Three strike gold

Gold medal winners (from left) Luis Sebastian Weekes, Zabrina Holder and Damon St. Prix
Gold medal winners (from left) Luis Sebastian Weekes, Zabrina Holder and Damon St. Prix

Luis Sebastian Weekes ended the just concluded Central American and Caribbean Amateur Swimming Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica on a high over the weekend.

Weekes emerged as the overall age-group champion among competitors age 11 to 12. Weekes took the gold medal in the 200m individual medley in a time of 2:24.70, to add to his bronze medal in the 50m fly in a time of 29.19. Both these times were new Barbados national records, as well as his earlier 1:15.62 in the 100m breaststroke.

Also striking gold on the fourth day of competition was Zabrina Holder. She got to the top of the podium in the 50m fly in a time of 29.48. The consistent Damon St. Prix also set a new national record when he won the 100m freestyle in a time of 58.08 seconds.

Sariyah Sherry also accredited herself well in the 100m freestyle clocking 1:0.35 to take the silver medal. Barbados finished seventh overall in the tournament.

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