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Nirobi Smith-Mills Wins Gold In Carifta 800M

Nirobi Smith-Mills Wins Gold In Carifta 800M

[Updated] The track and field portion of the 2019 CARIFTA Games continues today [April 21] at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands, with Bermudian athletes in action. Nirobi Smith-Mills won gold in the U17 Men’s 800 Meters event this evening, winning with a time of 1:57.95. Sancho Smith placed 5th in the same race with a time... Read more of this article

Eight Carifta Championships Medals On Day One

Eight Carifta Championships Medals On Day One

The 2019 Carifta Swimming Championships got underway in Barbados with our Bermuda Team winning a total of 8 medals on the opening day that included 4 Gold, 3 Silver and a Bronze. Bermuda’s first medal was a gold from Giada Dudley-Pun in the 11-12 Girls 200 Meter Breaststroke with a time of 2:52.74. Imojen Judd also won a gold medal when she touched... Read more of this article

Carifta Games: Bermuda Athletes Win Medals

Carifta Games: Bermuda Athletes Win Medals

The track and field portion of the 2019 CARIFTA Games is now underway at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in the Cayman Islands, with Bermudian athletes in action adding the first two medals – a gold and a bronze – to Bermuda’s medal count. Gold winning Caitlyn Bobb pictured with Minister of Labour, Community Affairs and Sport Lovitta... Read more of this article

Another Athlete Reaches Carifta Standard

Another Athlete Reaches Carifta Standard

The Bermuda National Athletics Association confirmed that another athlete reached the qualifying standard on the last day of qualification, bringing the total number of qualified track and field athletes to 19. “We were waiting for the results of this event as Kiara Francis resides in the UK and this was her first outdoor meet of the season,”... Read more of this article

Bermuda Carifta Swimming Team Announced

Bermuda Carifta Swimming Team Announced

The island’s top young swimmers will be in action at the 2019 Carifta Swimming Championship, with the team set to compete against the best from around the region next month. Head Coach Ben Smith said, “This is by far the most swimmers that have ever met the qualifying standards and shows the continued growth of the sport on the island.” The... Read more of this article

Bermuda Team For Carifta Games Announced

Bermuda Team For Carifta Games Announced

The Bermuda National Athletics Association today [March 28] announced the names of athletes that will be a part of Bermuda’s 2019 Carifta Athletics Team. The BNAA named, U17 Girls: [Please note we have listed a 4x100m relay but depending on the schedule we may not be able to compete in this event]Amelia Othman – HJ [alt 4x100m] Caitlyn... Read more of this article

Suresh Black Meets Carifta Standard In Boston

Suresh Black Meets Carifta Standard In Boston

Suresh Black competed in the Silverhawk Open in Winterpark, Florida, winning the 200m and qualifying for the 2019 Carifta Games. BNAA President Donna Raynor said, “I am pleased to announce that we have another Carifta Games qualifier. Suresh Black competed in the Silverhawk Open in Winterpark, Florida representing First Academy [Orlando] yesterday... Read more of this article

BNAA To Host ‘Laps For Health’ On Sunday

BNAA To Host ‘Laps For Health’ On Sunday

The BNAA will be hosting a “Laps for Health” fundraiser in aid of the Carifta Team this coming Sunday, March 17th from 3.30pm to 5.00pm at the National Sports Centre on the North Field. Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor said, “The BNAA will be having ‘Laps for Health’ fundraiser for the Carifta Team this coming... Read more of this article

Two Athletes Meet 2019 Carifta Games Standard

Two Athletes Meet 2019 Carifta Games Standard

Two athletes — Amelia Othman and Caitlyn Bobb – have met the standard for the 2019 Carifta Games, the Bermuda National Athletics Association [BNAA] has confirmed. BNAA President Donna Raynor said, “The BNAA are pleased to announce that we have our first two qualifiers for the 2019 Carifta Games, which will be held in the Cayman... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers On November 17 & 18

CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers On November 17 & 18

The Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] will be hosting the 2nd Annual ‘CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers Tournament’ on November 17th & 18th at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Paget. A spokesperson said, “Chess is not always about winning. Sometimes it’s about learning. And so is life.” – Unknown. “Hopefully, our island’s young chess... Read more of this article

Video: CARIFTA Swimmers Win 32 Medals

Video: CARIFTA Swimmers Win 32 Medals

The Bermuda CARIFTA Swimming Championship team arrived back home tonight [April 4] with every member wearing medals and being greeted at the airport by friends, family and Minister of the Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo on hand to congratulate the team on their performance. The 11-minute live video replay is below:The... Read more of this article

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

‘Very Excited About Games Being In Bermuda’

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda beat out Guyana to be the hosts of the 2020 Carifta Games. And Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor is confident that our island “will put on an even better show than we did in 2012,” when Bermuda last hosted the contest. Initially, four other countries put in bids – Trinidad &... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Eleven More Medals

CARIFTA Swimmers Win Eleven More Medals

A fantastic performance came to an end for Bermuda’s swimmers at the CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Jamaica as they claimed 11 more medals on the final night of competition. Elan Daley won the 11-12 Girls 200m Backstroke Gold Medal with a time of 2:29.11, the 11-12 Girls 50m Freestyle Gold Medal was won by Daley who was clocked at 26.59, and... Read more of this article