Jamaica Ends CAC Games on a High


Jamaica’s athletes continued their unpredictable medal performance at the Central American Games, in Colombia.

The Jamaicans ended the games 8th on the medals table after picking up medals in non-traditional sports like Badminton and Rugby on the penultimate day.

The pair of Gareth Henry and Samuel Ricketts beat Cuba 2-1 in the badminton men’s doubles final.

Henry says the Gold is a culmination of a two-month plan.

[audio_mp3 url=”http://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/culmination-of-a-two-month-plan.mp3″]

Meanwhile, Jamaica’s Rugby team beat Trinidad and Tobago 26-5 for the bronze.

Coach of the team, Bruce Martin believes they fell short of their true potential.

[audio_mp3 url=”http://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/didnt-meet-true-goal.mp3″]

And the quartet of Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson and Jonielle Smith won the women’s 100-metres final in 43.41-seconds.

Simpson says Jamaica’s dominance in female sprinting was on display.

[audio_mp3 url=”http://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/jamaicas-dominance-on-display.mp3″]

Jamaica got the bronze in the men’s final with a time of 38.79-seconds.

The race was won by Barbados in 38.41-seconds.

Nesta Carter says they failed in their bid to maintain Jamaica’s dominance of the men’s sprint relay at the Games.

[audio_mp3 url=”http://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/wrong-medal.mp3″]

The women’s mile relay team finished second in 3:30:67.

Tiffany James says while they are satisfied with the silver their aim was the gold.

[audio_mp3 url=”http://nationwideradiojm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/james-habby-with-silver.mp3″]

Jamaica’s Jordan Scott finished 4th while teammate Odane Lewis finished 11th in the men’s triple jump final. Saniel Atkinson-Grier finished 5th in the women’s high jump.

Jamaica ended with 12-gold, 4-silver and 11-bronze.