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UPDATE: Injured Adaejah T. Hodge pulls out of 2023 Carifta Games

Adaejah T. Hodge has pulled out of the 2023 Carifta Games in The Bahamas due to an ankle injury. Photo: BVIAA/ Facebook
Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Virgin Islands (VI) sprinter, Adaejah T. Hodge will no longer compete in the U20 100m race at the 2023 Carifta Games being held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau Bahamas. Photo: Internet Source
Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Virgin Islands (VI) sprinter, Adaejah T. Hodge will no longer compete in the U20 100m race at the 2023 Carifta Games being held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau Bahamas. Photo: Internet Source
NASSAU, Bahamas- The world was looking on to see the teenage sprint phenom Adaejah T. Hodge at the 2023 Carifta Games in The Bahamas; however, it will have to wait until next year perhaps, as the Virgin Islander has pulled out of the games due to an ankle injury.

This is according to the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA).

"While preparing for competition, Hodge experienced a slight ankle roll, which caused some discomfort. Withdrawal from the events was done as a precaution from risking further injury," the BVIAA stated today, April 9, 2023.

Hodge won the gold medal in the 100m, 200m and Long Jump events at the 2022 Carifta Games in Jamaica.

See previous article published April 8, 2023

VI's Adaejah T. Hodge pulls out of Girls U20 100m @ 2023 CARIFTA Games

Word reaching Virgin Islands News Online is that Virgin Islands (VI) sprinter, Adaejah T. Hodge will no longer compete in the U20 100m race on Day 1 of the 2023 CARIFTA Games being held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas. 

A release from the BVI Atletics Association today, April 8, 2023, detailed that, "Due to some discomfort felt while at the warm-up field and as a measure of precaution, BVIs Adaejah Hodge will not contest U20 100m today."

While the association promised more details to come, Ms Hodge, the Austin Sealy Award winner from last year’s CARIFTA Games was scheduled to go in the first heat of the Under-20 Girls sprint. 

Hodge in 2021, established a National record in the U17 Girls 200m, in placing first in 23.64 at the Georgia Class 6A Championships and was also the National Record holder in the 100m with her best time of 11.70 in April 2021.

On the Internation stage, she was ranked World #1 U16 female athlete in the 100m and 200m that year.

Then at the 2022 Jamaican CARIFTA games, Hodge received the title of the most outstanding athlete across the 100 & 200M races as well as long jump.

She finished the 100m in 11.29, 200m in 23.42, and scored gold in the long jump with a distance of 6.20 metres. 

The 100m semi-finals and finals are scheduled for later today, Saturday.  Our news center will bring more information as it becomes available. 


26 Responses to “UPDATE: Injured Adaejah T. Hodge pulls out of 2023 Carifta Games”

  • cgb (08/04/2023, 12:34) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ooh no, this is sad sad news
  • guy hill (08/04/2023, 12:49) Like (35) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good call. Self preservation comes first cuz family.
  • resident (08/04/2023, 13:08) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    According to a post I saw she seems to be out of the entire competition!
    • the rock (09/04/2023, 09:27) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      I hope so cause you cant pass up the 100m for the 200m if you got a bad ankle!
  • WOW (08/04/2023, 13:16) Like (3) Dislike (14) Reply
    actspectations has broken down
  • dr (08/04/2023, 13:42) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your health come first
  • Be Humble (08/04/2023, 13:49) Like (4) Dislike (5) Reply
    To those of you who were talking trash about the other athletes LOL
    • humble (09/04/2023, 12:34) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
      Adejah is a humble young lady but confident and as Virgin Islanders we are proud of her.It was a great call to pull her out of CARIFTA.She will be back with God’s help.Future is bright
  • goat mouth (08/04/2023, 14:06) Like (15) Dislike (25) Reply
    Them send a real horse outta jamaica to war wid her this time dont think even if she was “healthy” it woulda been no walk in the park
    • Norris Turnbull (08/04/2023, 15:36) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
      @goat month... you need to shut your dam month.
    • the rock (09/04/2023, 09:30) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
      In the last meet they had to real horse and they got they A$$ kick, but i would agree this year jamaican is a beast too, it would of been really interesting+
    • the rock (09/04/2023, 19:50) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Goat mouth talking facts, Alana aint no joke, her times arw better than hodge, but that dont mean Hodge could not beat her, the jamacans came specifely for Hodge, which is ton of respect for Hodge, it would of been nice to see them though, next year is not to far away!
  • So sad (08/04/2023, 15:37) Like (43) Dislike (5) Reply
    The whole world was waiting and got disappointed when her lane was empty...I too was very much disappointed, she is the reason why I watch...Hope she get well for the 200. Then again why did they gave money hodge the big draw lane 8..disrespectful. .Though I was disappointed I was still glad she didn't fun in no damn lane 8..She is the Champ and should be given the opportunity to select a lane. Them too wicked and spiteful. . Nice protest.
  • home (08/04/2023, 17:12) Like (7) Dislike (47) Reply
    She get scared. The Jamaican would of beaten her
  • Zone 6 (08/04/2023, 17:27) Like (18) Dislike (0) Reply
    Will be back brand new.
  • @hmm (09/04/2023, 10:25) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    What do you take the Jamaicans for? They are human beings and I’m sure they didn’t come out telling anyone they are going to win all the races. People just like to chat
  • resident (09/04/2023, 11:53) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think we can support the youngsters without being negative. I admire Adaeja and am very disappointed that we won't see her run thus year but she is only 17 and still has 2 more years in Carifta. I also admire the Jamaicsn Alana. I feel she would have had the edge on Adaeja seeing that she ran sub 11 but on the track it's touch and go. Sometimes your body just doesn't respond the same. But good luck to both athletes. Looking forward to great things from them.
  • I support that.. (09/04/2023, 12:53) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    Whatever the reasons are. I found them people in Bahamas responsible for the Games are very corrupt, bias and disrespectful. How can the give the Champ lane 8.. I've being watching closely only St kitts , USVI, BVI, Turks, etc getting lane 8, No Jamaican ever get lane 8 at the games. Lane 8 is the worst lane in Track and field...Sick or not she did the right thing..She deserves better, she is the champ, the big draw, she should be given her choice of lane...Them wicked and spiteful no wonder its a flap this year...
    • guy hill LA'84 (09/04/2023, 16:31) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      @I support that. I sat a 200m record in high school that lasted for 34 years. I ran from lane 8 on a grass 300m track. I won many 200m races running from lane 8. Wade Van Niekerk sat the current world record in the 400m running from lane 8. I watched Carl lewis won the LA Olympics 200m final running from lane 7. The fear of lane 8 is all in the mind.
  • Set it up (09/04/2023, 13:51) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Set up a race here with Adaejah and Alana lets see who is the real goat for this year.
  • Flash (09/04/2023, 15:15) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
    Jamaica is on top the globe with sprinting. 9.58. lol I can't wait to see the 4 X 100 reallys
  • she coulda well run (09/04/2023, 15:26) Like (1) Dislike (6) Reply
    Ayo bringing up the gyal too soft
  • WELL FINALLY (09/04/2023, 20:42) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply

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