Caribbean Athletes Shine At The London 2012 Olympics Games.
Bahamas’ Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller celebrate after winning the men’s 4x400m relay final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic games.
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This is the first time that the Bahamas men 4×4 relay team has won a gold medal in these events.
Grenada’s Kirani James won Grenada’s first gold medal in Olympic history in the 400-metre final. The 19-year-old James is the reigning world champion and a two-time NCAA champion for the University of Alabama. He completed the 400-metre in 43.94 seconds.
Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic received the silver after finishing the 400-meters in 44.46 seconds. He earned his country its second medal of the London Games, Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago finished third in the 400, getting a bronze. Felix Sanchez also of the Dominican Republic won Gold in the 400-metre hurdles.
The Jamaican 4x100m women relay team won the silver behind the American women gold and new World Record of 40.82 seconds. The Jamaican team of Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart ran a national record 41.41
Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown, Sherone Simpson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Kerron Stewart pose after they won silver in the women’s 4x100m relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Reuters pictures.
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Frazier Price also achieved some personal goals and won gold in the 100-metre finals and Silver in the 200-metre finals, the fastest woman alive.
Jamaica took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the men’s 200-metre finals, Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir.
Bolt and Blake took Gold and Silver in the 100-metre finals, the fastest men on the planet. Bolt was the first man to repeat a back- to back win in these two events in two different Olympic games, and has earned the status of legend.
Blake, Bolt and Weir, Stu Forster/Getty Images
Cuba’s Yarisley Silva took silver in the pole vault. This medal is the first for Cuba in the track and field events, and so far it has garnered 3 gold medals, 3 silvers and one bronze, good for the 13th position in the general standings.
Bahamas Arianna Vanderpool- Wallace was the first ever Bahamian to make the 50m freestyle finals and 100m freestyle semi-finals
Olympics Day 4 – Swimming. Getty Images
Leevan Sands was near medal before being knocked out of triple jump by knee injury.
This is just a quick summary of some outstanding events with our amazing athletes; with one more day of competition to go, we are looking for more exciting news.
Go Bahamas, go Jamaica, go Trinidad, go Cuba, go Grenada and go Caribbean!