Ministry of Sports congratulates World Championships athletes

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:22 PM

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Hon. Patrick simmonsST GEORGE'S, Grenada, August 30, 2011 - The Ministry of Youth Empowerment & Sports would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our athletes who continue to make us proud and most recently Kirani James and Rondell Bartholomew for their splendid performances at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

The victory by Kirani James is another testament of the ability of our sportsmen and women to excel at the highest level.

Following the race on Tuesday morning I journeyed along with Prime Minister Tillman Thomas to meet the family of Kirani in Gouyave, St John.

We have expressed sincere congratulations on behalf of the Government and people of Grenada. Let me also express congratulations to Rondell for persevering to the end despite an injury a reflection of grit and determination.

I would also like to congratulate Albert Joseph for his coaching skills and ability to lead and motivate our athletes. Let me also convey best wishes to Ms. Janelle Redhead as she embarks on her journey in the 200 metres on Thursday.

Finally, let me reiterate's the Ministry's commitment to work with the National Sports Council, Parish Councils and the Grenada Olympic Committee to ensure we provide knowledgeable coaches, quality facilities and committed administrators to meet the demands and talent of our athletes.

Patrick Simmons Minister for Youth Empowerment & Sports






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