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Ja finish Caribbean Swimming Champs with 36 medals

Paul Burrowes

Saturday, June 30, 2012    

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Jamaica wrapped up the five-day Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships (CISC) which ended Wednesday night in Savaneta, Aruba with 36 medals — 10 gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze.

Angara Sinclair, Breanna Roman, Dominic Walter, Ramon Walton and the Girls 11-12 400m medley relay team ensured that Jamaica finished eighth in the medal count.

Sinclair secured gold in the Girls 11-12 50m freestyle clocking 28.83 seconds, beating Trinidad & Tobago's Amira Pilgrim 28.93 seconds, and Aruba's Florence Kock, 28.97.

Walter snapped up his third gold of the championships winning the Boys 18 & Over 1500m freestyle in a time of 17:04.65 ahead of Aruba's Dillon Willems (19:38.32).

Roman was silver medallist in the Girls 15-17 100m breaststroke posting 1:14.68, after Trinidad & Tobago's Alexandria Donahue (1:14.21), and Suriname's Evita Leter (1:16.44).

Roman also grabbed the bronze in the Girls 15-17 200m individual medley swimming 2:31.11. She trailed Aruba's Daniella van den Berg (2:29.44) and Trinidad & Tobago's Rebecca Marshall (2:30.27).

Walton garnered another bronze for Jamaica when he timed 2:17.19 in the Boys 18 & Over 200m individual medley won by the Dominican Republic's Jean Luis Gomez in a meet record 2:08.79. Bermudan Julian Fletcher earned silver with a time of 2:14.49.

Jamaica took their sixth medal of the night when Sinclair, Annastazia Chin, Tiara Myrie and Annabella Lyn swam 5:00.39 for the silver. Aruba won gold in 4:57.00, while Puerto Rico got the bronze clocking 5:06.35.

Trinidad & Tobago completed the championships with 74 medals (26 gold, 26 silver, 22 bronze), ahead of Aruba 69 medals (26 gold, 22 silver, 21 bronze), Suriname 43 medals (17 gold, 12 silver, 14 bronze) and Puerto Rico 42 medals (13 gold, 12 silver, 17 bronze).

Bermuda, Bahamas and Barbados also finished ahead of Jamaica in the medal count.

In terms of points, however, Jamaica scored 356. Hosts Aruba won with 890 points, beating Trinidad & Tobago (877), Puerto Rico (558.50), Suriname (471), Bahamas (460) and Barbados (417).

Jamaica finished ahead of Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Netherland Antilles, St Lucia, US Virgin Islands, Grenada, Antigua & Barbuda and British Virgin Islands.

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