Jamaica tops 2018 Carifta Games with 80 medals

By April 02, 2018
Jamaica topped the Carifta medal table with 80 medals including 43 gold. Jamaica topped the Carifta medal table with 80 medals including 43 gold.

Jamaica extended its winning streak of the Carifta Games to 34 consecutive years following a dominating performance at the 2018 edition held at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

The unofficial medal tally shows that Jamaica won 80 medals, six fewer than the country’s best-ever haul of 86 achieved in 2017. However, the Jamaicans racked up 43 gold medals four more than they won in Curacao last year.

They also won 26 silver and 11 bronze medals in a performance for the ages. The Jamaicans won virtually every sprint event. On the final day, they swept the 200m finals, and had it not been a disqualification of the girls’ under 20-mile relay team, would have swept all the mile relay finals.

Jamaica won 18 gold, 10 silver and five bronze medals on Monday’s final day.

Hosts Bahamas, who vowed not to be swept in the relays, breathed a sigh of relief as they were promoted to the top of the podium following the disqualification of the Jamaican relay team. That gold medal was their seventh of the Games, to go along with 15 silver and 16 bronze medals for a total of 38 medals, seven more than their tally of 31 last year.

The last time the Bahamas won the Games was in 1984.

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