Beautiful Virgin Islands


BVI bags medals at inaugural Caribbean Games

BVI bags medals at inaugural Caribbean Games

At the conclusion of the inaugural Caribbean Games, the Virgin Islands athletic delegation secured a 16th place finish on the medal tables, coming home with a silver and a bronze medal.

The Games held between June 27 and July 3 for under-23 Caribbean athletes was hosted in Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe.

Djimon Gumbs won a silver medal in the men’s shot put with a throw of 17.99m, while the men’s 4x100m team comprising Vadley Sylvester Jr, Mikkel Bassue, Ke’Andre Campbell and Malik John won the bronze with a time of 42.24.

Local bronze medallists in the men’s 4×100 metre event, Vadley Sylvester Jr, Mikkel Bassue, Ke’Andre Campbell and Malik John.


Some 29 countries from the Caribbean participated in the games. The BVI took part in two of the seven sports — 3X3 basketball (women) and track & field.

President of the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) Ephraim Penn congratulated the medalists and all the other athletes and coaches for their efforts and participation at the Caribbean Games.

“We are pleased to have provided the majority of the athletes on the team an opportunity to compete in their first major Games. These Games are the next level up from the CARIFTA and the Youth Games and provide a useful yardstick for the standard of competition the athletes can expect to face as they continue to chart their progression in their chosen sport,” Penn said.

BVI’s female ballers


It was a historic occasion for the Virgin Islands’ women’s basketball team competing for the first time in a 3×3 tournament and also at a major Game. The basketball team played three games against the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe.

The basketball team — made up of Shauliqua Fahie, Jolene Bowens, Keithrece Smith, Kiara Woodley — lost 12-15 to the Dominican Republic, 4-21 to Puerto Rico and 12-16 to Guadeloupe.

“Although the 3×3 team was defeated at the Caribbean Games, they were very competitive and played extremely well considering it was the first such tournament for the women. The exposure was at a very high level which now prepares the team for the Commonwealth Games,” said Ralston Henry, Chef de Mission, Guadeloupe 2022.

Track and field entered athletes in the 100m (male and female), 400m (men), long jump (women), triple jump (women), shot put (men), javelin (women), 110 hurdles (men) and 4x100m (men).

Meanwhile, Diamante Gumbs finished sixth in the men’s shot put, Vadley Sylvester Jr competed in the men’s 400m but failed to finish due to injury while Malik John finished 13th overall. Mikkle Bassue and Ke’Andre Campbell finished 8th and eleventh in the men’s 100m.

Malik Romney finished fourth in the 100m hurdles, Beyonce DeFreitas finished 11th in the women’s 100m while Arianna Hayde finished 6th in the Long Jump. She also competed in the Javelin and triple jump. Xiomara Malone finished fifth in the women’s Long Jump.

Newsletter

Related Articles

Beautiful Virgin Islands
0:00
0:00
Close
Global Headlines: Hajj Heatwave Tragedy, Flynn's Family Enterprise, and Rising Geopolitical Tensions
Political Shifts in France, Legal Battles in the UK, and Public Protests in Israel
UK's Richest Family Convicted for Exploiting Servants
Hollande Declares End to Macron’s Political Ascendancy
Hindujas Appeal Swiss Court's Human Trafficking Verdict
Prince William Celebrates Birthday at Taylor Swift Concert
Singapore to Implement Screen Time Regulations for Children
Hello and welcome back. Here we are with your latest news update from around the world.
Hello and welcome back. Here are today's top stories from around the world, you don't want to miss:
UK PM Sunak and the Election Betting Scandal
Climate Activists Target Taylor Swift's Private Jet in UK
United States Bans Kaspersky Antivirus
US to Supply Taiwan with Suicide Drones Amid Rising Tensions with China
Bodyguard of UK Prime Minister Arrested for Alleged Election Betting
Global Displacement Crisis: Record Numbers in 2023
Muslim Community Leader Criticizes Nigel Farage for Undermining Muslims
Melinda Gates Discusses 'Horrible' Divorce from Bill Gates
Child Obesity Surge in England: A Deep Concern
U.S. Sues Adobe Over Hard-to-Cancel Subscriptions
Deadly Heat Wave Claims Dozens of Lives During Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca
Here are today's top worldwide stories you don’t want to miss:.
World’s Largest Pilot Union Calls to Eliminate Terms Like ‘Cockpit’ and ‘Manpower’ for Equity
Woman Suing UK Intel Services Denies China Spy Allegations
Iran Sentences Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi to 1-Year Prison Term for Propaganda
News roundup
Good day, everyone! We've got some gripping stories for you today, spanning from the Middle East to Europe, and even a touch of Hollywood.
Britain’s Refugee Visa Rules Stranding Children in War Zones
UK Elections Predict ‘Electoral Extinction’ for PM Sunak’s Conservative Party
Italian Activist Ilaria Salis Returns Home After Election to European Parliament
Good morning!
England Faces Serbia in Euro Opener with Defensive Concerns
Dermatologist Warns Against Sunbed Usage
Fake Pro-Reform UK Social Accounts and Their Influence on Elections
UK Man Jailed for Non-Consensual Condom Removal
Reform UK Surpasses Conservatives in Historic Poll
US, Britain, Canada Accuse Russia of Interference in Moldova’s Election
Taylor Swift Fans Create Seismic Activity in Edinburgh
Sunak Aide Under Investigation for Election Bet
Labour Leader Starmer Focuses on Wealth Creation for Upcoming UK Elections
G7 to Use Frozen Russian Assets for $50 Billion Ukraine Aid
Anti-Israel Irish MEP Clare Daly LOST her seat in the EU Election
Johnson & Johnson Settles Talc Safety Claims for $700 Million
EU Urged to Welcome Skilled Russians to Weaken Putin
EU Elections Overview: Far-Right Gains and Major Political Shifts
Israel Rescues Four Hostages from Gaza
Emmanuel Macron Calls for Snap Election
Jordan Bardella: Young Far-Right Leader Poised for Future Political Influence in France
World's Oldest Privately Owned Book Auctioned for $3.8 Million
Animal Rights Activists Deface King Charles' Portrait in Protest
Dutch Military Intel Uncovers Extensive Chinese Cyber Espionage
×