Antigua and Barbuda celebrates first female Medalist, LaNica Locker

Antigua and Barbuda celebrates first female Medalist, LaNica Locker, at Commonwealth Youth Games 2023

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St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda: The Antigua and Barbuda Athletics Association (ABAA) has recently felt pride while announcing that the country has gained its first female – LaNica Locker, who won medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023.

The Association announced, “And she has done it ladies and gentlemen. The first female from Antigua and Barbuda to win a medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.”

It mentioned that LaNica Locker wins our only medal at the 2023 instalment of the games and it is a Bronze medal.

In a very competitive 200m field she finished in 23.56 seconds to claim the 3rd spot, announced ABAA.

With all pride and excitement, the Association stated that this is history in the making for Antigua and Barbuda stand up and salute the young lady.

“Well done to all the athletes that attended this games. What a way to bring the curtain down on the 2023 Track Season for our juniors,” it outlined through official social media.

The athlete has garnered praise and appreciation from all over the nation. Prime Minister and the sports ministry of the country lauded her for becoming first female to secure a medal.

This announcement was made following the Association announced that Antigua and Barbuda has one more race to run at the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad. After 3 competitive days it comes down to the women’s U-18 200 m finals.

It expressed, “We have our very own LaNica Locker who is seeking to pick up the nation’s first medal at this year instalment or the games.”

According to the update, Antigua and Barbuda has won medals in previous commonwealth youth games, in 2011 in India, Tahir Wash won Gold in the 100 m and Silver in the 200 m. Along with this, in 2017 in the Bahamas, Sheldon Noble won Gold in the Long Jump.