Antigua and Barbuda: In the exciting games of CARIFTA 2022 being held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, Dwayne Fleming, an athlete from Antigua and Barbuda, copped the gold medal in the Boya Under-19 100 meters final.
Fleming clocked 10.72 seconds to finish ahead of the field in the Boys Under-17 100 meters final. The Princess Margaret School student beat Jamaica’s Gary Card (10.75 seconds) to the finish line, with Keo Davis of St Vincent coming third in 10.77 seconds.
It is the first time since Daniel Bailey won gold in the 100 meters in 2004 that Antigua and Barbuda has won the marquee event in any division.’
There was triple jump success for the twin-island state as well when Alyssa Dyett, also of PMS, leapt a distance of 12.04 meters to capture bronze in her discipline. French Guiana’s Kayssia Hudson won gold with a leap of 12.34 meters, while Jo-Anna Pinnock of Jamaica was second with a jump of 12.13 meters.
Also, Ajani Daley competed in the 100 meters boys’ under-20 final but finished sixth in a tough field. He clocked 10.67 seconds in the race that was won by Jamaica’s DeAndre Daley in 10.23 seconds.
Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda won the first gold medal at the Carifta Swimming Championships being held in Barbados as Ethan Stubbs-Green registered a time of 58.22 seconds to claim the 100 butterflies in the boys’ 13-14 age category.
He finished ahead of Tristan Dorville (58.45) of St. Lucia and Jamaica’s Brady Macpherson Lewison (59.24).
There was also a top-five finish for Ellie Shaw in the Girls 13-14 200 meters breaststroke as she clocked 2:57.73 to end in the number five slot.
Further, Jamaica tops the chart of medal standings after winning the 54 medals and performing incredibly well. I
It is the 49th CARIFTA 2022 game staging in Jamaica’s National Stadium.