Jamaicans win three more gold in Florida


July 01, 2017
From left Duncan Smith, Ryan Robinson, Justin Brown, Lammari Johnson, Gabe Riley, Ackeem Gordon, Brandon Scott and Chrisanthony Daley. Contributed

JAMAICA's high schoolers and junior members of the combined martial arts team yesterday won three gold medals on day two of competition at the International Sports Karate Association United States Open.

Open at the Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tahj Hewitt beat fellow junior combined team member Damany Gayle to win gold in the 18 and over, advance, continuous sparring final for a Jamaican exacta.

The high school boys struck gold in the 14-15 intermediate and beginners division, with St George's College's Ryan Johnson and Jamaica College's Justin Brown, emerging winners, respectively.

Silver medals were won by Calabar's Lammani Johnson (14-15 beginners), Kingston College's Chrisanthony Daley (16-17 intermediate), and St George's College's Duncan Smith (16-17 black belt).

The high schoolers also picked up four bronze medals.

The Wolmer's Boys' pair of Andre McGlashan (170 and above) and Ackeem Gordon (169 and below) both won bronze in 18 and over advance.

Calabar's Gabe Riley, 14-15 beginners, and Kingston College's Brandon Scott, 16-17, intermediate, closed out the high schoolers continuous sparring medal tally with bronze medals as well.

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