Guyana’s team to the inaugural Caribbean Games in Guadeloupe got off to a bright start after their most decorated regional track and field athlete, Chantoba Bright has created history by becoming the first Guyanese to medal at the games.
Additionally, the 3×3 basketball team won their first match of the competition.
Bright, a multiple medalist at the CARIFTA Games, added Caribbean Games bronze medalist to her resume when she finished third in the long jump event yesterday.
Paola Fernandes of Puerto Rico leapt to the gold medal while Cremadelly Carrion of Cuba snatched the silver.
In basketball, Guyana kicked their 3×3 campaign in a perfect manner as they defeated hosts Guadeloupe yesterday.
The Guyanese prevailed by a 16-10 scoreline. Guyana is scheduled to battle Cuba in their next match.
The games, which commenced on June 29, will conclude tomorrow.
The region’s Under-23 athletes are competing for supremacy in Athletics, 3×3 Basketball, Cycling, Futsal, Netball, Swimming and Judo.
Guyana is being represented in the disciplines of Athletics, 3×3 Basketball and Swimming.
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