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Swift bags CAC bronze


Swift bags CAC bronze

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Make it two for two in the hurdles.

And four medals overall.

Barbados have struck it rich in yet another hurdles event, with Greggmar Swift securing the country’s latest bronze medal after placing third in the men’s 110 metres hurdles at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Veracruz, Mexico, yesterday.

Competing at the Heriberto Jara Athletic Stadium, Swift clocked 13.59 seconds to finish behind the Cuban duo of Yordan Ofarrill and Jhoanis Portilla, who ran 13.46 and 13.53 seconds, respectively.

It was Barbados’ fourth medal at the Games thus far and the second bronze in a hurdles event at these championships following Kierre Beckles’ third-place effort in the women’s 100-metres hurdles.

The ultramarine and gold may have considered themselves unlucky not to have picked up another, as the sailing team of Robert Povey, Pedro Hinds, Edward Cheeseman and Jaime Ward were forced to settle for fourth in the J-24 Open. (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.