-Kadecia Baird chins up silver medal, area record and pride
The ‘Closer’ has done it again.
With an unprecedented silver medal run, Guyanese sprint phenom Kadecia Baird lived up to her uncanny nickname and shut the curtains on her country’s foray at the 14th IAAF World Junior Championships with aplomb. The 17-year old’s show was the overture that lofted the Golden Arrowhead at the global event in Barcelona , Spain .
In the final race for a Guyanese at the six-day meet, the USA-based Kadeica plied a classic presentation of her prospering potential to circle the 400m lap in 51.04s for the medal – the first ever for Guyana at these championships. She dropped her one-month old personal best (PR) by a whopping second and a tenth and, also, gathered the area junior (AJ) record for all of South America .