Rikkiya Brathwaite from the British Virgin Islands has been promoted to TOP 40 in Miss World 2019!

22-year-old Rikkiya Brathwaite from British Virgin Islands won a sports competition organized under the name of Miss World’s International Sports Day 2019 and she was promoted to the TOP 40 of this year’s Miss World final! In physical struggles, she beat thirty-one competitors, including 20-year-old Nyekachi Douglas from Nigeria (2nd place) and 21-year-old Tya Janè Ramey from Trinidad and Tobago (3rd place). 

Miss World’s International Sports Day 2019 was held on Thursday, November 28 at the Lee Valley Athletics Center in London. The candidates were divided into four groups: yellow, blue, green and red. The girls passed the stage of fitness tests and shuttle runs, after which thirty-two finalists were selected!

(Miss World 2019 participants during the International Sport Day, photo: Miss World)

To receive the Top Sports Woman (Miss World Sport) title and direct promotion to TOP 40 during the Miss World 2019 Grand Final, the finalists of sports competitions had to get through a 60-meter sprint, long jump, 20-meter shuttle runs or 4x200m relay.

The most athletic Miss World 2019’s participant is 22-year-old Rikkiya Brathwaite from the British Virgin Islands. This year’s Top Sports Woman (Miss World Sport) measures 170 cm tall and is a beginner actress. She is interested in dance, singing and playing the piano.

(Rikkiya Brathwaite during sport competitions – Miss World Sport 2019, photos: Miss World/Facebook)

20-year-old Nyekachi Douglas from Nigeria (2nd place) and 21-year-old Tya Janè Ramey from Trinidad and Tobago (3rd place) also took the podium.

(from the left: Miss Nigeria, Miss British Virgin Islands and Miss Trinidad and Tobago, photo: Miss World/Facebook)

In addition to the above-mentioned TOP 3 the competition was attended by representatives of England, Angola, Aruba, Belarus, France, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Spain, Honduras, Northern Ireland, Japan, Canada, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Costa Rica, Luxembourg, Moldova, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Portugal, Sierra Leone, United States, Scotland, Uganda, Ukraine and the Cook Islands.

It is worth knowing that Rikkiya Brathwaite is the first representative of British Virgin Islands in history who received the promotion to semi-final in the Miss World pageant! Congratulations!

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