Dominica captures Caribbean’s third medal in Commonwealth Youth Games

Dominica’s Shanica Yankey captured the Caribbean’s third medal on the weekend at the Commonwealth Youth Games which was held in the Isle of Man.

On the first day of action she threw her way to bronze in the girls Javelin final with a throw of 38.08m.

Shaquilee Branker of St. Vincent and Grenadines was fifth (32.72m). Tahir Walsh won the boys 100m final in 10.50 and Ifeanyichukwu Otounye of the Turks and Caicos Islands claimed bronze in the boys long jump final with a leap of 7.15m.

Grenada’s Nerena Aberdeen just missed out on a medal on the girls 1,500m finals finished fourth (5:11:30).

The event ended yesterday.

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13 Comments

  1. trix kidd
    September 16, 2011

    u go girl shanika girl we will meet in skool :(
    love you girl

  2. biblejo
    September 15, 2011

    You Go Shanica wooty massive doing big on the world stage you are becominng a good role model for the youth of wooty. Continue to excel and be exemplary as u lead the way to Dominica’s first medal in the Olympics

  3. patriotic
    September 15, 2011

    only if we had better training facilities in d/ca, to see the distance you could have gone. but cheers give jack his jacket, you did well girl, and i am proud of you.

  4. dominican in sxm
    September 15, 2011

    congrats to shanica you did it again continue doing your best

  5. observant
    September 14, 2011

    Congrats dear. We really do have a lot of raw talent here in Dca. Training facilities are sadly lacking though.

  6. wow
    September 14, 2011

    Congratulation Shanika, WesMar Rangers.big up to you. Marigot is proud of you. Woodfordhill is proud of you. The North East is proud of you. Dominica is proud of you. Ah fu Awe

  7. Righteous!
    September 14, 2011

    Congratulations to the young lady…keep up the good work and congratulations also to the Coaches who mentor these kids. Mens Sanus en Copus Sanus.

  8. Wooty Gyal
    September 14, 2011

    congratulation shanica…we are always here for you straight from woodfordhill. you go girl.

    • North East
      September 14, 2011

      Yes I Shanica representing Dominica, Woodfordhill and the North East Comprehensive Secondary School.

      When she returns I hope this time the Ministry of Sports will give her the recognitions she deserves.

      Proud of You Shanica.

  9. Da2debone
    September 14, 2011

    Congrats my country girlShanika keep your head high and always remember to keep god in your life and you will go rise higher.

  10. mouth of the south
    September 14, 2011

    that’s great… now we need better training of these atheletes… let’s get the chinese to invest in sports development while we at it

    • Observer
      September 14, 2011

      Are we Chinese? Why not say let Dominica government invest?

      • mouth of the south
        September 14, 2011

        is beg medard begging already…. all those supporters have a begging mentality so we might as well beg our way to that one also… i’m just saying :-P :-P

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