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Belize captures 11 medals, 8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze, at U-18 & U-20 Central American Athletics Championships in Nicaragua

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2022. 10:30 am CST.

Photo Credit: Belize Athletics Association

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Belize completed its participation at the U-18 and U20 Central American Athletics Championships in Nicaragua with eleven medals, 8 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze.

Glenford Williams, Mia Sylvester, and Kirk Elrington led the Belize contingent with two gold medals each. Williams also claimed a silver medal.

Joas Mejia captured a gold and a silver, Jahson Logan a gold, and Rupert Cardinez a bronze medal.

Williams won his first gold medal on Saturday morning by winning the 110m hurdles in 14.91 seconds. Cardinez won his bronze in that same event clocking 16.23 seconds.

Williams then won his second gold on Saturday evening clocking 22.89 seconds in the 200m. Prior to that he had won silver in the 100m with a time of 11.28 seconds.

On Friday, Sylvester captured gold in the U-20 shot put and discus. In shot put, she set a new Central American record with a 13.75 metres throw. She claimed her discus gold with a 40.85 metros hurl.

Elrington claimed his first gold medal on Friday as he captured the top spot in the U-18 triple jump. His jump was measured at 13.76 metres. His second gold came on Saturday when outdid the competition on the long jump with a 6.41m stretch.

Mejia also won the long jump gold in the U20 category measuring 6.64 metres on Saturday. Prior to that he had won silver in the U-20 triple jump measuring 14.10 metres.

For his part, Logan took gold in the U-20 shot put with a throw of 13.85 metres.

As a collective team, Belize, with 11 athletes, finished in 5th position. Costa Rica, sporting the biggest contingent at the games with 53 participants, was tops with 29 gold, 32 silver, and 22 bronze. Belize was 3rd in the U-18 Men’s Championship


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