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Shane Brathwaite wins bronze for Barbados

Shane Brathwaite wins bronze for Barbados

Posted by Shanelle Weir on July 30, 2014

After days of frustration, Barbadians finally have something to cheer about coming out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

Shane Brathwaite won Barbados’ first medal of the championships when he finished third in the Men’s 110 metre hurdles yesterday evening. Brathwaite, the reigning National Champion, won the bronze medal in 13.49 seconds, with Jamaica’s Andrew Riley winning in 13.32 seconds. England’s Williams Sharman had to settle for the silver medal in 13.36 seconds.

It was a historic race for Barbados as for the first time ever the island was represented by three athletes in one final. Ryan Brathwaite, who has been battling heel spurs for the past year, was fifth in 13.63 seconds, while Greggmar Swift was sixth in 13.74 seconds.

Shane had qualified for the final after placing second in the opening heat yesterday morning in 13.54 seconds. Swift won his heat in 13.57 seconds while Ryan won his heat in 13.48 seconds.

In boxing, Cobia Breedy was defeated in his quarter-final match in the Men’s Lightweight Division yesterday. Breedy was defeated on points to Trinidad and Tobago’s Michael Alexander.

In Badminton, Andre Padmore went down 21-15, 21-7 to South Africa’s Prakash Vijayanath in the Men’s Singles. There was also bad news on the Women’s side with Shari Watson and Mariama Eastmond also losing their singles matches in straight sets.

Watson lost 21-12, 21-11 to Laura Minto of the Falkland Islands. Eastmond lost 21-3, 21-13 to Australia’s Verdet Kessler.

Kevin Farley won his opening Men’s Singles Table Tennis match against Kenya’s Michael Otieno 11-3, 11-9, 11-2, 11-9. However, he couldn’t overcome Trinidad and Tobago’s Dexter St. Louis, losing 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 8-11. Trevor Farley also won his opening round match before losing his second round match. Mark Dowell lost both his matches yesterday.

On the women’s side Anthonette Riley lost 4-0 to Canada’s Betty Guo while Sherrice Felix lost 4-1 to Ghana’s Bernice Borquaye. Krystal Harvey also lost her game 4-1 to Jersey’s Kelsey LeMaistre.

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