DeCheynelle Thomas won bronze medal in CARIFTA Games. (Credits: St. Kitts Nevis Riddim, Facebook)

DeCheynelle Thomas to represent St Kitts and Nevis in CARIFTA Games 2024

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis is proud to announce that DeCheynelle Thomas becomes the first qualifier for the CARIFTA Games set for Grenada in 2024.

Notably, she clocked a time of 57.30 in the 400m Under 17 Women’s Championship and won bronze. She has made everyone proud of her performance at CARIFTA in the Bahamas earlier this year at the age of just fourteen (14).

It is to be noted that she is the youngest and tiniest competitor in the field, and she made her presence felt in a BIG way.

Denzil Llewellyn Douglas, who is serving as a Foreign Minister, extended his good wishes for Thomas through his official Facebook handle.  

Her hard work, passion and spectacular performance towards the games earned her this huge victory as she was applauded for her achievement by everyone.

Deputy Prime Minister Geoffrey Hanley congratulated and thanked Thomas for her hard work and dedication and especially for making the country proud of herself.

Grenada will host the 2024 CARIFTA Games, which will be taking place at the Spice Isle. 

CARIFTA Games 2024

CARIFTA Games will be scheduled from March 31-April 1, 2024, in Grenada as the nation announced that it will host the 52st edition of the CARIFTA Games next year.

Grenada won the bid to host the 2024 games sixteen (16) to four (4) against Trinidad and Tobago.

The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition which was founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CRIFTA). For the first time, games were held in 1972 and consisted of track and field events, including,

– Hurdles 

– Middle-distance track events

– Sprint races

– Relays

– Jumping and throwing events

The games consist of two age categories such as Under-17 (under 18 until 2017) and 20. Only those countries may compete in the competition who are associated with CARIFTA games.

The last CARIFTA Games were held in the Bahamas from April 7-9, 2023, at the Thomas Robinson Stadium.