T&T relay team make history with gold medal win at Carifta Games

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T&T relay team make history with gold medal win at Carifta Games

Team Trinidad and Tobago made history at the 2024 CARIFTA Games in Grenada after they won their first gold medal in the Boys U20 4x100m relay event.

The team of Che Wickham, Mikhail Byer, Hakeem Chinapoo, and Dylan Woodroofe secured the gold with a time of 40.45 seconds, beating out Jamaica and Grenada who finished in second and third place respectively.

Trinidad and Tobago had a successful two-day haul at the championship, with a total of 16 medals including one gold, seven silver, and eight bronze.

On the second day of the competition, Trinidad and Tobago added to their medal count with athletes like Tyrique Vincent, who won a bronze in the Boys U17 high jump event and Jeremiah Francis who secured a silver in the Boys’ javelin throw open category.

The team continued to excel with athletes like Jenna-Marie Thomas, Dorian Charles, and Isaiah Alder each winning bronze medals in their respective events.

The relay teams also made a strong showing, with the Girls U17 and Boys U17 4x100m relay teams winning bronze and silver medals respectively.

The 2024 CARIFTA Games were held at the Kirani James Stadium in Grenada, where Trinidad and Tobago continued its success from the previous year. In the 2023 edition of the CARIFTA Games in Nassau, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago won a total of 25 medals including 9 gold, 10 silver, and 12 bronze medals.