FORMER national athlete Alvin Daniel commended the TT junior athletes for their effort at the 2022 Carifta Games but said TT must close the gap on regional powerhouse Jamaica.

It was the first Carifta Games since 2019 because of the covid19 pandemic. The 2022 edition was held from Saturday-Monday at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

TT ended the Carifta Games with 23 medals – two gold, 11 silver and ten bronze.

Jamaica topped the table with 97 medals (47 gold, 32 silver, 18 bronze), Bahamas were second with 17 medals (four gold, six silver, seven bronze) and the British Virgin Islands ended third with seven medals (four gold, two silver, one bronze).

TT were fourth on the medal table, but second in terms of the number of medals won. The medal table is based on the number of gold medals earned.

Daniel, a former Olympian, said...