Shaw fittingly wraps Antigua and Barbuda’s CCCAN performance with silver medal

Team Antigua and Barbuda won a total of five medals at the 2022 CCCAN Swimming Championships in Barbados.
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By Neto Baptiste

Ellie Shaw fittingly wrapped up the country’s participation in the CCCAN Swimming Championships with a silver medal performance on Wednesday night in Barbados.

Shaw, who won Antigua and Barbuda’s first medal in the 2022 edition of the championships on Sunday, clocked 34:93 seconds to finish second in the 50 meters breaststroke to take the country’s tally of medals to five.

The swimmer’s performance was bettered only by Isabella Berzal of Venezuela, who clocked 34:53 to take the top podium spot. Iolahna Davila of Puerto Rico was third in 35:24 seconds

The first half of team Antigua and Barbuda landed at the VC Bird International on Thursday and were greeted by a number of officials to include sports minister Daryll Matthew (left) and Director of Sports Heather Samuel-Daley. (Photo by Johnny JnoBaptiste)

Shaw won a historic gold medal in the championships when she registered a new national record and personal best of 1:16.49 (one minute, 16.49 seconds) to become the first Antigua and Barbuda female swimmer to win gold at the event.

Meanwhile, 18 & over age category competitor Stefano Mitchell won gold in the 50 meters freestyle in a time of 23:21 seconds, while clocking 51.77 seconds to win silver in the 100 meters freestyle. 

Also, Carifta gold medallist Ethan Stubbs-Green won silver in the 200 meters butterfly.

Squad:  Stefano Mitchell, Davina BartonTivon BenjaminReuben EdwardsTony GoodwinAunjelie LiddieEllie ShawEthan Stubbs-Green and Selah Wiltshire.

Staff: Wayne Mitchell and Nelson Malina Fojo (coaches), Ayesha Green (manager), and Affie Barton (chaperone).

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