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Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 Stats: Who were the best performing nations?

From August 4 to August 11, 2023, the islands of Trinidad and Tobago hosted the seventh iteration of the Commonwealth Youth Games. Taking place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 welcomed young athletes from 71 different countries. The event, also known as Trinbago 2023, featured over 1,000 young competitors ranging from 14 to 18 years old. 

The athletes represented their nations in seven disciplines, namely Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Cycling, Fast5 netball, Rugby sevens, Swimming, and Triathlon. Para-Athletics was introduced for the first time which marked an inclusive step for the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023. Originally slated for 2021, Trinbago 2023 had to be postponed due to the unforeseen circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The Opening Ceremony of the Games

The Opening Ceremony on August 4 set the tone with a carnival-style extravaganza that not only dazzled the audience but also paid tribute to the Caribbean heritage. Performances by the Kiddies Carnival Kings and Queens were coordinated by the sounds of youth steel pan musicians. A continuation of the Emancipation Day festival on August 1, the ceremony painted a vivid picture of Trinidad and Tobago’s vibrant culture and history.

A sensational performance by Freetown Collective, who performed “Stay Ready,” the Official Song of the Games, was one of the highlights of the ceremony. Christine Kangaloo, the President of Trinidad and Tobago, and Dame Louise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, extended a warm welcome to the athletes and marked the official commencement of the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023.

Among the 71 nations participating, 14 hailed from the Americas, including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, along with the host nation of Trinidad and Tobago.

Who were the best performing nations?

With an overall 64 medals, including 26 gold, 17 silver, and 21 bronze medals, Australia was the best performing nation at the Commonwealth Youth Games 2023. England and Scotland stood second and third respectively on the standings, bagging 49 and 28 medals overall. Host nation Trinidad and Tobago also had a good outing as they placed seventh, collecting 4 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze medals. We will now take a look at the performances of various nations at the event.

RankNationGoldTotal medals
4South Africa720
7Trinidad and Tobago415
8Northern Ireland48
10Cayman Islands26
15New Zealand03
16Isle of Man02
19Saint Lucia01

(Note – Here, total Medals include Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals.)

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