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Treasure wins first Caribbean Games medal for Barbados

Treasure wins first Caribbean Games medal for Barbados
Barbadian swimmer Danielle Treasure with her silver medal from the Caribbean Games. (GP)

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Danielle Treasure created local sporting history on Thursday night by capturing Barbados’ first medal at the inaugural 2022 Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe.

Treasure, a multiple CARIFTA aquatics medallist, won silver in the women’s 200 metre backstroke event in 2 minutes 22.63 seconds.

Cuba’s Andrea Becali captured the gold in 2:20.95 minutes,while Curacao’s Samantha Van Vuure (2:28.51) took the bronze.

Meantime, Nkosi Dunwoody finished fourth in his heat of the men’s 200 metre medley in 2:18.55 minutes.

On the track, both Kyle Gale and Miguel Nicholas advanced to the men’s 400 metres finals while Barbados’ netball team defeated St Lucia 44-36 to record their third consecutive victory of the tournament.

They lost to Jamaica 64-34 and are in silver medal contention. (AGB)