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Jamaicans Shashalee Forbes and Tiffany James won Central American and Caribbean (CAC) gold medals on Wednesday (1 Aug) in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Bahamian Donald Thomas was also a gold medal winner, taking the top spot in the men’s high jump, clearing 2.28m. St. Kitts and Nevis’ Jermaine Francis, who also cleared the same height, took the bronze medal.

Cleopatra Borel was the fourth English Speaking Caribbean athlete to taste victory on the day. She won the women’s shot put with a throw of 18.14m.

Forbes, in the women’s 200m, ran a meet record 22.80 seconds to beat Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett, 22.95.

Jodean Williams, Forbes’ Jamaican teammate, took the bronze medal in 22.96.

James, the 2016 world junior champion, won the women’s 400m title in 52.35 ahead of Dominican Republic’s Fiordaliza Cofil, 52.72.

The other Jamaican in the field, Derri-Ann Hill took bronze in 53.30.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Kyle Greaux, who was easy in the semi-finals (19.97), returned with 20.26 for third in the men’s 200m final.

The event was won by Colombia’s Bernardo Bales in 20.13secs.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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