Elinah Phillip shows off one of three silver medals she won in Jamaica during the CARIFTA Games Swimming Championships. Photo: Provided

Over the weekend, Elinah Phillip won three silver medals at the CARIFTA Games Swimming Championships hosted by Jamaica.

Her first medal was in the 15-17 girls 50-metre butterfly in 28.29 seconds. Her second medal came in the 100-metre freestyle with a time of 58.98 seconds, just shy of her 59.83” personal best. She advanced to the finals with a time of 59.11 seconds.

Ms. Phillip celebrated her 18th birthday by winning her third Carifta silver medal, bringing her overall total to 10 — the most medals in track and field or swimming. Her third silver was in the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 26.29 seconds.

Rikkoi Brathwaite, of the Virgin Islands, won bronze in the under-20 boys 100-metre dash. Photo: CLEAVE FARRINGTON

Rikkoi Brathwaite, of the Virgin Islands, won bronze in the under-20 boys 100-metre dash with a time of 10.46 seconds at the Carifta Games hosted by the Bahamas.

Mr. Brathwaite became the first medalist in the territory’s history of the event dating back to 1976.

The following athletes were selected based on their performance for the games:

Track and Field athletes included under-17 female: Xiomara Malone (100 metre hurdles, high jump and long jump), Zara Brown (100 and 200 metres) and Akrisa Eristee (200 and 400 metres). Under-17 Male: Malik John (200 and 400 metres) and Jaleel Croal (100 and 200 metres). Under-20 female: Beyonce Defreitas (100 and 200 metres), Arianna Hayne (long jump) and Akira Phillip (javelin). Under-20 male: Rikkoi Brathwaite (100 and 200 metres), Joshua Hill (200 and 400 metres), Djimon Gumbs (shot put and discus) and Diamante Gumbs (shot put and discus).

The official opening ceremony of the Flow Carifta Games was Friday at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. Competition started Saturday and wrapped up on Monday.


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