Dominica secures medal at Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games

Mahautiere won silver for Dominica

Dominica secured a silver medal at the recently concluded Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Games thanks to a run of 21.61s in the 200m event from Danelson Mahautiere, a U-18 national record and personal best for the rising athlete.

He also competed in the finals of the 100m, missing out on 3rd place by a fraction of a second, whilst also achieving another U-18 national record and personal best with a time of 10.61s.

The remaining results from the Dominica delegation are as follows:
Track & Field – Male
Leon Hypolite
Event: Long Jump, 12th, 5.83m
Track and Field -Female
Jada Scotland
Event: Long Jump, 11th, 4.84m (Personal Best)
Event: 200m, 7th in Heat 4 (DNA to quarterfinals), 27.47s
Nathalie Robert
Event: Javelin, 11th, 34.46m
Boxing – Male
Rodriquez Frederick
Event: 64kg, Quarterfinal (via bye), R2 RSC – Round 2 Referee Stopped Competition
Levi Joseph –
Event: 60kg, Quarterfinal (via bye), R2 RSC – Round 2 Referee Stopped Competition

President of the Dominica Olympics Committee (DOC), Billy Doctrove and Secretary General, Phyllis Baron were both invited to conduct medal presentations at the Bahamas 2017 CYG (Judo -48kg Female Final and Women’s Boxing 51kg Final respectively), in addition to attending various forums and receptions, which included the opportunity to meet with Dominica’s Baroness Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Nations.

Doctrove commented, “On behalf of the Dominican public, and in particular that of the Dominica Olympic Committee I want to extend our heartiest congratulations to Danelson Mahautiere on a wonderful performance at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. His silver medal in the 200m was an outstanding performance and it showed that with hard work success will come.”

He added, “I also want to take this opportunity to thank the coaches and the athletes, as all of them have displayed and shown they are very happy working with the presence of this Dominica Olympic Committee and I am hoping we can continue to build on these sentiments”

In closing, Doctrove stated, “Our athletes showed lots of pride, lots of pride and lots of determination and all we are asking they continue along these lines and they will get the necessary support from the Dominica Olympic Committee. When our athletes show promise, when our athletes display a high level of competence and performance and determination we will be there in their corner 110%.”

The athletes were accompanied by DOC President – Mr. Billy Doctrove, DOC Secretary General –Ms. Phyllis Baron and Coaches Melissa Alfred and Job Joseph.

The team is expected to return on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 3:40 pm at the Douglas-Charles Airport.

See medal presentation and the race by Mahautiere below.


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  1. Coach H
    July 28, 2017

    Congratulations to you Danielson. Continue to make the love for what you do propel you to where you will eventually reach. Remember the quote I shared with you earlier this summer “its better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one, than to have an opportunity and not be prepared for it”. See your cup as half full! Continue to research the competition and the result which have started will continue. Hear what all must say but listen to those who listen to what you have to say and are ready to contribute to your long term development as an individual first and second as an athlete!!! I must say coach Loblack must also be commended for taking you to that crack in the door now you need to find your way through it now. The continuation of your athletics growth need to go else where because plateau will kick in the continued environment which can foster development is not present in Dominica. In the 21st Century not having an ALL weather 400m track, proper timing system is…

  2. Concern dominican
    July 27, 2017

    Congrats young man, glad that you can help make a difference to the development of sports at home. I hope the young ppl fr M the country can model around you. You are a gem for the country. Congrats to your family.

  3. Say Moins Meme
    July 27, 2017

    Well done, young man. I wish you continued success.
    That being said, where are all the kudos on DNO? I guess this achievement is not beffy enough.

  4. Mannie
    July 26, 2017

    Imagine the possibilities if Dominica had proper training facilities

  5. Dominican West Indian
    July 26, 2017

    Congrats to the athletes and the DOC.
    Just wondering, the surname isn’t a common on in Dominica. Is he a Dominican-born Hatian?
    Not that it matters but was just wondering out loud.

    • A A
      July 26, 2017

      Thought the same.
      When I heard it on the radio I thought they meant the athlete is from Mahaut.

      Nonetheless congratulations to you young man.

      All the best.

  6. Anonymous
    July 26, 2017

    Well done!. This is a good start but I think our athletes need more intensive training, particularly our boxers.
    However, don’t give up an remember that small acorns make mighty oaks. I hope you all get your fair share of the $8.9 million allocated to Justina Charles MInistery in the new budget. Forgive my ignorance but to this day I still don’t understand what Constituency Empowerment means in her Ministery, less so why we have to allocate money to that. What exactly does that dept. do apart from spending tax payers money?

    • %
      July 26, 2017

      Good comment, WHILE I GIVE HUGE PLAUDITS to the young manb, one question I always ask is why is this DLP regime so enamored in placing SQUARE PEGS IN ROUND HOLES?. I have no choice but to say its deliberate. other than Skerrit, (a huge square peg in round hole),what the heck is Justina doing in our Sports Ministry? No wonder in so many communities sporting fields are no longer in existence. Isn’t she loudly quiet on these matters? Where has sports climbed under her portfolio as sports minister? Look at the DGS for example, Where is their playing field? The young boys of Roseau, where is their playing field? And this is the cry island wide.
      DOES DOMINICA HAVE A GOVERNMENT, or a clustered army of ineptitudes?

  7. anonymous
    July 26, 2017


  8. %
    July 26, 2017

    Well done young man!

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