Grenada Government applauds Meleni Rodney's medal run

Monday, August 25, 2014 0:10 PM - George's, Grenada
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GEORGE’S, GRENADA, August 24, 2014 – GIS: Grenada's Meleni Rodney has won the island's first ever medal at the World Youth Olympics presently taking place in Nanjing, China. Rodney finished in a time of 53.33s in the 400m female event to take home the bronze medal.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs Honorable Emmalin Pierre was elated at the news of Grenada's latest sporting triumph. Minister Pierre stated that Rodney's victory is yet another example of the ability of Grenada's youth once they remain focused and disciplined in going after their goals in life.

Minister Pierre was also high in praise for the different sporting associations on their continued achievements in 2014. She pointed to the Gold Medal of Kirani James and Bronze of Kurt Felix at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and the domination of Team Grenada at the Windward Island School Games 2014, as indicators that the island is on the right path in the area of sports.

Rodney's medal is an inspiration to Grenada's youthful athletes, their coaches, their parents, supporters and clubs and indeed the whole nation.

Government, for its part, continues to work in conjunction with the various sporting associations to ensure that facilities, such as the brand new athletic stadium, are properly developed and utilized to aid our athletes.

Grenada was also represented at the second ever Youth Olympics by, flag bearer, Josh Boateng in the Men's discus, and Kerry Ollivierre and Mia Benjamin in Swimming. The Minister offers congratulations to the entire team, on behalf of the Government and people of Grenada.






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