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Bermuda’s young athletes come up short in medal hunt

Bermuda came up short in their quest to medal at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in the Isle of Man.

The Island’s eight-member team produced some impressive displays in their respective disciplines but failed to grab a place on the podium.

Jumpers Bruce DeGrilla and Akeila Richardson were the closest local athletes to medal. DeGrilla placed sixth in the men’s long jump final with a leap of 6.73 metres on Friday while Richardson finished sixth in yesterday’s women’s triple jump final with a leap of 10.78m.

Yesterday also saw cyclists Dominique Mayho and Tre’Shun Correia and swimmer Nic Patterson in action.

Correia placed 23 in the men’s criterium final and 33rd in the road race. Junior Caribbean Cycling Championship gold medalist Mayho crossed the line in 38th in the criterium and 34th in the road race final.

The two cyclists then teamed up to finish ninth overall in the team road race final.

Swimmer Patterson placed 13th yesterday’s men’s 200m butterfly final in a time of two minutes, 21.64 seconds and 15th in Saturday’s 100m butterfly in a time of 59.82. Patterson was also scheduled to compete in the men’s 100m freestyle but failed to do so.

In action on Saturday was sprinter Scott Clarke who failed to reach the men’s 200m final after running a 22.51 in the second semi-final heat.

Clarke’s compatriot Kyle Webb was also due to compete in the 200m but failed to do so.

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Published September 12, 2011 at 2:00 am (Updated September 12, 2011 at 9:21 am)

Bermuda’s young athletes come up short in medal hunt

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