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The last of the Cayman Islands CARIFTA swim team arrived home Thursday, clattering as they walked from all the medals around their necks.
The Cayman Islands may not have picked up many medals but the territory won plaudits and gained an economic boost from hosting the CARIFTA Games over the Easter weekend.
Draped in the Caymanian flag, with a bronze medal hanging around her neck, Rachell Pascal reflected on a proud moment in her burgeoning athletic career.
The Caribbean’s best young athletes brought their ‘A’ games this past weekend, showcasing their skills and bringing their competitive spirits to the delight of thousands of fans.
The Cayman Islands has won the award three times: in 1989 and 1990 by Kareem Streete-Thompson and in 1996 by Cydonie Mothersill.
Drivers looking to attend the CARIFTA Games this weekend will have another option for getting to the event after the National Roads Authority temporarily opened a quarter-mile-long dirt road for motorists to use.
In the quiet of a half-empty Truman Bodden Sports Complex Tuesday afternoon, 13-year-old Stephen Watson went through a handful of practice high jumps, effortlessly flopping over the bar in a light training session.
More than 500 athletes and a further 100 officials will descend on Cayman from all corners of the Caribbean as the island gets ready to host CARIFTA 2019.
CARIFTA’s track and field competition may not get under way until Saturday, but Cayman’s swim team already has its first medals in the bag.
While all eyes may be on the CARIFTA Games in Grand Cayman this weekend, the Pan American Games are on the horizon.
The twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago is very optimistic about their chances at this year’s CARIFTA Games which take place this Easter weekend, April 20-22, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.
Hosting CARIFTA is no small task for our little islands, but it is well worth the effort.
Although they are bringing a team of 50 to the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, the Bahamians are focussing on quality, not quantity, and are confident they will be a force to reckon with on the track and field at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex this Easter weekend, April 20-22.
Several of Jamaica’s top athletes will miss the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, but the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association is confident the team will once again top the medal standing when the meet takes place this Easter weekend, April 20 to 22, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Grand Cayman.
Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands are expressing cautious optimism going into the 48th CARIFTA Games, which take place over the Easter weekend at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex.