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Medals for Penn & Gumbs @ Carifta 2017

2017 Carifta Games Triple Jump Bronze Medallist Kala Penn is flanked by Stephanie Russ-Penn and coach Ralston Henry. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka The Sportsman
D’Jimon Gumbs has grabbed Silver in the Shot Put at the 2017 Carifta Games in Curacao. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka The Sportsman
D’Jimon Gumbs has grabbed Silver in the Shot Put at the 2017 Carifta Games in Curacao. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka The Sportsman
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Entering into the last day of competition, today Monday April 17, 2017, the Virgin Islands (UK) garnered two medals, with Kala Penn securing Bronze in the Triple Jump and D’Jimon Gumbs Silver in the Shot Put at the Carifta Games in Curacao.

Penn leapt a 12.73 effort to win the first medal for the VI at this year’s Games and then Gumbs had a final throw of 17.83m to secure a Silver place finish in the Shot Put.

Meanwhile, Shaniyah Caul qualified for the finals of the 400m with a preliminary time of 56.92, but ended up outside the medals with a time of 56.51 to place 6th and L’T’Sha Fahie also reached the 100m final with a qualifying time of 11.98s and then ran 12.01 to finish in 8th place.

Rikkoi Brathwaite’s run in the U20 Boys 100m preliminary of 10.76s saw him progress to the final where he ended up 5th with a run of 10.72.

Beyonce Defreitas was the 4th fastest qualifier in the 200m with a time of 24.36s.

The 4 x 100m team of Zara Brown, Defreitas, Xiamora Malone and Akrisa Eristee finished 5th with a time of 47.16, in a race won by the Bahamas in 45.05.

10 Responses to “Medals for Penn & Gumbs @ Carifta 2017”

  • Nice (17/04/2017, 10:31) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to you both for obtaining the silver and bronze medals.
  • VIAA Pres (17/04/2017, 10:39) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome job vi squad.
    • the rock (18/04/2017, 02:03) Like (6) Dislike (28) Reply
      Not so fast VIAA Pres., congrats to Ms. Penn and Mr. Gumbs, Mr. Gumbs achievements was no surprise as he was setting the pace from his last 2 or 3 competitions here at home, but we need to get more serious here with track and field cause for what I am seeing, the BVI is far behind when it comes to matching up with the level of personal physical structure of the other athletes of the Caribbean and we need more male competitors, right now we are so far behind. The USVI is inn the same boat too, the proof is inn the pudding year after year guys, track and field here seems to only attract the females, you guys needs to hook up with the other sports where u can see the male talents and get them on board with your sport!
  • cay (17/04/2017, 10:57) Like (8) Dislike (18) Reply
    This is good news but i want gold medals next time
    • @ cay (17/04/2017, 21:56) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      why you don't go get us gold?
    • solitarius lupus (17/04/2017, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      maybe from time to time itll do you some good popping your head out and stop being so self absorbed.
    • solitarius lupus (17/04/2017, 22:05) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      maybe from time to time itll do you some good popping your head out and stop being so self absorbed.
  • bvi (17/04/2017, 14:31) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to Team BVI
  • math view (17/04/2017, 18:27) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Lets see who is the winner here:

    BVI Airways 90 x $800 = $72,000
    BVI people 1 silver, 1 bronze
    Winner = BVI Airways


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