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#London2017: Jamaica remains fully behind them, Grange tells World Champs team

Friday, August 11, 2017

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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, who is currently visiting London for the IAAF World Championship, has met with Jamaica's team and has told them that the country is still fully behind them.

“I have expressed to them my own continued support and that of all of Jamaica and encouraged them to keep working hard and to persevere despite the obstacles,” Grange said in a release, today.

She said that she was assured that the spirit in the camp is high, in spite of some of the disappointments.

She said it should be remembered that the current team is mainly a young one, and there were indeed some achievements worthy of note.

She noted Omar McLeod's gold medal, Usain Bolt's bronze medal, Ristananna Tracey's courageous performance in the 400m hurdles, which earned her and Jamaica's second bronze medal and Danniel Thomas-Dodd just missing out on a shot-put bronze.

“We had women in the 400m finals, two men in the discus finals...one in the 5000m finals as well as a women's steeplechase finalist. And I believe we will pick up more medals in the relays that are to come,” she said.

Balford Henry

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