When the competiton hype had settled at the Inuagural Carifta Judo Championships, Barbadian judokas stood proud having successfully represented their country.
Competing in the female Under-15 57kg category, Ria Greene won  her bronze medal with Madelyn Macnack of Aruba. They both finished behind the Bahamian duo of Asia Bullard and second placed Trenice Cumberbatch.

Competition in the Female Under-21 57kg category saw Anaiah Clarke emerge bronze medallist along with Mya Beneby of The Bahamas. Second place was awarded to Emmazira Kelly of Aruba, while Taryn Butler of The Bahamas copped the gold medal.

This however was not the end of the story as the duo of Ria and Anaiah also gained bronze medals again in their respective categories in the Bahamas Open event held on the same day.
It was a gruelling competition for the two juniors who amassed some thirteen bouts between them. When interviewed Coach Ian Weithers commented “The girls both fought as expected. They showed resilience and a maturity not sometimes seen in junior athletes. In short, I’m absolutely proud of them"

The events saw some two hundred judokas in competition with teams from Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Haiti, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and host country Bahamas.
Barbados was represented at the event by the athletes Ria Greene and Anaiah Clarke. Head Coach Ian Weithers acted in the capacity of Manager / Coach while Barbados Refereeing Director Keith Weithers officiated at the event

The next regional event for the junior athletes is the Cup of St.Joseph, Martinique hosted by CAJAD Judo Club on May 08, 2017


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