CARIFTA Games 2023: St Kitts and Nevis wins four medals- 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze 

St Kitts and Nevis Team secured four medals, including one gold, two silver and one bronze, in the 50th CARIFTA games taking place in the Bahamas

CARIFTA Games 2023: St Kitts and Nevis wins four medals- 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze 
CARIFTA Games 2023: St Kitts and Nevis wins four medals- 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze 

St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis Team secured four medals, including one gold, two silver and one bronze, in the 50th CARIFTA games taking place in the Bahamas. Akanye Samuel Francis won gold, Jaylen Bennett and Jahzara Claxton won Silver and De’Cheynelle Thomas won the bronze medal. 

GOLD for St Kitts Nevis in the 400M U-17 Boys Hurdles Finals, Akanye Samuel Francis, won the first gold medal for St Kitts Nevis in the 50th CARIFTA Games 2023. 

 Akanye Samuel Francis is a decorated athlete who was determined to cop a gold medal at this year’s games after placing 5th at last year’s games. The footballer and track star is a student at the Basseterre High School home of The BHS Daily Storm. At the recently concluded TDC Interschool Championships, Samuel Francis set a new record in the 300mh and 80mh.

Akanye Samuel-Francis continued his impressive athleticism this weekend at the 50th CARIFTA Games currently being held in the Bahamas when he copped first place with a time of 54.14s in the 400m Hurdles. 

Jahzara Claxton will continue to be a household name in Sports in St Kitts and Nevis for her indomitable athletic prowess. The 17 year old student of the Charles E Mills Secondary School is an all arounder, being versed in football, cricket and track and field. At the 50th Carifta Games held in the Bahamas this weekend Claxton amassed a total of 4614 pts after competing in 7 events earning a silver medal in the Women’s Heptathlon.

Jaylen Bennett of St Kitts Nevis secured the Silver in the U-17 Boys 400M Finals at CARIFTA Games today. 

De’Cheynelle Thomas won her semifinal 400 meters with 55.72 seconds. 13 year old De’Cheynelle Thomas of the Saddlers Secondary School will compete in the finals at 5:55 pm. Denzil Douglas- Minister of Foreign Affairs, extended greetings to athletes who secured victories. Firstly, he said, “Another medal in the bag. CONGRATULATIONS to De’Cheynelle Thomas on her Bronze medal in the U17 400m with a time of 55.46s.”

On Day 2 of the 50th Carifta Games is here, St Kitts and Nevis copped one silver medal and one bronze medal and several impressive performances from our team. They congratulated the entire team for their achievements so far.

SKN ATHLETICS takes this opportunity to congratulate the two athletes, Jermahd Huggins and Jahzara Claxton of the Charles E Mills Secondary School, who participated in multi events at the 50th Carifta Games this weekend.