VI Commonwealth Youth Games



The VI Commonwealth Youth Games held at Nassau, Bahamas from 18th to 23rd July, 2017. The said Games were the largest international sporting event ever hosted in the Bahamas, and the largest-ever edition of the Youth Games, with up to 1000 athletes aged 14-18 set to make the most of an inspiring and immersive mix of impactful sporting competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.


In the Thomas Robinson Stadium, The opening ceremony began with the traditional parade of athletes, led out by Samoa, host to the last edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2015. During the ceremony, the Prime Minster of Bahamas Hurt Minnis declared the games officially open.

The loudest cheer was, as expected, reserved for the host nation, who entered the iconic venue to rapturous applause.

Once all athletes who were taking part in the opening ceremony had arrived, the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton was carried into the arena by young Bahamian competitors Shaquiel Higgs and Katelyn Cabral.

Cyril, Scott, Erica and Tanya Robinson, the children of legendary Bahamian track and field athlete Thomas A.Robinson – who the stadium is named after – also held the Baton, which is due to stay in the Caribbean nation. 

A carnival-style party, packed full of Caribbean flavour, then ensued, beginning with Wendi Lewis and Dyson Knight giving a rendition of I’m Next, the official song of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

By the time the last performer – local reggae, dance and electronic star Julien Believe – had taken the microphone, athletes had joined the artist on the stage before a troupe of junkanoo dancers, representing a popular street parade held every Boxing Day and New Year's Day, led the athletes out of the stadium amid a spectacular display of fireworks.

Participating Nations

64

Participants

1000 athletes

Sports/Disciplines

9 Disciplines

Athletics, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Rugby Sevens, Swimming and Tennis.


Pakistan's Participation in VI Commonwealth Youth Games

5-member Pakistan Contingent participated in the VI Commonwealth Youth Games - 2017. The following were the members of Pakistan Contingent:-

Officials
1.
Mr. Khial Zad Gul Team Leader
2.
Mrs. Shamim Akhar Official
Swimming
3.
Mr. Muhammad Asif Official
4.
Mr. Kawas Behram Aga Swiimmer
5.
Miss Bisma Khan -do-


The top three winners were: England, Australia and New Zealand


       Medal Tally of VI Commonwealth Youth Games

Rank
 Nation
Medals
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1
 England
23
16
12
51
2
 Australia
14
14
11
39
3
 New Zealand
8
14
9
31
4
 Scotland
8
6
7
21
5
 South Africa
8
3
7
18
6
 Singapore
7
4
6
17
7
 India
4
1
6
11
8
 Kenya
3
1
0
4
9
 Canada
2
7
9
18
10
 Wales
2
6
5
13
11
 Northern Ireland
2
5
5
12
12
 Jamaica
2
3
4
9
13
 Trinidad and Tobago
2
2
1
5
14
 Saint Lucia
2
0
0
2
 Zambia
2
0
0
2
16
 Bahamas
1
2
10
13
17
 Bermuda
1
0
1
2
 Samoa
1
0
1
2
19
 Antigua and Barbuda
1
0
0
1
 Guernsey
1
0
0
1
 Uganda
1
0
0
1
22
 Cyprus
0
4
2
6
23
 Sri Lanka
0
2
0
2
24
 British Virgin Islands
0
1
1
2
25
 Dominica
0
1
0
1
 Guyana
0
1
0
1
 Isle of Man
0
1
0
1
 Mozambique
0
1
0
1
29
 Botswana
0
0
3
3
30
 Fiji
0
0
2
2
31
 Grenada
0
0
1
1
 Namibia
0
0
1
1
 Rwanda
0
0
1
1
 Tanzania
0
0
1
1
 Turks and Caicos Islands
0
0
1
1
Total
95
95
107
105

          Pakistan did not secure any position in VI Commonwealth Youth Games - 2017.