CARIFTA GAMES: Did they make a mistake with Keo Davis position?

In this screenshot of the finish line, Vincentian Keo Davis’ body cleared the finish line third, ahead of Bahamian Ishmael Rolle, but Davis was given third place. Screenshot: Sylvorne Harry

By Admin. Updated 9:45 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2022, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Vincentian sprinter Keo Davis temporarily fell short of his true position in a 100 meter race at the CARIFTA games currently being held in Jamaica.

That was the view of many individuals on social media who watched the finals of the Boys Under 17 – 100 meter race on Saturday, April 16, 2022.

At the end of the race, the commentator called third place for Keo Davis, but the preliminary charts had Mr. Davis positioned at number four.

A screenshot of the race itself, however, shows that Mr. Davis clearly finished third as he crossed the finish line before Bahamian athlete Ishmael Rolle.

The preliminary scorecard for the race.

The final results of the race, however, produced the correct results with Keo Davis placing third with a time of 10.77 seconds.

The final results of the Under 17 Boys 100 Meter Dash. Results can be accessed here.

Full results for all events can be accessed here.

View a snippet of the full race here published by VC3 television.

The CARIFTA games:

CARIFTA stands for the Caribbean Free Trade Association.

Teams from across the Caribbean region are in Jamaica for the 49th staging of the CARIFTA games which began today, Saturday, April 16, 2022, at the National Stadium in Kingston. The games will conclude on Monday, April 18, 2022.

According to Sports Max, the Games were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic but has now resumed in earnest as the best junior athletes in the region pit their talents against each other over three days of intense competition with Jamaica hosting for the eighth time.

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