Team TCI Finishes Strong At The 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games
Returning home with Gold, Silver & Bronze
This past Easter weekend, March 31st – April 2nd, the team of thirty one (31) strong athletes from the Turks and Caicos Islands left their mark at 2018 Flow CARFITA Games hosted at the Thomas A Robinson (TAR) National Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas (named after the Olympic sprinter from The Bahamas whose first medal was in 1956).
In the overall medal standing after three (3) days of events, Team Turks and Caicos returns home today with a total of four (4) medals, putting them in ninth place out of a total of twenty eight (28) participating Caribbean countries.
Flow Country Manager, Delleriece Hall explained:
This is the third year of Flow’s three year partnership with NACAC as the title sponsor and exclusive broadcast partner of the CARIFTA Games and for the first time Flow customers in more than twenty countries including the Turks and Caicos had mobile access to unprecedented live coverage of the world’s best junior track and field meet via the Flow Sports Mobile App
Day 1 – Saturday, March 31st
On Day One of the competition, first time CARIFTA athlete hailing from South Caicos, Katrelle Pierre, threw a distance of 45.24m in the U17 Boys Javelin event, earning his place on the medal stand with a bronze, and TCIs first medal at the games.
Day 2 – Sunday, April 1st
On Day Two, the team of first time CARIFTA Junior athletes – namely, Darren Pierret, Wooslyn Harvey, Daveon Durham, and Joshua Meghoo – won the bronze medal in the U17 Boys 4x100M Relay with a time of 44.34s, earning TCI their second medal.
At the 2017 Flow CARIFTA Games we saw Jamaica College athlete, Wilkenson Fenelon, finishing in second place for the Boys Octathlon Open, one-point shy of a gold medal. This year, Fenelon returned with a vengeance, capturing first place after a gruelling eight events, earning TCI their third medal.
Day 3 – Monday, April 2nd
On the final day, all eyes were on the U20 Boys 800M. The Jamaica College athlete, Ken Reyes, ran a strong final ending his CARIFTA tenure, capturing the silver medal with a time of 1:50.46m, earning TCI their fourth and final medal on the final day of the competition.
Darron Hilaire, Flow Marketing Exec commented;
We are extremely proud of all our athletes for such an outstanding performance at the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games. We wish to congratulate all the medallist who have set the bar for many other aspiring athletes, and whose names will be in the history books of the TCI for many years to come
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More exciting sports action is in store for Flow customers as Flow Sports is also the official Caribbean broadcaster of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games (GC2018) starting April 4 in Queensland, Australia. Flow customers can now catch live and exclusive coverage of the events on Flow Sports 1, Flow Sports 2, or via Wi-Fi or mobile data on Flow Sports 1 App.