Mar 05, 2024

GLASGOW.- After three days of competition at the World Athletics Championships Indoor in Scotland, the more than 50 athletes from the member countries of Centro Caribe Sports, sealed a performance of seven medals, four of them coming from the women.

Julien Alfred of Saint Lucia, Thea LaFond of Dominica and Devynne Charlton of Bahamas, won their respective events, while Leyanis Pérez Hernández of Cuba, climbed the podium in the triple jump with a silver medal.

The other three medals won by athletes from the region were achieved by male athletes from Jamaica, such as Rusheen McDonald in the 400 meters, Carey McLeod in the long jump and Ackeem Blake in the 60 meters.

Charlton with World Record

Bahamian Devynne Charlton broke her own world indoor record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.65 seconds, in a close race against France’s Cyréna Samba-Mayela.

Charlton has a ticket to Paris 2024 in the 100m hurdles and will now concentrate on the events leading up to the French event.

Alfred inscribes his country’s name on the World Cup podium

St. Lucia’s sprinter Julien Alfred won the first medal of any kind, winning the 60m title with a time of 6.98 seconds.

Alfred, who qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the 100m and 200m, will now be preparing for this summer’s event.

LaFond makes history for Dominica

The triple jumper from Dominica won the first World Championship title of her career, jumping 15.01 meters to beat Leyanis Perez of Cuba and Ana Peleteiro of Spain.

LaFond sealed her performance with a World Indoor World Championship title, and will now work to be in top condition for the events leading up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, for which she has qualified.


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