Letters to the Editor

2018 CAC Championships, the best in a while

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!

Dear Editor,

The Jamaica team to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games team in Barranquilla, Colombia, has done the country extremely proud by earning a vast amount of gold medals from their effort.

The guys outperformed those who came before them and we should give them a warm welcome whenever they are back with us.

The throwers also achieved an unprecedented feat in the shot put in getting a 1-2 finish at the podium. O'Dane Richards got the gold medal from his compatriot Ashinia Miller, who got the silver medal. Earlier, Traves Smikle and Shanice Love captured their distinct bronze medals in the discus throw.

A remarkable performance came from Tiffany James, who reached uncharted territory once more with her gold medal in the 400m women; with her countrywoman getting the bronze medal.

The long jumper Romone Bailey captured that event and was seemingly excited from the jump he had made. New kid on the block Jonielle Smith won the 100m in a very smart time of 11:04 secs, and I am hoping this is the beginning of something big for our track and field. Jeanine Williams got the bronze medal in 100m event to show her class. Shashalee Forbes captured the 200m gold with her teammate Jodean Williams, who was more than excited with her bronze medal.

They also did us proud in the relays, where they got some reasonable medal hauls at the end of the games. The entire CAC contingent must be basking in glory from the scintillating performances.

I am so proud of their efforts because I have come to realise that most of the top performers were representing us for the first time.

Paris Taylor

Greater Portmore

St Catherine


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon