CAC Games set for July 19 to August 3 in Colombia.

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