George finishes fifth in 200m finals

South American Games

Winston George

Guyana’s medal count remained at five, following the penultimate day of the South American Games being staged in Bolivia.

Yesterday saw Winston George placing fifth in the men’s 200m final after snaring a bronze medal a day earlier in the 400m event.

The national 400m record holder narrowly missed gold in 45.67s, just off Brazil’s Lucas Carvalho’s winning time of 45.61s, and Columbian silver medalist, Yilmar Madera’s 45.64s on Wednesday.

 Other medalists for Guyana’s 11 member contingent include javelin thrower, Leslain Baird, hurdler, Jenea McCammon and boxers, Keevin Allicock and Colin Lewis.

Baird, set a new national record of 79 metres, en route to earning a silver medal. He was tied for second with Argentina’s Braian Toledo, behind the winner from Colombia, Arley Ibarguen, who threw 80 metres.

McCammon won bronze in 13.39s. She was led by fellow podium dwellers, Genesis Fernandez (13.08s) of Colombia and Peru’s Diana Alava (13.36s).

Boxers, Allicock (bantamweight) and Lewis (light welterweight) also earned bronze medals for the Golden Arrowhead. Despite losing their respective semi-final bouts, the pair will return home with hardware.

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