The sporting action at Trinbago 2023 drew to a close on 10 August, with an abundance of stunning medal performances in FAST5 Netball, Beach Volleyball, Athletics and Para Athletics and Cycling - Track.
Australia topped the final medal table with 26 golds after a strong final day, with England finishing second, Scotland third and the hosts an excellent seventh with 15 medals in total.
Athletics and Para Athletics
On a pulsating final day on the track and field, eleven medal events took place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, with Guyana clinching the final gold medal of the Games in the 4x400m mixed relay.
It was an excellent night for Nigeria, who won three gold medals, including a Games record winning time in the 4x100m mixed relay. They also claimed both 200m titles, with Samuel Uchenna Ogazi and Faith Okwose claiming the double in both the men’s and women’s event.
In the women’s 800m, Phoebe Gill of England produced a stunning performance to win gold and break Caster Semenya’s Games record, a record that had stood since Pune 2008.
Australia’s Jackson Love won the men’s long jump T38 title in the final Para Athletics event of the Games..
The inaugural FAST5 Netball competition was won by Australia, who beat South Africa 39-29 in a hard-fought final match in front of an appreciative crowd.
In one of the most exciting t games of the tournament, England had earlier beaten Scotland to the bronze medal, fending off a strong second half comeback to win 34-29.
Canada’s Beach Volleyball teams collected their country’s first and second gold medals of the Games, taking a clean sweep of both men’s and women’s competitions.
Calinda Kok and Katarina Drozd beat Australia’s Jasmine Rayner and Cameron Zajer 2-0 to take the women’s title, while Oliver Toomes and Andon Kiriakou defeated England’s pair of Peter Soczewka and Rob Morgan, also in two sets.
Cycling - Track
Australia’s cyclists had another strong day at the velodrome, collecting five of the seven gold medals on offer.
Ryan Tate took both the 1km time trial and keirin titles, while there was also joy for Keira Will, Liliya Tatarin and Samuel McKee.
Calum Moir and Sarah Johnson of Scotland claimed the other two gold medals on offer on the night, while Makaira Wallace and Syndel Samaroo of Trinidad and Tobago delighted the home crowd by picking up a silver and bronze medal in the women’s and men’s keirin respectively.