ANNABELLA Lyn struck gold twice and Timothy Wynter added another for Jamaica at the 28th CARIFTA Swimming and Water Polo Championships at the National Stadium Pool on a night when Trinidad and Tobago demonstrated their prowess and raced to the
top of the medal and points standings.
Lyn got yesterday's evening session off to a flying start for Jamaica, capturing gold in the girls' 11-12, 200m freestyle in 2:15.58 minutes, for her third medal of the championship and was elated.
"It was a lot of fun, and I am really glad that I won," said Lyn, the granddaughter of Thalia Lyn, of Island Grill fame.
Lyn later returned and captured gold in the 11-12, 400m individual medley in 5:38.22 minutes ahead of Mathilde Jean of Guadeloupe.
Meanwhile, Jamaica's boys captain, Timothy Wynter, finally mined gold, racing to a comfortable win in the 15-17 backstroke in 58.77, just outside his record of 57.32. Jamaica's Cameron Chow was third behind Jabari Kolf of Suriname.
These three additional gold medals took Jamaica's tally to seven, having garnered four on Saturday night and 17 medals overall and inched to third in the medals table.
T&T remarkably won all six of the butterfly events and, up to press time, they had won eight gold for a leading 12 gold and 20 medals after 37 events. They had amassed 260 points.
Dylan Carter broke the boys 15-17, 200m freestyle in 1:50.35, well below the 1:542.46 done last year by his countryman Joshua Romany.
Jamaica's Breanna Roman picked up her fourth medal, finishing a close second in the girls' 15-17, 200m freestyle splitting Aruba's gold medallist Ally Ponson and bronze medallist Gaby Ponson on the podium.
Jamaica's Angara Sinclair added silver to her gold medal, finishing second in the girls' 13-14, 50m butterfly behind Amira Pilgrim of T&T.
Jamaica were fourth in the points table, with 198 points behind second-placed Aruba with 224, and defending champion Guadeloupe on 223 points.
However, this figure is expected to change in the morning with the updated tables, after 56 finals, concluding with the medley relays set for 9:00 pm.
Before the start of Sunday's evening session, host Jamaica had garnered 11 medals inclusive of four gold, two silver and five bronze and were sitting fourth in the medals table behind Guadeloupe with 16, T&T on 12 and Aruba 10 but with more silver medals.