Carifta Games ends with Jamaica on top with 85 medals

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Jamaica remained champions of Caribbean junior track and field after the country's junior athletes amassed a whopping 85 medals to finish atop the medal standings at the Carifta games which ended last night in St Kitts.

Jamaica grabbed two gold medals in the 800 meters under 18 and under 20 boys division, Leon Clarke won the under 18 section in one minute 56.75 seconds, Jevaugney James took the silver for Jamaica in 1 minute 58.21 seconds.

Paul Tate was in gold medal form winning the under 20 final in one minute 52.43 second, as the other Jamaican in the race Devaughn Smith had to settle for bronze after stopping the clock in one minute 52.59 seconds.

Lisa Buchanan took the bronze in the girls under 20 final in 2 minutes 13.26 seconds.

Shanice love snatched the gold in the girls under 20 discus event after throwing the implement some 49.39 meters.

The Jamaicans closed the championship on a high after winning all four mile relays on offer in the under 18 and under 20 categories.

Jamaica finished with 41 gold medals, 25 silver and 19 bronze in their overall tally of 85, just four medals shy of the record 89 won at last year's staging.

Usain Bolt to compete in World Relays in May

Usain Bolt will compete in next month's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said on Tuesday.

The May 2-3 competition, which will be held in Nassau, is the newest addition to the IAAF's global events and will feature over 600 athletes in five relay disciplines and the distance medley relay for both men and women.

"I am happy to be part of the Jamaican team. I am fit, healthy and ready to run," Bolt said in a statement.

"I hear the meet was a lot of fun last year and there was a great atmosphere. Jamaica has a long and successful tradition in relays and when we put on our colors we always do our best to make the country proud."

The event will serve as a qualifying competition for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Bolt was part of the Jamaica 4x100 meters relay team that won gold medals in London and Beijing and he has also featured in three world championship winning teams in the same event.

The Jamaican won gold medal in 100 and 200 meters at both those Olympics and he currently holds the Olympic and world records in both 100 and 200 meters.

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