Three Bajans reach finals
Barbados’ medal chances may be looking up now.
At least three Bajan athletes, including the dynamic swimming duo of Christian Selby and Lani Cabrera, qualified for finals slated to be contested last night in Veracruz, Mexico, at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games.
Selby was slated to contest the final of the men’s 200-metre freestyle, while Cabrera advanced to the last eight of the women’s 800-metre freestyle with the fifth-fastest time in the field.
Teenage cyclist Edwin Sutherland was also scheduled to do battle in a 19-man points race field at the Xalapa Velodrome.
The news was just as encouraging in archery for the recurve mixed team, who beat Costa Rica 5-1 before losing 6-0 to Colombia.
Unfortunately, Louis Estwick finished down the field in the men’s 50-metre rifle prone, placing 25th out of 26 competitors in the qualifying rounds.
Barbados’ women’s hockey side lost 3-1 to Cuba despite getting on the board first via Joanna Davis’ fifth-minute strike. Yaniuska Paso equalised in the 34th before a brace by Marisbel Sierra put an end to Barbados’ upset bid.
Selby is slated to swim in heat one of the men’s 50-metre freestyle before the men’s hockey side take the field to play Jamaica in a preliminary pool match. (JM)