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Golden Gittens shines on debut

Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 17.04.2017

Tyriq Horsford produced a stunning series of throws at the Ergilio Hato Stadium here in Willemstad, Curacao, yesterday, en route to a hat-trick of Carifta Games boys' under-18 javelin triumphs. The Trinidad and Tobago athlete opened the competition with a massive 76.50 metres effort, smashing his own Games record in the process. The throw is also a new national youth record.

But not satisfied with just one big throw, Horsford beat the 70-metre mark four more times—70.46m, 75.17m, 72.77m and 73.21m. The 17-year-old Tobago field athlete was unchallenged for the title. Bahamians Sean Rolle (65.51m) and Michael Angelo Bullard (63.84m) picked up silver and bronze, respectively.

Tyra Gittens was absolutely dominant in the girls' open heptathlon, the T&T athlete striking gold with a two-day total of 4,854 points.

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HAT-TRICK HORSFORD! - Golden Gittens shines on debut
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CLASS ACT: Tyra Gittens clears the bar in the girls' open heptathlon high jump on day one of the Carifta Games, in Willemstad, Curacao, on Saturday. Gittens struck gold in the seven-discipline event with 4,854 points. — Photo: NIGEL BROWNE/FLOW

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