Bajan medal tally reaches 20 in the pool
BARBADOS PICKED UP eight more medals on Day Two of the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Confederation (CCCAN) Championships tonight at the Aquatic Centre.
The Bajan swimmers bagged four gold, three silver and a bronze medal on what was another successful night of swimming, taking the overall tally to 20 medals (nine gold, five silver, six bronze).
Damon St Prix captured his first medal of the championships when he won the 13-14 boys’ 200 metre freestyle in 1 minute 58.73 seconds. He told NATION Online while it was not a personal best time, he was happy to say he tried his hardest to win a medal for Barbados.
Meanwhile, Nkosi Dunwoody picked up two more gold medals earlier tonight. He first won the 11-12 boys’ 400 metre freestyle in 4:35.03 and then followed up with another gold medal in the 100 metre breaststroke (1:13.88).
The fourth gold medal came from Lani Cabrera who won the 18 and over women’s 200 metre freestyle in 2:09.15.
Ashley Weekes picked up her second silver medal of the championships when she finished second in the 11-12 girls’ 100 metre breaststroke (1:21.26). The other two silver medals came in the relays courtesy of the 11-12 girls’ and 13-14 boys’ 400 metre freestyle teams.
The lone bronze medal was captured by Luis-Sebastien Weekes who finished third in the 13-14 boys’ 200 metre breaststroke in 2:32.90.
The CCCAN Swimming Championships will continue tomorrow morning from 9:30 with the preliminaries, while the finals will be held from 5:30 p.m. (PG)