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12 CCCAN medals for Barbados on Day 1


PETRA GOODING

12 CCCAN medals for Barbados on Day 1

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HOSTS BARBADOS won medals in 12 of the 15 events they contested on the opening night of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championships on Tuesday at the Aquatic Centre.

Barbados ended with 12 medals (five gold, two silver and five bronze) while three new National Age Group records were set.

Danielle Titus delivered one of those record breaking performances when she won the 11-12 Girls’ 100 metre freestyle in 1 minute 07.14 seconds. It was not only a new National Age Group Record, but a new CCCAN record as well. 

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Titus went on to earn her second gold in the 50m freestyle when she stopped the clock at 28:39 seconds. Katie Kyle of St. Lucia (28.66) was second and Natasha Solano of Costa Rica (29.37) third. 

Hannah Gill also set a new National Age Group Record when she won the 15-17 Girls’ 800 metre freestyle in 9:12.68. Also swimming in that event was Alexis Clarke who was third in 9:21.63.

The third National Age Group record came compliments Ashley Weekes who won a silver medal in the 11-12 Girls’ 200 metre breaststroke in 2:53.78. She smashed the previous record of 2:56.10 that she set earlier this year. Trinidad and Tobago’s Gabriela Donahue won in 2:48.76.

Day two finals will be contested this evening from 5:30 at the Aquatic Centre. (PG)

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