Gumbs Wins BVI’s First Medal At CYG

Javon Liburd, Staff Reporter | 1 Opinions
Published: July 23, 2017 11:56 am AST
Dijimon Gumbs
Photo Credit: Kermit Taylor, Bahamas Athletics
The British Virgin Islands has recorded its first ever medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games, thanks to local field athlete, Dijimon Gumbs.

Gumbs claimed third place, earning himself and the Territory a bronze medal in the discus competition of the international meet. He threw a distance of 56.24m.

Meanwhile, on day one of competition, July 19, local tennis player, Adrian Baijnauth lost in two sets (2-6, 0-6) to Arki Nobbs of Norfolk Island in the Men's Singles.

Later that evening, the BVI delegation was invited to the Atlantis Resort for a reception to honor the visit of the Queen’s Baton.

Day two of competition, July 20, saw the beginning of Track and Field events. The BVI team performed most admirably with the following results---Djimon Gumbs - Bronze medal in the discus (56.24m); Diamante Gumbs - 6th Discus (50.67m Personal Best); Arianna Hayde - 6th Long Jump (5.57m); Joshua Hill - 5th in 400m heat (49.75s); Mikkel Bassue - 7th in 100m (10.90 P.B in Semifinals and 10.86 P.B in the finals).

Prior to competitions, the opening ceremony started on Tuesday, July 18, with Dijimon Gumbs as the flag bearer of the BVI delegation.

The competition sees some 71 participating countries.

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