By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. April 16, 2018: The Caribbean region finished with a combined 42 medal haul as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games wrapped up Sunday, April 15, 2018.
That included 15 gold medals. Jamaica led the region with a whopping 27 medals in total, including 7 gold.
The gold medal winners for Jamaica were:
1: Ronald Levy, who picked up the first gold for Jamaica on Tuesday, April 10th in the Men’s 110m Hurdles;
2: Aisha Praught, the Jamaican American running for her parents’ homeland, who made history by winning gold in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase;
3: Janieve Russell, who won gold in the Women’s 400m Hurdles;
4: Kimberly Williams, who won the Women’s Triple Jump;
5: Fedrick Dacres, who won the Men’s Discus Throw;
6: Danniel Thomas-Dodd, who won the Women’s Shot Put and
7: The Women’s 4 x 400m Relay, who won gold on Sat. April 14, 2018.
Trinidad and Tobago finished with three medals – 2 golds and 1 silver. The T&T Gold medal winners were:
1: Michelle-Lee Ahye, who won gold in the Women’s 100-m on April 9th and
2: Jereem Richards, who took gold in the Men’s 200-.
The Bahamas finished with four medals – 1 gold and 3 silver. The gold medal winner was Shaunae Miller-Uibo who won gold in the women’s 200-m.
Grenada finished with two medals – one gold and one silver. The country’s gold medalist was Lindon Victor who won the Men’s Decathlon.
Bermuda’s Flora Duffy won gold for her country in the women’s Triathlon while Guyanese American Troy Doris won gold for his parents’ homeland of Guyana in the Men’s Triple Jump.
Kyron McMaster put the British Islands’ gold medal on the table in the Men’s 400m Hurdles while St. Lucia’s Levern Spencer won gold for her country in the women’s high jump.
Dominica rounded out the Caribbean medal count with two – one bronze and one silver. Yordanys Duranona Garcia added the silver for Dominica on Sat. in the men’s triple jump while Thea LAFOND had won the bronze on April 10th in the Women’s Triple Jump.