Track and Field is definitely a Caribbean thing!
Caribbean athletes, both male and female, have dominated the London 2012 Olympics in Track and Field races garnering four gold, three silver and three bronze medals, after 19 of 47 events in the sport.
On Monday, Kirani James got Grenada’s first-ever Olympic gold by winning the 400 metres; the Dominican Republic’s 400meters hurdles runner Felix Sanchez won a second career gold, adding to the sprint double of Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce giving the Caribbean a total of four gold medals to date.
Yohan Blake who copped second place behind Bolt in the 100 meterss final and the Dominican Republic’s Luguelin Santos who came in second in the 400 meters final, along with a third from field events, compliments of Cuba Pole Vault competitor, Yarisley Silva accounts for three silver medals.
Veronica Campbell-Brown, third place in the women’s 100 meter final; Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon, third place finisher in the 400 meter final and Puerto Rican, Javier Culson’s third place in the 400 meter hurdles gives the Caribbean three bronze medals to shout about.
There are many more track and field events to come in which our Caribbean men and women get the opportunity to display their sportsmanship and passion.
Congratulations to the medalists thus far and let’s keep cheering and flying our Caribbean flags for the events to come.