Richards earns 400m hurdles bronze

PATRICE Richards earned another bronze medal for TT when the 2018 Flow Carifta Games continued at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Bahamas, yesterday.

Richards, competing in the girls Under-17 400m hurdles finals, stopped the clock in one minute, 02.56 seconds (1:02.56).

Richards gave it her all in the event as she picked up an injury and left the track in a wheelchair. Jamaican Calisha Taylor won gold in 1:01.04, while Indea Cartwright of Bahamas took silver in 1:02.17.

In the boys Under-17 high jump finals, Che Saunders of TT finished fifth in 1.85m.

Avindale Smith initially earned silver in the boys 400m Under-17 event on Saturday. However, Smith was upgraded to gold as initial winner Kyle Gale of Barbados was disqualified for a lane infringement.

A number of TT athletes qualified for 200m finals. In the girls Under-17 200m preliminaries, Shaniqua Bascombe finished second in heat two in 23.99 seconds to earn a place in the final.

However, Taejha Badal did not qualify for the final after finishing second in heat four in 25.15. In the boys Under-17 200m, Smith looked in contention for another medal after winning heat two in 21.58 to earn a spot in the final. Shakeem McKay missed a place in the final after coming fourth in 22.38 in heat one.

In the girls 200m Under-20 preliminary race, Akilah Lewis booked a spot in the final with a 24.63 clocking in heat two. Timothy Frederick won heat two in 21.16 and qualified for the final of the boys 200m Under-20 event, while Tyrell Edwards was fifth and missed a place in the final after stopping the clock in 21.69 in heat three.

Up to press time last night TT had five medals - two gold and three bronze.


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