Jamaica has dominated the medal chart for the 33rd consecutive year after winning the CARIFTA Athletics Championships that was recently held in Curacao.
Monday, April 17, 2017, Jamaica took another strike at history after topping the medal chart at the CARIFTA Athletics Championships in Curacao.
Founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA), the CARIFTA games is an annual athletics competition, which more than 600 athletes from more than 26 countries competed.
This year was the 46th Flow CARIFTA games. It is an athletics competition for under 18 and under 20 athletes. The CARIFTA games were held at the Ergilio Hato Stadium. Jamaica entered the games with some 82 athletes.
Team Jamaica won a total of 86 medals at the 2017 CARIFTA games that were held from April 15-17. The Jamaican junior athletics team secured the championship title for the 33rd consecutive year and 41 times in the games’ 46-year history.
The Jamaican team ended the 3-day championships with 86-medals, which is inclusive of 39-gold, 28-silver and 19-bronze. On the medal chart, Team Jamaica is 64 medals clear of nearest rival Trinidad and Tobago.
Trinidad and Tobago took second place with 7-gold, 5-silver, and 10-bronze. Then, Bahamas followed with 32 medals which included 6 gold, 15 silver, and 10 bronze medals.
In 2016, Jamaica won a record 86 medals comprising 43 gold, 28 silver, and 15 bronze.
This year Jamaican boys’ won 40 medals which include 18 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze. The girl secured 46 which comprised 21 gold, 17 silver, and 8 bronze.
Jamaica’s team has won the CARIFTA games since 1990 with a total of 1,731 medals, which includes 807 gold, 562 silver, and 362 bronze.
Below is the final medal tally from the recently held CARIFTA games in Curacao National Stadium:
Our athletes are expecting to repeat this sweep of medals next year at the CARIFTA games, but until then, our athletes will be concentrating on the upcoming Penn Relays which will be held in Philadelphia
Team Jamaica we are proud of you!