Dominica wins gold at the 2012 Carifta Games

Gabriel in trainingDominica on Monday won a gold medal at the 2012 Carifta Games in Bermuda.

Dominica News Online (DNO) has confirmed that Luan Gabriel came first in the female under seventeen 200 metres event to secure Dominica’s only gold medal at the games.

According to information reaching DNO, Gabriel won the race in 24.35 secs.

Jamaica came second and the BVI third.

DNO does not have any information at this time as to whether Dominica won any other medals in addition to the gold won by Gabriel.

However, we have received reports that at the end of Carifta Games 2012 on Monday evening, Jamaica once again topped the medal table with a haul of 77  medals: 34 Gold, 24 Silver and 19 Bronze.

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39 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012

    cool :-D

  2. Unbiased Successor.
    April 10, 2012

    A very well done and hope to see you at the Olympics in London soon.

  3. smile
    April 10, 2012

    congratulations to you, your school, community and dominica. may the good lord continue to shower strengh and success on you.God’s blessings be with you young lady

  4. Original-Eagle EYE
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulations are in order for Luan and all the participants. Thank you for your energy, determination and confidence to step up and put Dominicas’ name once more in history books.

    Congrats on your gold, congrats to the bronze winner and congrats to all the participants.

  5. mercy
    April 10, 2012

    God bless you Luan you are one of the positive youths of today. Continue to strive for the top.

  6. DONT CRY dominicans
    April 10, 2012

    o yes we can do it out there big and home to we just need to have much more love and time for our people and big them up in the good works thanks for going out there and doing it big for all of us i cant wait to come back and live home i just want to work with the school kids to see how best i can help them i just want ue to get back into the smiling happy loving dominicans and with GOD i know we can one love to all dominicans have a bless day

  7. toots
    April 10, 2012

    We are so proud of you luan ,you have made us bioche people and dominicans very proud congrats my girl

  8. calibishie
    April 10, 2012

    Dominica has the potential to be on the world stage. We have to promote and support our local talent more.

  9. En Ba La
    April 10, 2012

    Luan congratulations. Now we need to take advantage of Harris’ skills Dominica while everyone is running away he returned. Athletes perform with him behind them.

    I hope this is the beginning of great things to come for athletics in Dominica. The support DOMINICA we need it.

    DOMINICA you have a COACH here educated in this field – this is a man who can train athletes on a professional level do not let this be wasted.

    raw talent, good coach we are good to go – facility???

    • sensible
      April 10, 2012

      Just to confirm, her coach is Nabi Wallace, not Cedric Harris.

  10. wortless
    April 10, 2012

    gr8. our country has recognised. congrats Luan

  11. Homeboy
    April 10, 2012

    Congratulation! Job well done. I hope this athlete is given the necessary support from the sports division and the private sector, so that her accomplishments, don’t end with the Carifta games, buy continue on to the next level, OLYMPIC GAMES.

  12. Phenomenal Woman
    April 10, 2012

    Congrats Luan>>>and Cedric Harris hats off to you…every team you train seem to excel>>>i remember when Grandbay Secondary now Pierre Charles secondary use to win athletics every year at some point.

    • fan
      April 10, 2012

      Congrats to Luan! Thanks to Nabi Wallace who saw the talent in Luan very early and took her under his wings. Your unweavering coaching and support for Luan’s talent has brought home a more significant GOLD medal to DA. Luan the journey has just begun continue to believe in yourself and continue your disciplined training even in the absence of your COACH NABI.

      • En Ba La
        April 10, 2012

        @fan :mrgreen:

    • En Ba La
      April 10, 2012

      If Harris had returned to PCSS – no school would stand a chance at those games. He is way better now.

    • Dublanc
      April 10, 2012

      Sir Nabi always a great coach congrats to you Luan and to your Coach Mr. Wallace even in his absence you excelled, why? because he taught you well.

  13. April 10, 2012

    idleness is the devil’s playground.But playgrounds breeds positive and competitive individuals which makes a solid nation.Some sort of focus should be placed in developing more playing field especially a track and field ground,so that we can realise more positive results, like this young lady have achieved.
    Congrats to you Luan,keep reaching for higher hights, the sky is the limit.

  14. AmazingFace
    April 10, 2012

    Wow! what a nice piece of good news when i logged on to DNO. Really lifted my spirits this morning. Congratulations Miss Gabriel. You are now officially inducted into of D’ca’s Hall of Fame and History archives. Nobody can take that away from you.

