Carifta Games: Bermuda to send 14 athletes

March 15, 2018

 

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC):

Bermuda will send a team of 14 athletes to this year's Carifta Games in Nassau, Bermuda National Athletics Association president Donna Raynor has announced.

High jumpers Sakari Famous and Elisha Darrell have been appointed as the respective girls' and boys' captains of the Bermuda team for the region's junior athletics showpiece to be held over the Easter holiday weekend.

"We are very pleased with the team that has been selected and have no doubt they will represent us very well," Raynor told a news conference.

"We have a quality team with athletes who have committed themselves to this sport and have given their best to gain a place on the team."

 

QUALIFYING STANDARDS

 

Multiple Carifta medal-winner Famous and Darrell were among the first to reach the qualifying standards back in January.

The Bahamas are hosting the Games, which will bring together about 500 athletes and 150 team officials from 26 countries, for the eighth time. The Games were first held in 1972.

Bermuda won two medals at last year's Games in Curacao, with Famous claiming bronze in the under-18 girls' high jump and Tiara DeRosa in the under-20 girls' discus.

Meanwhile, Raynor also revealed that Bermuda will be submitting a bid to host the 2020 Games, with the support of government.

"I feel confident that in 2020 we will have Bermuda bubbling with excitement as we did with CARIFTA 2012 if we are awarded the Games," Raynor said.

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