Monday, Oct 15, 2018
First gold
02 Aug
2018

Shane Brathwaite has won Barbados' first gold medal at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Tuesday night in the men's 110 metre hurdles, Brathwaite was first in a season's best time.

In other results Charles Greaves was 10th with a leap of 7.21 metres in the men's long jump final.

Meanwhile, Barbados finished 14th in men's beach volleyball with Elwyn Oxley and Hugh Sealy losing to their opponents from El Salvador 21-16, 17-21, 9-15.

In golf, Barbadian Emily Odwin is 9th overall heading into the fourth and final round after carding 85 for 11 over par.

On the men's side James Johnson is 6th overall with one round to go after shooting an impressive one under par 71.

In triathlon, Team Barbados was fourth overall after contrasting performances from Jason Wilson and Matthew Wright.

Wilson was eighth after the swim, bike and run with a total time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 46 seconds, while Matthew Wright was 13th in 2 hours 07 minutes 18 seconds.

The event was won by Rodrigo Gonzalez of Mexico in a total time of 1 hour 57 minutes 04 seconds.

Barbados won two more medals Monday night at the 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla Colombia.

Kimberley Gittens lost her semi-final of the women's light welterweight category against Mirquin Sena of the Dominican Republic thus securing the bronze as a losing semi-finalist.

Gittens lost on points three to two.

Meanwhile, in badminton, Tamisha Williams defeated Anny Matos-Sanchez of Dominican Republic in the round of 32.11-21, 21-9, 21-17.

Then Monyata Riveira and Tamisha Williams lost their round of 16 clash against their Cuban opponents 2-nl.

Damien Howell and Tamisha Williams were also unsuccessful in their round of 32 clash against a pair from Guyana 22-20, 17-21, 19-21.

And in golf, Emily Odwin and James Johnson both advanced to the third round.

Playing in round two, Odwin was 10th after scoring 85 to be 13 over par.

On the men's side, James Johnson was eighth shooting 74, for two over par.

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