July 24th, 2017
Roseau, Dominica. Dominica secured a silver medal at the recently concluded Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Games thanks to a run of 21.61s in the 200m event from Danelson Mahautiere, a U-18 national record and personal best for the rising athlete. Danelson also competed in the finals of the 100m, missing out on 3rd place by a fraction of a second, whilst also achieving another U-18 national record and personal best with a time of 10.61s.
Above: Danelson Mahautiere with his silver medal from the 200m event at the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games
The remaining results from the Dominica delegation are as follows:
Track & Field – Male
Event: Long Jump, 12th, 5.83m
Track and Field -Female
Event: Long Jump, 11th, 4.84m (Personal Best)
Event: 200m, 7th in Heat 4 (DNA to quarterfinals), 27.47s
Event: Javelin, 11th, 34.46m
Boxing – Male
Event: 64kg, Quarterfinal (via bye), R2 RSC – Round 2 Referee Stopped Competition
Levi Joseph –
Event: 60kg, Quarterfinal (via bye), R2 RSC – Round 2 Referee Stopped Competition
Mr. Doctrove and Ms. Baron were both were invited to conduct medal presentations at the Bahamas 2017 CYG (Judo -48kg Female Final and Women’s Boxing 51kg Final respectively), in addition to attending various forums and receptions, which included the opportunity to meet with Dominica’s Baroness Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth Nations.
Right: Mr. Billy Doctrove – DOC President, Center: Baroness Scotland, Left: Ms. Phyllis Baron – DOC Secretary General
Mr. Billy Doctrove, President of the Dominica Olympic Committee commented “ On behalf of the Dominican public, and in particular that of the Dominica Olympic Committee I want to extend our heartiest congratulations to Danelson Mahautiere on a wonderful performance at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas. His silver medal in the 200m was an outstanding performance and it showed that with hard work success will come” In addition he commented “I also want to take this opportunity to thank the coaches and the athletes, as all of them have displayed and shown they are very happy working with the present of this Dominica Olympic Committee and I am hoping we can continue to build on these sentiments” In closing he stated “Our athletes showed lots of pride, lots of pride and lots of determination and all we are asking they continue along these lines and they will get the necessary support from the Dominica Olympic Committee. When our athletes show promise, when our athletes display a high level of competence and performances and determination we will be there in there corner 110%.”
(Listen to full voice clip from Mr. Billy Doctrove, President of the Dominica Olympic Committee attached)
The team is expected to return on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 3:40pm at the Douglas-Charles Airport. The athletes were accompanied by DOC President – Mr. Billy Doctrove, DOC Secretary General –Ms. Phyllis Baron and Coaches Melissa Alfred and Job Joseph.
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Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games
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