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April 12, 2023

They are back!

The Barbados CARIFTA Games track and field team returned Tuesday morning from the 50th CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas.

Athletes returned to thunderous applause and cheers from family, friends, school and club mates and well-wishers at the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Barbados ended the games with 11 medals – 2-Gold, 6-silver and 3-bronze.

Head coach Ramon Armstrong could not be happier for the haul or with the performances.

The team initially thought they had only won 10 medals, but Nicholai Kennedy was upgraded to a bronze in the Boy’s Under-20 110 Metre Hurdles, after the Jamaican athlete Shaquane Gordon was disqualified for a false start.

Some of the other medallists who were on the flight, included Ashlyn Simmons who won gold in the Under 17 Girls 15-hundred Metres and silver in the 800 Metres.

Getting the bronze in that same 800 Metres was Chanecia Bryan.

Nya Browne won bronze in the Under 20 Girls 100 Hurdles.

And there was also Favion Gollop, who placed second in the Under 20 Boys 800 Metres.

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