Three medals for Grenada

Team Grenada has secured three medals at the 2013 Carifta Games, but team Jamaica continues to dominate the regional games aFthat took place over the easter weekend in The Bahamas.

Secondary School Student Anderson Peters proved his skillfulness in the javelin throw to secure a Gold Medal in the Javelin Under-17.

Peters threw a distance of 64.01 metres throw which broke the record of 60.50 metres that he set in 2012.

Peters who is a student of the St. David’s Catholic Secondary School also won a Bronze Medal in the discus throw.

Peters was recognized as being the most outstanding male athlete at this year’s Intercol Games.

He secured 28 points.

The other medal was obtained by Mikail Joseph who won Bronze in the javelin throw.

The powerhouse Jamaica team went away with 69 medals that included 29 Gold, 25 Silver and 15 Bronze.

In second position was host country, The Bahamas with a total of 31 medals that included eight Gold, ten Silver and 13 Bronze.

Third position was taken by Trinidad and Tobago with 20 medals that included eight Gold, two Silver and ten Bronze.

On the final day of the competition Jamaica registered a protest when they were disqualified on completion of the Under-20 Boys 4X400 metres,

The protest was heard by the International Technical Officer who upheld the protest and awarded the Gold Medal to Jamaica.

A judge reported that when the Jamaican Athlete took the baton in the second leg, it was taken before he wsa in the exchange zone and that one of his feet was on the line.

However, a video of the race was examined by the panel who came to the determination that the Jamaican Athlete was within the zone.

Martinique has been awarded the 2014 Carifta Games.

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