  15. Gabriel
    April 10, 2012

    go luannnnnnnnnnnnnn….we are so proud of you in Bioche…we’ll forever support u

  16. Heather
    April 9, 2012

    To Admin
    Ask the coach Mr. Cedric Harris for details about the trip. He was with the team in BVI.
    harris_cedric@hotmail.com

    • En Ba La
      April 10, 2012

      but DNO how can you print the man’s personal email like this? He is the president of DAAA and a teacher you can find him.

      These are things you need to sensor unless the man gave consent.

  17. Mr. Gouty
    April 9, 2012

    Keep it up my dear.

  18. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    Congrats Luan u made Dominica proud thanks for doing what i never got a chance to do …………..very proud of u

  19. Tomsin
    April 9, 2012

    Great great great.

    Dominicas female Bolt.

  20. FED UP DOMINICAN
    April 9, 2012

    Congratulations Miss Gabriel. Carifta today, Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championship to come.

    Have we got track and field ground(s)? If not,
    why not?

    We compalin about the young people wasting along the roadside, I’m sure if they had somewhere to go and showcase their abilities they to could represent Dominica one day.

    • En Ba La
      April 10, 2012

      Great question. “Have we got track and field ground(s)? If not, why not?”

  21. proud
    April 9, 2012

    Congrats Luan on your victory. It feels so proud to know that you are not only representing Dominica but the small fishing community, Bioche. We in Dublanc are very proud of you especially the Catholic Community. God bless you Luan and may you continue to serve him as He will continue to open supernatural doors for you. Congratulations again and I know your family is proud of you and what you do. I hope too that you will be a living example for all the youths in our communities, Bioche and Dublanc and Dominica on a whole. God’s Speed be you Girl!

  22. rep
    April 9, 2012

    its not a suprise to us as we see the effort you put into your training but congrats to you luan!!!!

  23. Just imagine
    April 9, 2012

    Just imagine how much other athletes from DA could achieve with a proper athletics track. My government please realise cricket and football are not all. Give somme attention to building a proper synthetic athletic track for our young people. This girl should receive a grand welcome, a motorcade. Well done girl. You have made us all proud.

    • April 10, 2012

      What our athletes need first of all is proper coaching and the right support team,positive people who see the good in everything.Luan had that in her coach Nabi Wallace,her training was done on grass at Benjamins park and even on stones in the school yard at ITSS,it did not take a track,even when she was sent to Trinidad to prepare with her coach Nabi her training was done on grass at the UWI SPEC FACILITY in Trinidad.So please stop trying to make our young athletes believe that without a track they can’t make it big…POSITIVE VIBES BRO!!!

  24. ME
    April 9, 2012

    congratulations

  25. April 9, 2012

    congratulations you made all Dominicans PROUD…

  26. Nature Boy
    April 9, 2012

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Dominica is indeed proud!

  27. gene
    April 9, 2012

    woohoo way to go dominica…..we can do it too….congratulations

  28. tharaeat
    April 9, 2012

    woodem da woodem

    wow luan

    kalinago kingdom

  29. Coach John
    April 9, 2012

    you go girl….. someday you are gonna be an olympian ….. class A athlete …. congratulations

  30. BIGGEST FAN
    April 9, 2012

    :-D :) CONGRATS TO MY SIS…. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! WE ARE YOUR BIGGEST FANS… REMEMBER ALL THING IS POSSIBLE THRU CHRIST… I ALWAYS KNEW SHE COULD DO IT… BELIEVED IN HER!!!

    WE NEED TO PLACE MORE EMPHASIS ON OUR YOUTH OUT THERE IN DA THERE SO MUCH TALENT THAT GO TO WASTE …SOME OF THE YOUTHS NEED THE SUPPORT AND ARE NOT GETTING IT…ITS NOT EVERYONE THAT IS AS COMMITTED AND DETERMINED AS LUAN… SOME OF THE YOUTHS JUST NEEDS THAT EXTRA PUSH TO GET THERE! LETS RALLY AROUND OUR YOUTHS DOMINICANS SO WE CAN SEE MORE DEDICATED YOUTHS LIKE LUAN!!

  31. Anonymous
    April 9, 2012

    you go girl…. someday day you are gonna be an olympian …. Class A athlete …….Congratulations

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