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Gumbs wins historic medal for BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) has won a bronze – it’s first medal ever at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

Discuss thrower Dijimon Gumbs received the medal yesterday with a heave of 56.24m.

The event was won by Connor Bell from New Zealand (63:12m), and the second place finisher was James Tomlinson from Wales (60:11m).

During the opening ceremony at the competition underway in Nassau, Bahamas, bronze medalist Gumbs also served as the BVI’s flag bearer.

“The BVI stood proud among the 71 participating countries as they marched across the stadium in front of a very large crowd,” said the BVI Olympic Committee, which is operating in its capacity as the BVI Commonwealth Games Association.

Other athletes from the BVI also performed in a number of events, but they did not medal. They are tennis player Adrian Baijnauth, discuss thrower Diamante Gumbs who achieved a new personal best of 50.67m, long Jumper Arianna Hayde, as well as sprinters Joshua Hill and Mikkel Bassue.

The competitions will continue today with Dijimon and Diamante Gumbs in the shot put, as well as Beyonce DeFreitas and Mikkel Bassue in the 200 metres.

On Day 4 of the championship tomorrow (July 22), Arianna Hayde will compete in the women’s javelin.

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