Young Jamaican gymnasts find success at Caribbean Classic in Trinidad and Tobago

By Sports Desk May 08, 2023
Some of the young gymnasts who performed well at the Caribbean Classic in Trinidad and Tobago. Some of the young gymnasts who performed well at the Caribbean Classic in Trinidad and Tobago. Contributed

A successful team of young gymnasts returns to Jamaica on Tuesday after its encouraging exploits at the recent Caribbean Classic in Trinidad and Tobago.

The 19-member group was assembled from schools in Kingston, Westmoreland, Montego Bay, Mandeville and St. Catherine after being selected from the Jamaica School of Gymnastics Regional Schools Championship recently held in March 2023.

These young athletes, considered by Jamaica Gymnastics Association President Nicole Grant to be the foundation of the Future Stars Program, won an array of medals on the bars, floor, beam and vault exercises.

Among them were Akayla Ireland, who was second on the beam and floor routines and third on the vault and bars, respectively and finished second overall.

Akeela Bonas was third overall after claiming second on the vault and bar and third in the beam and floor exercises. Jazharia Johnson won the beam, was second in the vault and third on the floor for second place overall.

Abigail Carpenter finished third on the beam while Kelli-Jo Reid was second on the beam and floor.

Bria Eubanks was third on the floor.

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