While Rikkoi Brathwaite still holds a medal for the British Virgin Islands in the 2018 CARIFTA Games, the BVI sprinter has moved one place down on the podium.
The 19-year-old runner had been awarded a silver medal in the Under-20 Boys 100-metre dash on Saturday evening, March 31.
However, after replaying the highly-competitive race, officials realised Brathwaite had in fact finished behind Bahamian sprinters Joel Johnson and Adrian who ran 10.31 and 10.43 seconds, respectively.
Brathwaite’s actually time is 10.46 seconds, which means his silver medal will be swapped for a bronze.
Speaking with BVI News after Saturday’s race, Brathwaite had said: “I have been working for this medal for a long time and finally, the hard work pay off.”
“It was a good race. I got out really well – pushing and driving the way I was supposed to. I would say I need to work on the end of my race but I worked on it enough to hold on for a [bronze],” he added.
Brathwaite also competed in the preliminary round of the Boys 200-metre event on April 1 and finished third.
He ran 21.40 seconds to advance to the next round of the 200-metre competition. He will compete on Monday, April 2.
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