Caribbean Medal Count At Commonwealth Games Climbs

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Arianna Vanderpool Wallace of The Bahamas is a history maker for her country.

News Americas, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, Mon. July 28, 2014: The Caribbean’s medal count at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland has reached two with wins by both Jamaica and The Bahamas.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson, 25, took the second spot in the he finals for the women’s 50m breaststroke event Friday to claim a silver medal.She finished in a time of 30.67 behind Australia’s Leiston Pickett who clocked 30.59 seconds. Scotland’s Corrie Scott won the bronze medal in 30.75.

And Arianna Vanderpool Wallace, 24, of the Bahamas snagged the silver medal in the women’s 50m butterfly final.

Vanderpool-Wallace finished in 25.53 seconds – to claim the first ever senior swimming medal for the Bahamas. Francesca Halsall of England was first in 25.20 and Brittany Elmslie of Australia was third in 25.91.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games features over 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 nations and territories. They will compete in 17 sports over 11 days.