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Meet the youngest members of our Commonwealth Youth Games Junior Reporting Team. Adara Richardson (left) is 12-years-old, likes llamas and hopes to be an actress some day. Javonta Neely is 15 and loves art so much she hopes to pursue it as a career in the future. The following is their account of the first few days of covering BAHCYG2017.
Written by: Adara Richardson & Javonta Neely
During the first day of the games we found our experience enlightening thanks to the display of different cultures from around the world right here in The Bahamas – 63 countries over a six day period competing all together in Nassau.
Both being Junior Reporters through photographs, interviews and videos we learned about our peers and their various ethnicities. During our interviews we learned about the different disciplines, different goals and their determination to help them get further in their sports career.
From the interviews we recognized a certain trend of dedication, determination, perseverance and hard training and we took this into consideration and decided that we should do the same with our activities.
On Thursday we went to the Betty Kelly-Kenning National Swim Complex where we viewed the races like Women’s and Men’s 400m medley, the Women’s and Men’s 50m backstroke along with the the Women’s and Men’s 100m freestyle.
From the Swim Complex we headed to the Kendall G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium where boxing was held we interviewed 60 kilo boxer Charles Frankham (Undefeated European Junior Champion) and his coach Mickey Bristol where we talked about his goals for the future and how he feels to be in The Bahamas competing in the Commonwealth Youth Games. We also interviewed Lennox Boyce and he discussed how it felt to be home, competing against other countries and internationally.
It was amazing to see different countries come together to compete. We feel like this is a great experience because so many people of different backgrounds can express their cultures and experience The Bahamas first hand seeing that being here is a first for many.