Jamaica cop three gold, two silver medals on opening morning

By April 20, 2019
Annishka McDonald after winning Jamaica's first gold medal at the 2019 Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands Annishka McDonald after winning Jamaica's first gold medal at the 2019 Carifta Games in the Cayman Islands

35-time defending champions Jamaica are off to a fast start at the 2019 Carifta Games in Grand Cayman Saturday morning.

2018 World U20 champion Kai Chang threw 59.36m to win the u20 discus with his Jamaican teammate Ralford Mullings finishing second with 54.91m.

Djimon Gumbs of the British Virgin Islands hurled the implement out to 54.71m for the bronze medal.

In the U20 Girls shot put, Alicia Grootfaam of Suriname won the gold medal with a mark of 14.15m, just one centimetre ahead of Dominica’s Trenesee Hamilton (14.14m) and Grenada’s Jamora Alves whose 13.53m was good for the bronze medal.

Daniella Anglin and Janique Burgher both cleared 1.77m to finish 1-2 in the U20 Girls High Jump.

Aijah Lewis of the Cayman Islands was third with 1.60m

In the U17 event, Anniskha McDonald won the gold medal with her best jump of 1.74m.

Vanessa Mercera of Curacao also cleared 1.74, for the silver medal. The Bahamas’ Shaunece Miller won the bronze with 1.68m.

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