Greene claims first medal for Antigua Barbuda at 2018 CAC Games

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After a seven-year lull, Antigua and Barbuda gained another medal at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games as the reigning Sportsman of the year, Cejhae Greene, claimed a bronze medal in the finals of the men’s 100 metres race in Baranquilla, Colombia.
Daniel “Bakka” Bailey was the last athlete to win a medal at the Games, claiming a silver in the men’s 100m in the 2011 edition in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
The 22-year-old professional athlete, after winning his heat in a time of 10.02 seconds ahead of Guyana’s Emanuel Archibald and Colombia’s Chaverra Palomeque on Sunday, recorded a new personal best and new Games record in a time of 10 seconds flat, beating Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles games record of 10.06 seconds in 2006.
Greene, who is a former student of the Princess Margaret School and recent graduate of the University of Georgia, had to settle for the bronze medal in the controversial race in a time of 10.17 seconds, losing to silver medalist Kittitian Jason Rodgers (10.15) and gold medal winner, Nesta Carter of Jamaica (10.07).
With this finish, Greene, who is also the national 100 metres champion, gave Antigua and Barbuda its first medal at the 2018 edition of the Games and increased the total amount of medals for the country to 11 – five silver and six bronze overall since first taking part in the event in 1986.

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