Defending champions Jamaica and a spirited Bahamas have set the pace in the medal tally on day one of the 2012 Carifta Games, which kicked-off on Saturday.
As expected, Jamaica is leading the way with 25 medals, including 12 gold medal, while the Bahamian team has collected six golds in their tally of 14 medals so far.
Others collecting gold medal on the opening day were Guadeloupe and British Virgin Islands.
Trinidad and Tobago have a medal tally of five so far, but are still looking their first gold medal.
In total, 14 of the competing teams have already collected a medal of some colour. Those still on the hunt will be hoping to break into the rankings in the next two days of competition.
Carifta Games Medal table
Jamaica 25 (12, 6, 7)
Bahamas 14 (6, 3, 5)
Guadeloupe 3 (1, 1, 1)
British Virgin Islands 2 ( 1, 1,0)
Trinidad and Tobago 5 (0, 3, 2)
Bermuda 2 (0, 1, 1)
St. Lucia 1 (0,1,0)
Curacao 1 ( 0, 1, 0)
French Guyana 1 (0, 1, 0)
St. Kitts/Nevis 1 (0, 1, 0)
Guyana 1 (0, 0, 1)
Barbados 1 (0, 0, 1)
Martinique 1 (0, 0, 1)
Dominica 1 (0, 0, 1)
According to the above results the Bahamas did not dominate as the Bermudian commentators repeatedly and enthusiastically announced. If there was any dominant performance, it was Jamaica which won all 1500M events.
True but we all know the power of Jamaica, at this stage of the event Jamaica by now would have had about all the gold and silver the other countries would be fighting for the bronze.
The general public may surmise but it is unprofessional when commentators broadcast such blatant erroneous statements to the world. The next morning the commentators persisted with the same error and was corrected on air by the interviewer.
Thanks for publishing the medal table. One was at a lost as at no time throughout the day was medal standing posted or announced nor was an end of day position given.