Video: Scraders Wins Gold CARIFTA Medal

April 21, 2014

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s CARIFTA medal tally is now up to five, with Kyrah Scraders claiming her second medal and Bermuda’s first gold medal of these Games.

Competing in the 800 finals this evening [Apr 21], Scraders outsprinted both the Jamaican competitors on the final stretch to cross the line in 2.10.68 to claim her first gold medal of these Games.

The is the second consecutive 800m win for Scraders, following up on her win at the 2013 CARIFTA Games.

scraders gold

Bermuda already had four medals with Kyrah Scraders previously winning a silver, and Jahnai Perinchief, Sakari Famous and Dage Minors all collecting medals during the first two days of competition.

Bermuda’s 13-strong team consists of: Tiara DeRosa [Shot Put & Discus], Kyrah Scraders [800m & 1500m], Sakari Famous [High Jump], Azaire Smith [High Jump], Taahira Butterfield [100m & 200m], Kionje Somner [200m & 400m], Daniel Oatley [3000m], Jahnai Perinchief [High Jump & Triple Jump], David Darrell [800m & 1500m], Michaiah Robinson [400m & 800m], Chas Smith [Triple Jump & Long Jump], Dage Minors [1500m & 5000m] and Justin Donawa [Triple Jump].

Bermuda has more athletes [Dage Minors, Chas Smith & Justin Donawa] competing this evening and we will update as able. You can follow along on the live video stream here.

Update 8.25pm: Kyrah Scraders — with her gold medal — is pictured below with BNAA President Donna Watson, in a photo courtesy of Mia Black

Donna Kyrah

Update 8.47pm: The video of Kyrah Scraders winning the 800m is below

Update Apr 22, 7.17am: Minister of Community, Culture and Sports Wayne Scott extended his congratulations to Kyrah Scraders, saying: “I think I speak for the entire Island when I say that I am extremely proud of young Kyrah’s achievement yesterday.

“Her outstanding performance should inspire us all, and we are simply thrilled that she has represented Bermuda in such fine fashion.

“I look forward to welcoming back Ms. Scraders and the entire CARIFTA team – whose members have also achieved medal success this weekend at the Games – and personally congratulating them upon their return.”

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  1. mixitup says:

    Whoop Whoop!! Go Bermuda! Proud moment for us! Great Job Kyrah!

    • Steve Biko says:

      Is it me or does it look like de Jamaican girls didn’t want to congratulate her, if so bad sportsmanship !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Perfect David and Goliath story.
      WELL DONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Coffee says:

    Yea… Shouts ..Yea !

  3. Common Sense says:

    These are excellent results by our outstanding team of young athletes. For Kyrah Scraders to win gold ahead of two great athletes from the powerhouse of Jamaica speaks for itself. Good luck to the rest of our athletes competing. We are all very proud of you.

    • Honestly says:

      @commomsense I was saying the same thing! Ja took a back seat! Yippee!!!!!!

    • Honestly says:

      @commomsense I was saying the same thing! Ja took a back seat! Yippee!!!!!! Goose bumps looking at race! Kyrah is destined for greatness!!!!

  4. FLUFFY says:

    GO BERMUDA!!!!!!! GOOD JOB KY!!!!!!

  5. UpsetwithVerdict says:

    Great job to all of you and very proud to be Bermudian! Well done Ky on the gold medal! Whoop Whoop go BERMUDA!!

  6. BermyPride says:

    Hi Bernews here is the video. Not in english but we can still see Ms. Scraders Win!!!–iViEcLM

  7. Everett Outerbridge says:

    Awesome bit of running – Kyrah is an experienced and intelligent runner. Congratulations!

  8. Meeeee says:

    Go Kyrah! Beautifully done! What a win!

  9. Proud To Be Bermudian says:

    Excellent job Kyrah, all of Bermuda is very proud of you. Keep up the good work.

    P.S. Congrats to the other Bermudian athletes as well

  10. Impressive says:

    that was amazing!!!!!!!,, wow,, congrats young lady,, I,as a Bermudian, am very proud of you.

  11. Street Smart says:

    GO KYRAH!!!!!!!! And Good Luck to ALL OUR ATHLETES!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent Work!! You Have Made Bermuda PROUD!!!!!

  12. North West says:

    Heart of a lion! Well done!

  13. Pablo says:

    Congratulations Ms. Scraders! Way to represent yourself and Bermy! Best wishes for much more success!

  14. Miguelito says:

    Nice goin’, Kyrah!!!

  15. Cal Blankendal says:

    Dear Ms. Scraders,

    Congratulations and a fantastic finish! Wishing you much success in the near future.

  16. Fruity says:

    SMOOOOOOTH!!!! :) Great job!!!! YESSSSSSIIIiiiiiiii!! hahaha LOVE IT!!!! Gooo Bermuda!!