News Americas, GLASGOW, Scotland, Weds. July 30, 2014: The Caribbean’s medal count at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland has climbed to a whopping 16.
Jamaica is leading the region’s medal count with a dozen medals as of Tuesday. Among the top winners was Andrew Riley, who won the 110-meter hurdles gold on July 29th while Jamaica’s women sped to a clean sweep of medals in the 400 meters, with Stephanie McPherson taking gold, Novlene Williams-Mills the silver and Christine Day the bronze.
Ayanna Alexander gave Trinidad & Tobago’s it first medal on Tuesday with a bronze third place win in the Women’s Long Jump while Barbados Shane Braithwaite put his country on the medals table with a silver in the men’s 110-m hurdles.
Grenada’s Kurt Felix took the bronze for his nation in the men’s 1500 decathlon. It was only Grenada’s second ever medal at the Commonwealth Games. Felix follows in the footsteps of Alleyne Francique (GRN), who took the Silver medal in the Men’s 400m at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Off the track, the ‘king of the track’ met with British royalty in the athletes’ village. Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and his brother, Prince Harry, met Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man and record-holder off the 100 and 200 meters.