CARIFTA Games

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Plaque name:

CARIFTA Games

Location:

NACAC HQ, Departamento de Recreacion y Deportes de Puerto Rico – DRD, Sector Buenos Aires 2, Calle Los Angeles Final, Santurce, Puerto Rico. San Juan , 00984

Plaque awarded:

22/04/2019

Reason

Plaque category - Competition

The CARIFTA Games, founded in 1972, were inaugurated by Austin Sealy, then president of the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados. The CARIFTA Games have become a conveyor belt of talent for the entire Caribbean region. It was from CARIFTA that ‘Lightning Bolt’ first emerged on the international stage. More recently global champions Kirani James and Shaunae Miller have become the latest in the long line of champions produced.

The recipient will be the IAAF Area Association, NACAC.

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