1972 CARIFTA Games

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I CARIFTA Games
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Host city Bridgetown, Barbados Barbados
Date(s) April 1-4
Level Junior
Participation more than 67 athletes from
11 nations
Events 23

The 1st CARIFTA Games was held in Bridgetown, Barbados on April 1-4, 1972. An appraisal of the results has been given on the occasion of 40th anniversary of the games.[1]


Participation (unofficial)[edit]

Detailed result lists can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2] There is almost no information on athletes competing in the relay teams. An unofficial count (without relay teams) yields the number of about 67 athletes from about 11 countries: Barbados (12), Bermuda (5), Grenada (6), Guadeloupe (1), Guyana (8), Jamaica (20), Lesser Antilles (1 relay team), Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla (3 relay teams), Saint Lucia (3 relay teams), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1 + 3 relay teams), Trinidad and Tobago (14).

Medal summary[edit]

Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior),[3] and Girls under 20 (Junior).[4] Complete results can be found on the "World Junior Athletics History" website.[2]

Boys under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Maurice Clarke (JAM) 10.7  W. Broom (JAM) 10.9  Calvin Dill (BER) 10.9
200 metres  Maurice Clarke (JAM) 21.2  Kelvin Joseph (TRI) 21.5  Calvin Dill (BER) 21.6
400 metres  Seymour Newman (JAM) 47.6  Horace Tuitt (TRI) 48.4  Charles Headlam (JAM) 48.5
800 metres  Horace Tuitt (TRI) 1:52.5  Trevor Campbell (JAM) 1:53.3  T. Bullock (JAM) 1:57.5
1500 metres  Gladstone Hopkinson (GUY) 4:00.0  Frederick Cyrus (BAR) 4:08.2  P. Bryan (JAM) 4:08.8
High Jump  Clive Bariffe (JAM) 1.85  Clark Godwin (BER) 1.80  Valentine Adams (GRN) 1.80
Long Jump  Donald Hale (JAM) 7.15  Glen Stanford (JAM) 7.02  Aubrey Wilson (GUY) 6.89
Triple Jump  Donald Hale (JAM) 14.71  Wilfred Gonsales (BER) 13.82  Milton Gibbs (BAR) 13.78
Shot Put  Leon Brown (JAM) 17.12  Eros Rapier (GRN) 13.21  Rawle Agard (BAR) 13.17
Discus Throw  Leon Brown (JAM) 45.88  Jean Talma (TRI) 40.88  Michael Andrews (TRI) 36.96
Javelin Throw  Eros Rapier (GRN) 57.60  Michael Andrews (TRI) 52.70  J. Cummings (GLP) 50.12
4 x 100 metres relay  Trinidad and Tobago
Cecil Mitchell
Herman Marchand
Richard Cross
Kelvin Joseph
41.8  Jamaica 42.1  Grenada 42.2
4 x 400 metres relay  Jamaica 3:16.3  Trinidad and Tobago
Michael Andrews
Roy Astor
Winston Mora-Scott
Horace Tuitt
3:18.3  Grenada 3:23.5

Girls under 20 (Junior)[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Lelieth Hodges (JAM) 11.7  Debbie Byfield (JAM) 11.8  Roxanne Sills (GUY) 11.9
200 metres  Laura Pierre (TRI) 24.2  Debbie Byfield (JAM) 24.3  Regina Montague (JAM) 24.4
400 metres  Laura Pierre (TRI) 56.3  Barbara Bishop (BAR) 57.5  M. Panton (JAM) 59.6
800 metres  Carletta McNabb (JAM) 2:21.0  Heather Gooding (BAR) 2:23.7  A. Thompson (JAM) 2:25.0
High Jump  Andrea Bruce (JAM) 1.78  Olympia Abrams (GUY) 1.52  Margaret Small (BAR) 1.52
Long Jump  Andrea Bruce (JAM) 5.83  Joyce Darlington (BAR) 5.68  Faith Burrowes (JAM) 5.50
Shot Put  Branwen Smith (BER) 9.75  Winsome Langley (JAM) 9.37  Juliette Russell (BAR) 9.36
Discus Throw  Winsome Langley (JAM) 32.68  Mary Williams (TRI) 28.62  Faith Burrowes (JAM) 28.60
Javelin Throw  Susan Thomas (BAR) 39.96  Juliette Russell (BAR) 27.08  Joy Renville (GUY) 26.36
4 x 100 metres relay  Jamaica 47.0  Barbados 47.8  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 53.5


Medal table (unofficial)[edit]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Jamaica 15 7 8 30
2  Trinidad and Tobago 4 6 1 11
3  Barbados 1 6 4 11
4  Bermuda 1 2 2 5
5  Grenada 1 1 3 5
 Guyana 1 1 3 5
7  Guadeloupe 0 0 1 1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1


References[edit]

  1. ^ Clarke, Clayton, 40 years of Carifta…… 40 years ago…..Bridgetown Barbados, Nevis Amateur Athletic Association, retrieved January 26, 2012 
  2. ^ a b World Junior Athletics History, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  3. ^ ,Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 MEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 
  4. ^ Athletics Weekly, CARIFTA GAMES (UNDER 20 WOMEN), retrieved October 8, 2011 

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