Congratulatory messages below
SKN wins first Carifta gold in seven years (SKNVibes)
Adrian Williams, a 14 year old athlete from Butlers Village, Nevis shocked the Caribbean Track & Field sports world at the 2010 Carifta Games being held in the Cayman Island over the Easter weekend. With just one year of training in the Javelin, Adrian captured the Gold medal with a throw of 57.86m in the first Day of competition at the National stadium. Adrian defeated Barbadian thrower, Janiel Craigg, into second place with the same distance, followed by Gerrio Rahming of the Bahamas with 57.74m. The meet officials had to go to the second distance thrown to separate the two athletes with Williams at 57.42m and Craigg at 56.85m. Williams took the lead with his fourth throw after being in second place after round one and in third place for the next two rounds. His series of throws were 57.42m, 55.14m, 56.17m, 57.86m, 54.35m, FOUL.
In an interview with Terry Finisterre after winning the Gold, Adrian stated that he just threw a Javelin during a training session and was noticed (by Head coach of the Gladiators Track Club, Mr. Wakely Daniel) who recognized his talent. He then started training with Coach Denzil Parris and with a few weeks left before Carifta Games was put under the tutelage of National Record holder in the Javelin, Mr. Colin Walters. Williams has consistently thrown over 50 metres during Development meets and at the Carifta Trials in St. Kitts where he threw over 56m. He was tipped to be a Gold medal favourite for the St. Kitts-Nevis team (see article below).
Adrian attends the Gingerland Secondary School and is currently in 3rd Form. He is the son of Glennette Williams of Butlers Village, St. James.
Note: Adrian's distance of 57.86m would have placed him 4th in the Under 20 Male Javelin, just completed.
Previous article on 27/03/10: Adrian Williams (of GSS/Nevis) pegged as Carifta gold favourite
Throwing over 56m at the Carifta Trials in St. Kitts Most oustanding athletes at the Carifta Trials Winning the 100m event
MESSAGES TO ADRIAN WILLIAMS
Deslyn: Am sooooooooooo proud of you ... keep it up. Blessings
Vanessa: Nice, keep our youths close and show them that we care. Nice. Congrats
Eustace: Yeah, they did a great job and I trust that next time they will have more company and that they all will medal.
Julia: Well done to both Adrian and Tesril. You have made us proud.
Deslyn: Yep keep it up guys we are really proud..... loving the jobs you have done
Tessa: Yeah...Go Adrian! I'm soooooo proud of you. Keep it up!
Clareisa: Proud of you adrian!!!
Shamyse: Congrats Adrian for bringing home the gold metal u deserved it
Trish: Congrats Adrian, the whole of st.kitts and nevis is sooo proud of u ....
Vera: Congratulation going out to Adrian Williams, i was amazed that u were competing with so many other persons and won, well done!!!
Gyselle: Gold for St. Kitts-Nevis, well done Adrian Williams! Nevisian youth did well!!
Earl: CONGRATULATIONS TO ADRIAN!!! Great to Win the Gold in the Carifta Games in the JAVELIN. Love and keep up the good work you are doing ... Cheers to another Nevisian son of the soil.
Jeanette: ALL NEVIS IS PROUD OF ADRIAN WILLIAMS
Coleen: So he is from that side of the Federation?
Heidi: Congrats Adrian! Bring it home for Butlers! Bring it home for Nevis! Bring it home for St. Kitts-Nevis!
Curdis: Good job Butlers, St James / Nevis !! .... Thats the way to go St. Kitts/Nevis
Adele: I couldn't believe he was in first place .... they were busy talking about them bigger islands ... was so disappointed in the commentary ... proud of adrian
Daniella: AND MORE TO COME ... LOOK OUT FOR US NEXT YR
Robina: Adrian, Congratulations! Thanks for that gold medal.
Deslyn: Congratulations you doing us proud
Clareisa: Yaaayy mi boy ... am so proud of him!!
Shane: Congrats Adrian
Shamyse: Congrats adrian u did us proud!!!!!!!!