Gold for Bascombe at CARIFTA Games
Trinidad and Tobago's athletes brought glory at the CARIFTA Games, continuing with Shaniqua Bascombe's gold in the Women’s U-17 200m.
The 16-year-old followed up her silver medal in the U-17 100m on Saturday with a blistering run of 23.36s to take gold ahead of Brianna Lyston of Jamaica (23.53) and Ulanda Lewis of St Vincent and the Grenadines (24.09).
Trinidad and Tobago’s team picked up 11 medals (2G 3S 6B), with six medals coming from track events, and five from field events.
Bascombe’s time was a personal best and underlines her status as one of the outstanding talents in Trinidad and Tobago sprinting.
In 2018, Bascombe was the NAAA TT’s youth female athlete of the year and the TTOC Junior Sportswomen of the Year.
Her medal was one of four won by Trinidad and Tobago on Day 2 of the CARIFTA Games.
Tamia Badal won bronze in the Women’s U-20 400m hurdles in a time of 1:01.34s, behind the Jamaican pair of Shaquena Foote (58.05) and Johnelle Thomas (58.77).
Also, on the podium on Sunday was Kelsey Daniel, who won bronze in the Men’s U-20 long jump.
His leap of 7.32 meters put him behind the Jamaican pairing of Wayne Pinnock (7.84m) and Jordan Turner (7.33).
2018 Boy’s U-17 javelin gold medallist Veayon Joseph had to settle for bronze on Sunday, as his 55.77-meter throw was well behind that of Bahamas’ Keyshawn Strachan (64.31m) and Grenada’s Cameron Thomas (57.44m).
The 2019 CARIFTA Games come to a close on Monday, with 24 finals to be contested.
The morning session includes: the men’s open pole vault, and the Triple Jump and Javelin throw for Under-20 Boys.
The afternoon session commences at 4pm and includes the 4x100m and 4x400m relays in both age groups.
T&T’s medallists on Day 2
Shaniqua Bascombe (Gold) Women’s U-17 200m
Tamia Badal (Bronze) Women’s U-20 400m Hurdles
Kelsey Daniel (Bronze) Men’s U-20 Long Jump
Veayon Joseph (Bronze) Men’s U-17 Javelin