SUNDAY, APRIL 7: Jamaican athletes dominated the opening day of the CARIFTA Games with a tally of 27 medals - 13 of them gold.

Jamaica was well ahead of nearest challenger, the Bahamas, with a total of 13 medals, six of them gold.

The Jamaican team also notched up six silver and eight bronze, while the Bahamas had three silver and four bronze.

Bermuda was in seventh position out of the 14 teams which have won medals, with one silver and one bronze as the competition enters its final two days.

Trinidad and Tobago added a gold to its tally of three silver and three bronze after Chelsea James, 14, won gold in the Under-17 Girls Shot Put with a new Carifta record of 14.02 metres.

In the same competition, Bermudian Tiara DeRosa came 10th with a throw of 9.66 metres, while teammate Hadiyah Barnett came 11th with a throw of 9.01 metres.