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Bermuda enjoy medal haul in Barbados

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Bermuda’s victorious relay teams in Barbados (Photograph supplied)

Bermuda added to their medal haul at the Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships in Bridgetown, Barbados, by clinching eight medals, including two golds, yesterday.

The first gold came from Elan Daley in the girls 13-14 200 metres freestyle, touching the wall in a winning time of 2min 8.56sec, more than three seconds ahead of Maria Yegres, of Venezuela.

Daley also added a bronze medal to her personal medal collection as part of the girls 13-14 4x100 freestyle team along with Josephine Duerden, Taylor White and Jaedyn Judd, in a time of 4:07.44.

Bermuda’s second gold of the day was won by Logan Watson-Brown in the girls 15-17 200 freestyle, in 2:06.33, more than two seconds ahead of Dalahi Meza Coronado. Watson-Brown also came agonisingly close to adding a further bronze medal to her collection in the 50 butterfly, finishing fourth, just 0.01 behind Keyla Brown.

Madelyn Moore enjoyed an impressive day in the pool winning two silver medals. The first came in the girls 18-and-over 50 fly, where she finished in 28.26 secs, just 0.10 behind winner Lismar Lyon. She followed that up with her second silver in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:06.46, more than two seconds behind winner Krystal Lara. As well as helping the girls 13-14 4x100 freestyle team win bronze, White also added a silver medal in 100 backstroke, in a time of 1:09.27.

There was also medal delight for the girls 11-12 4x100 freestyle relay team consisting of Imojen Judd, Giada Dudley-Pun, Pippa Charleson and Bella Howes, who finished second in 4:17.15.

However, there was one final medal added to Bermuda’s tally yesterday, with the boys 11-12 4x100 freestyle team of Giulio Ligori, Brandon Adkins, Flynn Watson-Brown and Elijah Daley, winning bronze in a time of 4:06.94, taking the nation’s tally to 15 medals overall.

On Saturday, Bermuda captured six more medals, including two gold. Watson-Brown, in the 15-17 age group, led the way with two medals — gold in the 100 butterfly in 1:4.33 and silver in the 50 backstroke in 30.32.

Elan Daley got her campaign off to a good start with Bermuda’s second gold, in the 13-14 50 backstroke in 31.43.

The other silver medals were won by Judd in 11-12 50 backstroke in 32.65, Moore in the 18 and over 50 backstroke in 30.65 and Elijah Daley in the 11-12 100 butterfly in 1:04.08.

Taylor White with her silver medal from the 100 backstroke (Photograph supplied)
Leading from the front: Logan Watson-Brown captured a gold and silver medal on Saturday (Photograph supplied)
Golden girl: Elan Daley on the podium after her backstroke success (Photograph supplied)
Leading from the front: Logan Watson-Brown captured a gold and silver medal on Saturday (Photograph supplied)
Madelyn Moore (Photograph supplied)