Video: Kyrah Scraders Wins Gold In 800M

April 1, 2013

[Updated with video] Kyrah Scraders has claimed her second Carifta medal, racing to victory in the 800m crossing the line in 2:11.62 this evening [Apr 1] to claim the gold medal. This is the second Carifta medal for the 16-year-old, following after her silver medal win in the 1500m.

Kyrah is pictured below on the podium following her first medal win on Saturday:

Kyrah Scraders 2013 Carifta

Bermuda had two athletes contesting the 800m, with Quaashie Douglas crossing the line in 10th position in a time of 2:32.08.

This was the fourth track and field Carifta medal win for Bermuda, following after Zakiyyah Showers bronze medal win in the 3000m, after Sakari Famous’ silver medal in the high jump, and Kyrah’s silver medal in the 1500m.

Bermuda also has three swimming medals, and our athletes continue competing this evening in both the Bahamas [track & field] and Jamaica [swimming]. You can view all our coverage of the Carifta Games here.

Update 9.46pm Kyrah is pictured below crossing the line to claim her gold medal earlier this evening.

kyrah scraders crossing line 2013 carifta 800m gold

Update Apr 2: Video of Kyrah coming from behind to claim a decisive victory

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  1. Impressive says:

    Well done young Lady,, you have tremendous talent.. Keep reaching for sky… Go Go Go,,

  2. bill of bermuda says:


  3. mixitup says:

    Well Done!!

  4. Shawn Scraders says:

    Very nice cuz, you making you Family and Country Proud.

    Bernews if you can get some footage on this and the others winning their medals, would be nice.

  5. SunShine says:

    Wow, great stuff and Go Ky go!! Bernews can put the video up of this race please if possible?

  6. Catherine Dl says:

    This is truly fabulous! Well done Well done Well done! Congratulations.

  7. Autumn Fire says:

    Excellent! Go! TEAM BERMUDA!!!

    8 Carifta Medals in total!, Bermuda athletes you have done your Country proud!

    Watching on TV is as exciting as the Olympics!

    Bermuda, wave your flags high!

    Good job coaches!

  8. observer says:

    Well done Kyrah…..this young lady is the future Bermuda track and field !

  9. robyne griffiths says:

    congrats to my granddaughter kyrah.very proud of you

  10. BendEm Like Beckam says:

    More awesome news. Hard work pays! Congrats to all competititors. Qualifying is an achievement in itself that they should all be proud of! Winning a medal is an added bonus.

  11. Qween says:

    Kyrah we are so proud of you. Your Godpa Greg is grinning like he just won the medal. lol

  12. swing voter says:

    she’s got strong legs and good form….she’ll get recruited NCAA Division 1A easily

  13. SunShine says:

    Thanks Bernews for posting race you are awesome!!

  14. Kim Possible says:

    There aren’t enough comments on this… people are quick to comment on our troubled youth and slow on praising the ones who are achieving great things for themselves and their country.. Well Done Kyrah!!!! Even though I don’t know you I am very proud of you and your team mates. Keep on striving for greatness! BTW.. Very impressive time!

  15. Delyght says:

    Aunt Delyght is sooooo PROUD of you Kyrah!!!!!Love you

  16. Bob says:

    This is a massive accomplishment – against future world class athletes….In a sport where the best athletes compete … A sport that doesn’t require you to be rich to participate ……