T&T cops Commonwealth gold

T&T cops Commonwealth gold|T&T cops Commonwealth gold
Men’s 200m gold medalist Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards on the podium at Carrara Stadium during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia, Friday, April 13, 2018.
Associated Press / Mark Schiefelbein

Trinidad and Tobago came away with three medals — two gold and one silver — in the recent Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Sprinter Michelle Lee-Ayhee took gold in the women’s 100m, while Jereem Richards, 24, won gold in the men’s 200-meter final and Dylan Carter got silver in the men’s 50m butterfly.

Richards and Anguilla-born Zharnel Hughes, representing England, crossed the finish line in 20.12 seconds but Hughes was initially declared the winner after a photo finish.

But the 22-year-old was disqualified after his left arm made contact with Richards, the 2017 IAAF World Championships bronze medalist.

Meanwhile, veteran St. Lucia jumper Levern Spencer made history for her country when she won a gold medal in the women’s high jump competition.

Spencer ended her nation’s frustrating 56-year wait for a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

Associated Press / Mark Schiefelbein

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