Bermuda athletes in action in Samoa
Three of Bermuda’s athletes were in action yesterday on the opening day of the Junior commonwealth Games in Samoa, with squash player Susanna Armaro losing her opening match in the girls’ singles to the third seed Harshit Kaur Jawanda of India.
Sprinter Tahje Taylor and middle-distance runner David Darrell, who carried the Bermuda flag during Friday’s opening ceremony, were also in action with Taylor placing seventeenth overall in the 100 metres in a personal best time of 11.01sec and narrowly missing qualifying for the semi-finals.
Darrell finished ninth in the 1,500 metres in 4:37.99, with the winning time of 3:39.80 run by Kumari Taki of Kenya another Kenyan, Lawi Kosgel, was second in 3:40.77 and Brodie Modini of Australia third in 3:55.38.
Bermuda’s fourth athlete, Tiara DeRosa, will be in action today in the girls’ discus and tomorrow in the shot event.
There are over 50 countries with approximately 1,000 athletes competing in the Games. The athletes will compete in nine different sports. aquatics, archery, athletics, boxing, lawn bowls, rugby 7’s, squash, tennis and weightlifting.