“I Want to Better my Times”- CARIFTA Gold Medalist Cassey George


[www.inewsguyana.com] – CARIFTA Gold Medalist Cassey George says that bettering her times in the recently concluded games in Martinique is one of the main things on her mind.

Speaking to the media on Thursday, April 24, the CARIFTA Games star said that she is focused also on keeping up her training regimen.

Gold Medalists, Cassey George.
Gold Medalists, Cassey George.

The athlete carved stunning performances in Martinique to round up two of Guyana’s four medals at the event.

She overcame Jamaicans Britnie Dixon and Shanieke Watson in the girls Under- 18 3000m, posting a time of 10:03.27s, ahead of her nearest competitors 10:34.20s.

She also took Gold in the girls’ Under- 18 1500 in a time of 4:40.40s. Kadecia Baird also took gold in the girls’ Under- 20 400m.

 Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony inspects Cassy George's Gold Medals.
Sport Minister, Dr Frank Anthony inspects Cassy George’s Gold Medals.


Meanwhile, Sport Minister Dr Frank Anthony called both Baird and George ambassadors for not only Guyana but for women athletes. He said performances like the ones showcased at the CARIFTA Games 2014 revealed what women can do, urging more participation from women across all disciplines.


“When our athletes go out and do such a good job, they become an inspiration for other young women in Guyana and even overseas,” the Sport Minister said.


Guyana returned home on Tuesday evening after placing fourth in the 43rd CARIFTA Games, as Jamaica dominated the Easter weekend proceedings.



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