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The Biggest Sports Moments Of 2023

NEW YORK, U.S.A. – On the hardwood Jonquel Jones, led the New York Liberty to the WNBA Finals, falling to the Las Vegas Aces. 

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NEW YORK, U.S.A. – On the hardwood Jonquel Jones, led the New York Liberty to the WNBA Finals, falling to the Las Vegas Aces. 

The men’s national team, with three NBA players, recorded the biggest win in the country’s history, beating Argentina on their home court to win the FIBA Pre-Olympic qualifiers and Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin led her Ole Miss Rebels to the NCAA Sweet 16, their best finish in 16 years. 

She would also come home to win the Battle4Atlantis women’s tournament.

In the pool, the CARIFTA swim team destroyed all competition in Curacao posting the top score for the 7th time in the last 8 games. The Bahamas’ goodwill team also made history in Jamaica winning that title for the very first time, bringing home 129 medals, 55 of which were gold.

On the track, The Bahamas’ CARIFTA team turned in a strong showing in front of an adoring home crowd, coming second in the medal count. 

Rhema Otabor won an NCAA title in the javelin for Nebraska and a silver medal at the Pan-Am Games. 

Keyshawn Strachan set a national javelin record. 

400m Gold Medalist Steven Gardiner ran the second-fastest time of his career and Shaunae Miller-Uibo bounced back from the birth of her child to return to action.

It was a big year for sailing as it was named the country’s national sport and a heavy emphasis was placed on youth development, a sailing council was named to help grow the sport and a national sailing academy was announced.

On the diamond, Jazz Chisholm was the face of the popular videogame  “MLB The Show”. He would go on to have an up-and-down season because of injuries but he showed his power, speed and range.

The Bahamas Games returned in a big way on the 50th anniversary of our country’s independence. New Providence ran away in the medal count with Grand Bahama and Andros trailing.

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