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CAC bronze for Swift

Barbados’ medal tally at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico now stands at four.

Hurdler, Greggmar Swift, picked up this country’s third bronze medal when he finished third in the final of the men’s 110m hurdles earlier today.

His time of 13.59 seconds was just behind that of Cuba’s Jhoanis Portilla, who clocked 13.53 to claim second and Yordan Ofarrill, also of Cuba, who claimed the gold medal in a time of 13.46.

Barbados’ tennis team of Darian King and Haydn Lewis were on the verge of adding to that tally, after they advanced to the semifinals of the team competition by virtue of defeating Cuba 2-1.

Lewis lost his opening game to Omar Hernandez 6-4, 5-7, 5-10, before King leveled the score with a straight sets 6-3, 6-0 win over William Dorantes.

The Davis Cup pair then teamed up to brush aside Hernandez and Dorantes 7-5, 6-2 to advance to tomorrow’s semifinals.

Barbados’ rugby side suffered mixed fortunes after winning two and losing one of their preliminary matches.

They whipped the Cayman Islands 31-7 in their first match, before returning to dismiss Bermuda 45-12.

However, in their last match of the day, they were blanked 24-0 by the unbeaten Colombians.

It was also another tough day for the men’s and women’s squash teams as they both lost their respective matches.

Gavin Cumberbatch, Shawn Simpson and Rhett Cumberbatch failed to even win a set against Mexico, on their way to a 0-3 thrashing.

The women did put up a fight against Guyana, despite going down 2-1.

National champion, Karen Meakins gave the Bajans a 1-0 lead with a come from behind 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 win over Ashley Khalil.

However, Kaitlin Jordan and Nadia McCarthy were defeated by Ashley de Groot and Mary Fung-A-Fat respectively, to give Guyana the victory.

Source: (Randy Bennett)

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