JAMAICA ALL THE WAY: Gold medal winner, Jamaica's Usain Bolt, centre,
celebrates yesterday with his teammate Warren Weir, left, and Yohan Blake after the men's 200-metre final in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. —Photo: AP
Govt sends congrats to Bolt
THE Government yesterday congratulated Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on his London 2012 Olympic achievements.
Communications Minister Jamal Mohammed noted that Bolt was the only man in history to win the 100 and 200-metre races consecutively at the Olympics.
Bolt represented Jamaica yesterday in the 200-metre race, where he won gold.
Jamaica made a clean sweep in the race as their athletes also won the silver and bronze medals.
At the post-Cabinet press briefing at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair, Mohammed said that the Government was "delighted" by the positive results of local athletes who were competing in the Olympics.
"We have one medal and we are still in a position to gain other medals before the games come to a conclusion over the weekend," said Mohammed.
He was referring to the bronze medal win of Lalonde Gordon, who scored victory in the men's 400-metre race.
"The best form of tribute we can pay to our athletes who are representing Trinidad and Tobago is to make sure they are in a position to be on the top of their game and at the peak of their capabilities for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil," said Mohammed.
Cabinet, he said, held preliminary discussions on possible rewards for local athletes when they return to Trinidad and Tobago. —Anna Ramdass