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Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite cops 100m bronze @ Carifta Games 2018

- 50th medal for the VI since Dean H. Greenaway won 400m silver in 1978 in Nassau, The Bahamas
Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite clocked 10.46 seconds for the bronze medal on the opening day of competition at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Photo: Cleave. M. Farrington/BVIAA
The Virgin Islands, thanks to sprinter Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite, picked up a bronze medal on the opening day of competition at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Photo: cariftabahamas2018.com
The Virgin Islands, thanks to sprinter Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite, picked up a bronze medal on the opening day of competition at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Photo: cariftabahamas2018.com
Team Virgin Islands at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas. Photo: Cleave. M. Farrington/BVIAA
Team Virgin Islands at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas. Photo: Cleave. M. Farrington/BVIAA
NASSAU, The Bahamas- The Virgin Islands picked up a bronze medal on the opening day of competition at the 2018 Flow Carifta Games in Nassau, The Bahamas on Saturday, March 31, 2018.

It came in the 100m Boys Under 20 Final when Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite clocked 10.46 seconds for third place.

The race was won by Joel Johnson of The Bahamas in 10.31 seconds while the silver medal went to Adrian Curry also of The Bahamas, who ran 10.43.

There was a little disappointment for the Virgin Islands; however, when medal hopeful Djimon L. Gumbs missed out on a podium finish in the Boys Under 20 Discus Throw (1.75K), finishing fourth with a best throw of 53.24 metres.

History created

According to the BVI Athletics Association, Brathwaite became the first medalist in the territory's history of the Boys 100m Under 20 Carifta Games event, dating back to 1976.

Brathwaite also had the distinction of becoming the first 100m finalist at the Carifta Games last year.

Interestingly, it was in The Bahamas in 1978 that Dean H. Greenaway aka ‘The Sportsman’ became the first ever VI athlete to medal at the Carifta Games. He took silver in the 400M and later was one of the first group of athletes from the Virgin Islands to represent the Territory in the Olympic Games (Atlanta 1984).

Meanwhile, Brathwaite’s medal is the 50th won by the Virgin Islands since Greenaway won the first in 1978. Twelve (12) of those medals have been won in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The Virgin Islands has been represented at Carifta Games since 1976.

1500m silver for USVI

There was also a silver medal for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) when Evan Jones placed second in a tight finish in the Boys Under 20 1500m Final on March 31, 2018. Jones was timed in 4:02.93.

Javon-Taye Williams of Jamaica won with a time of 4:02.02 while Alexandre Gauthierot of Guadeloupe was third in 4:03.26.

Competition continues today, April 1, 2018 with Beyonce A. DeFreitas and Joshua Hill among the Virgin Islands' athletes to feature.

See link to YouTube video of 100m U20 Boys Final at Carifta Games 2018:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCHD9wK_y8Q

16 Responses to “Rikkoi A.R. Brathwaite cops 100m bronze @ Carifta Games 2018”

  • Yes sirrrr (01/04/2018, 10:18) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job young man, continue working hard and that hard work will pay off.
  • Nice! (01/04/2018, 10:21) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Keep striving from good to great. Congrats VI Youngs’ strong.
  • ausar (01/04/2018, 10:25) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats, Rikkoi!!!

    Indeed, you look like your mom!

    Handsome young man!
  • Luvz (01/04/2018, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome! Congratulations Rikkoi! God bless you young man.
  • Proud BVIslander (01/04/2018, 10:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You make us all so proud...Job really well done..yipeeee and hooray for the whole team...training and working so hard for this and other events...you make us all so proud...
  • Bvi weak (01/04/2018, 11:30) Like (0) Dislike (32) Reply
    Ayo jumping up for third place? Next time we want the goal
    • @BVI WEAK (01/04/2018, 12:23) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
      You must not know how hard this competition is. Top guys in the entire Caribbean. To be in the top three is a great move forward for the BVI. He beat 24 other boys who qualified to be at the Games just to compete at the finals. We are opening doors, one athlete at a time. and one step at a time. Congrats Rikkoi and TEAM BVI!!!
    • Wellsah (03/04/2018, 09:31) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I thought it was gold not goal. hmmmm
    • Usviq (05/04/2018, 07:01) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      VI Proud wheter 1st, 2nd, 3rd! The proper word is "Gold".
  • ... (01/04/2018, 11:43) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations make the bvi proud
  • Proud of You (01/04/2018, 11:46) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations to you Rikkoi. You have made us all proud.
  • cay (01/04/2018, 12:18) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am sure your mom and dad are also proud
  • qc (01/04/2018, 14:40) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bravo and brava! Rikkoi
  • bvi (01/04/2018, 16:04) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    despite the mix up you made us proud young man
  • Trump (01/04/2018, 17:57) Like (0) Dislike (13) Reply
    We want first place


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