[www.inewsguyana.com] – Team Guyana was last evening crowned champions of IGG at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall after coming first in the athletics championship with 333 points; Guyana also came second in the basketball and third in the swimming competition.
Team Suriname was placed second after they came first in the basketball, second in the athletics and second in the swimming while French Guiana came third with first in the swimming and first in the female basketball; however they did not participate in the athletics championship.
Guyana ended the day’s athletics with 41 medals: 19 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze, while Suriname got 31 medals, including, 10 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze.
In the girls 200m finals, Guyana’s Avon Samuels coped the gold with a time of 24.9s while Guyana’s Jevina Sampson took silver with 25.4s and Suriname Menso Sabrina took bronze with a time of 26.4s.
The girls Shot Put saw the Surinamese dominating after they took both gold and silver; Steenbury Sabea hailing from Suriname took the gold, while his fellow country woman, Pengel Lelyza took the silver, Guyana Trystol McAllister barely managed to take the bronze.
The girls 300m race saw double CARIFTA gold medalist Guyana’s Cassie George taking the gold with a time of 10.58.05s while her fellow club mate Claudrice McKoy took the silver with a time 11.19.03s; taking the bronze was Suriname Esmirilda Amania with a time of 12.07.06s.
In the boys 800m, Guyana’s Ornesto Thomas took the gold and won the race with a time of 2.00.7s, coming second and third was Surinamese Uracia Seadort and Miguel Shepperd with timings of 2;01.5s and 2.10.9s respectively.
In the boys 200m sprint, Tevin Garraway took revenge after he was beaten in the 100m and took gold with a time of 21.4s; coming second was his fellow Guyanese countryman Kevin Abbensetts with a time of 21.5s and in third was Suriname Romario Pausa with a time of 22.1s.