2007 CARIFTA Games
|XXXVI CARIFTA Games|
|Host city||Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Main stadium||National Stadium|
|Level||Junior and Youth|
200 youth) athletes from
about 26 nations
(incl. 5 open),
|Records set||12 games
14 national (senior)
Result lists can be found on the CACAC website, on the C.F.P.I. Timing website, on the IslandStats website, and on the World Junior Athletics History website. An unofficial count yields the number of about 454 athletes (254 junior (under-20) and 200 youth (under-17)) from about 26 countries:
Anguilla (7), Antigua and Barbuda (4), Aruba (4), Bahamas (59), Barbados (31), Belize (2), Bermuda (18), British Virgin Islands (7), Cayman Islands (18), Dominica (7), French Guiana (1), Grenada (13), Guadeloupe (18), Guyana (2), Haiti (12), Jamaica (70), Martinique (34), Montserrat (2), Netherlands Antilles (11), Saint Kitts and Nevis (33), Saint Lucia (5), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (3), Suriname (3), Trinidad and Tobago (46), Turks and Caicos Islands (35), U.S. Virgin Islands (9).
A total of 12 new games records were set.
In the boys' U-20 category, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake already set the new 100m record to 10.18s (1.5 m/s) in the heat, before improving it again to 10.11s in the final. Ryan Brathwaite from Barbados also improved (his own) 110 metres hurdles games record twice: first, he achieved 13.65s (-1.0 m/s) in the heat, before setting the final mark to 13.42s in the final. Jamaal Wilson from the Bahamas defended his high jump title jumping the new record height of 2.20m. Raymond Brown won the shot put establishing the new games record of 18.27m. And the Jamaican 4x400 metres relay team set the new games record to 3:07.10.
In the boys' U-17 category, Dexter Lee of Jamaica set two new games records, both in 100 metres (10.34s), and in 200 metres (21.09s). His compatriot Kemoy Campbell also set two new games records in 1500 metres (4:00.04), and 3000 metres (8:46.49). And as in the U-20 category, the records fell in high jump and shot put: Raymond Higgs from the Bahamas jumped 2.13m, whereas Quincy Wilson from Trinidad and Tobago reached 16.27m.
It should be noted that in the girls' U-17 category, Deandra Dottin from Barbados threw 42.90m, a width that has not been reached before at the games with the new javelin introduced in 1999.
Moreover, a total of 14 national (senior) records were set by the junior and youth athletes.
The most prominent is the new Barbadian record by Shakera Reece in the women's 100m in 11.34s (1.3 m/s). The new Anguillian record in high jump was set by youngster Shinelle Proctor to 1.60m. Amanda Edwards set the new record for Antigua and Barbuda for women in javelin throw to 41.11m. There were two new women's national records for the British Virgin Islands: Chantel Malone reached 12.29m in triple jump, and the 4x100 metres relay team finished in 46.69s. The 37.44 metres by Alexandra Terry were a new Caymanian record for women in discus throw. Sandisha Antoine set the women's record for Saint Lucia in triple jump to 12.11m.
Finally, there were a total of 7 new national records for the host nation Turks and Caicos Islands: in the men's sector, Robert Jennings needed 10:17.94 for 3000 metres, and the 4x100 metres relay finished in 42.04s. The new women's records were set by Kadisha Wickham (59.36s for 400 metres), Shanricka Williams (10:59.56 for 3000 metres), Israel Ramsey (4.80m in long jump), Marquita Carter (26.33m in discus throw), and the 4x100 metres relay team in 50.02s.
Austin Sealy Award
The Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the games was awarded to Yohan Blake of Jamaica. He won 2 gold medals (100m, and 4x100m relay) in the junior (U-20) category, setting the new 100m games record to 10.11s.
Medal winners are published by category: Boys under 20 (Junior), Girls Under 20 (Junior), Boys under 17 (Youth) and Girls under 17 (Youth). Complete results can be found on the CACAC website, on the C.F.P.I. Timing website, on the IslandStats website, and on the World Junior Athletics History website.
Boys under 20 (Junior)
†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.
Girls under 20 (Junior)
†: Open event for both junior and youth athletes.
Boys under 17 (Youth)
Girls under 17 (Youth)
* Jamie Payne from Trinidad and Tobago was tested positive for stanozolol and an elevated testosterone/epitestosterone (T/E) ratio. Therefore, a 2 years ineligibility (22 May 2007 – 21 May 2009), and a disqualification of all results from 17 March 2007 were imposed. As a consequence, the Trinidad and Tobago junior 4x100m relay team (40.22s) lost the silver medal.
Medal table (unofficial)
The official medal count was published. The mismatch between the unofficial count below and the published one is explained by the subsequent disqualification of the Trinidad and Tobago 4 x 100 metres junior relay team because of doping violations of one team member.
For the first time, the host country of the games did not win a medal.
|2||Trinidad and Tobago||7||13||16||36|
|8||British Virgin Islands||1||2||0||3|
|11||Saint Kitts and Nevis||0||2||2||4|
|15||Antigua and Barbuda||0||1||0||1|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||0||0||1||1|
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