CARIFTA Games


CARIFTA Games

The CARIFTA Games is an annual junior athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA). The games was first held in 1972 and consists of track and field events including sprint races, hurdles, middle distance track events, jumping and throwing events, and relays. [ cite web |title=CARIFTA Games (Under 20 Women) |publisher=GBR Athletics|url=http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgw.htm |accessdate=2008-08-20 ] The Games has two age categories: under-17 and under-20. Only countries associated with CARIFTA may compete in the multi-sport event. [ cite web |title=CARIFTA Games (Under 17 Girls) |publisher=GBR Athletics|url=http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgyw.htm |accessdate=2008-08-20 ] Each country may entry two athletes per event and up to six athletes may be entered for relay events (with two acting as substitutes) and three athletes in the combined events such as pentathlon or heptathlon. The XXVIII CARIFTA Games was held in Bird Rock Athletic Stadium, Basseterre, St. Kitts. [ cite web |title=XXXVIII CARIFTA Games |publisher=St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association |date=2008-02-15 |url=http://www.sknaaa.com/Results2.asp?ResultsID=55 |accessdate=2008-08-20 ] As of 2008, the 100 and 200 metres World and Olympic record holder Usain Bolt holds the 200 and 400 metres records in the under 20 category and the 400m in the under 17 category. He previously had both under 17 records but lost his 200m record in 2007 to the 2008 100m world Junior champion Dexter lee. [ cite web |title=CARIFTA Games (Under 17 Boys) |publisher=GBR Athletics|url=http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgy.htm |accessdate=2008-08-20 ] [ cite web |title=CARIFTA Games (Under 20 Men) |publisher=GBR Athletics|url=http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfg.htm |accessdate=2008-08-20 ] CARIFTA Games participants also include Sean Paul who represented Jamaica at the CARIFTA Games in 1989 and 1991. [ cite web |last=Ledgister |first=Fabian |title=Sean Paul makes a 'Trinity' |publisher="Jamaica Gleaner" |date=2005-09-04 |url=http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20050904/ent/ent3.html |accessdate=2008-09-07 ]

ee also

*Caribbean Community

References

External links

*Results of all CARIFTA Games in all events: [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfg.htm Under 20 Men] , [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgw.htm Under 20 Women] , [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgy.htm Under 17 Boys] , [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cfgyw.htm Under 17 Girls]


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