Minister of sports commends Kirani James and Team on World Championship performance

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:24 AM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, August 26, 2015 - GIS: Minister of Youth Sport and Religious Affairs, Honorable Emmalin Pierre has sent her congratulations to Kirani James on his resounding performance at the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) Word Championships.

James a native of Gouyave, St. John was unsuccessful in re-capturing the title he lost in 2013 to the immediate former champion LaShawn Merrit of the USA.

He was able though to secure third position on the podium with a time of 43.78s a season best performance. In a brief statement the Sports Minister said:

“Kirani has once again done his best while representing the people of his beloved Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

While on this occasion he was not able to take the top position he is always number one in the hearts of each and every Grenadian.

Grenada’s youth are indeed honored to have Kirani James as a role model of what a person with determination, focus and humility can achieve.

I congratulate as well his parents and family as well as his coach and support team whom I know will continue to work along with him for his continued development.

The Government of Grenada and indeed the Ministry of Sport will continue to be of service in any way possible to assist Kirani, as we all look forward to the 2016 Olympic Games.”

Kirani James will be defending his Olympic Title in August 2016, in Rio, Brazil.




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