WATCH: #Champs2023 - KC athlete inconsolable after tripping out of medal spot
Kingston College's Nicardo Clarke cries after missing out on a medal spot in the Class 2 100m finals at the Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Wednesday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Kingston College's Nicardo Clarke was inconsolable after missing out on a podium spot following a collision with a Calabar athlete in the Class 2 boys’ 100m finals at the 2023 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Wednesday.

Clarke was racing towards the finish line in third spot when he was accidentally tripped by Calabar’s Khamani Gordon. The collision made him unbalance and saw him fade to fifth in the race which was won by Shaquane Gordon of Calabar ahead of second-placed Tramaine Todd of St Elizabeth Technical and Dontae Watson of Jamaica College in third.

After the race, Clarke was in tears and had to be restrained by Kingston College administrative staff members from apparently confronting Gordon. Watch the video captured by the Jamaica Observer’s Garfield Robinson.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at


  1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper; email addresses will not be published.
  2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.
  3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.
  4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.
  5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:
  6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:
  7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Which long-term investment option is more attractive to you at the moment?