T&T finish top English-speaking Caribbean nation at 2023 Pan American Games

By November 06, 2023
Nicholas Paul and Michelle-Lee Ahye were responsible for three of Trinidad and Tobago's four medals at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Nicholas Paul and Michelle-Lee Ahye were responsible for three of Trinidad and Tobago's four medals at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

Trinidad and Tobago emerged the top English-speaking Caribbean nation at the 2023 Pan American Games that concluded in Santiago, Chile on Sunday. The twin-island republic won four medals at the games, securing a gold, one silver and two bronze medals to be tied in 19th position overall.

Trinidad and Tobago owed their position to cyclist Nicholas Paul, who won gold in the Men’s Sprint which he followed up with a silver medal in the Men’s Keirin.

The country’s bronze medals came from the Men’s 3x3 basketball team and Michelle-Lee Ahye in the final of the Women’s 100m.

Jamaica were twenty-second overall having won six medals, the most of any English-speaking Caribbean nation, but only had one gold medal courtesy of Jaheel Hyde in the men’s 400m hurdles. Jamaica won five bronze medals – Dahlia Palmer (cycling), Fedrick Dacres (discus), Navasky Anderson (men’s 800m final), Samantha Hall (women’s discus) and Aaron Johnson (wrestling).

The Bahamas were 25th overall with three medals –one silver and two bronze medals. They were tied with Guyana who had a similar medal haul. Antigua and Barbuda’s silver medal saw them finish 28th ahead of Barbados, whose two bronze medals saw them finish 30th.

Bermuda, Dominica, and St Kitts and Nevis were tied in 31st with one bronze medal each.

The United States topped the medal table with 286 medals (124 gold, 75 silver, 87 bronze), followed by Brazil's 205 (66 gold, 73 silver, 66 bronze) and Mexico 142 (52 gold, 38 silver, 52 bronze).

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