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Bajans cop 38 medals

Barbados amassed 38 medals at the 2014 Caribbean Union Of Teachers Games held over the weekend at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago at the 15th Biennial Athletics Championships. Barbados, the champions from 2012, won eight gold medals, 17 silvers and 13 bronzes. Representing Barbados in the Under-9 division was Shelanie Augustin who […]

Golden girl

Nineteen-year-old Akela Jones covered herself in glory last night at the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Jones made history by becoming the first athlete from Barbados to win a medal at the IAAF Junior Championships when she won the long jump final with a leap of 6.34 metres. The […]

Off to Glasgow

Off to Glasgow

A party of 64 athletes and officials flew out of Barbados this evening for Glasgow, Scotland, to take part in the 20th Commonwealth Games which run from July 23 to August 3. Those leaving the island included participants in athletics, badminton, cycling, judo, boxing, netball, swimming, shooting, triathlon, table tennis and weightlifting. The rugby team […]

Record breakers

Record breakers

Long jumper Sharmar Rock was among the athletes who broke a national record when the Track And Field National Championships were held at the National Stadium over the weekend.    The 19-year-old CARIFTA champion set a new national record in the men’s long jump with a leap of 7.84 metres which broke David Caddle’s 26-year-old record of 7.77 metres. […]