Jamaica leads in medal count among Caribbean countries in Commonwealth Games 2018

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The countries  of  the Caribbean won a total of 40 medals at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia which ended on the weekend. These included no fewer than 15 gold medals.

Jamaica held the dominant  lead among the  countries of the region with 27 medals in total – seven gold , nine silver and eleven bronze.

It was the most Jamaica has ever won at the Games and as expected, track and field accounted for the majority of the medals — 25, comprising seven gold, eight silver and 10 bronze — while there was one silver in swimming and a bronze in netball.

Trinidad and Tobago  won  three medals- two gold and one silver-while the British Virgin Islands, The BahamasGrenada, Guyana and St. Lucia  picked up one gold medal each.

The Bahamas also won 3 silver medals, bringing its total to 4 while Dominica won one silver and one bronze.

Australia placed first  in the medal count. It won a total of 198 medals – 80 gold. 59 silver and 59 bronze.

Canada placed fourth, winning  82 medals – 15 gold, 40 silver and 27 silver.

The  Commonwealth Games 2018 was the first major multi-sport event to achieve gender equality by having an equal number of events for males and females.