Saturday, December 16, 2017

NAAA hails medal-winners

 The National Association of Athletics Administration (NAAA) yesterday congratulated athletes Ayana Alexander, Lalonde Gordon, Cleopatra Borel and Jehue Gordon on their medal-winning performances at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland. 

And NAAA press release yesterday noted that prior to the games, only 12 other athletes had won two or more medals at Commonwealth level but that, “Ayana’s bronze medal leap placed her amongst this elite group of athletes, having secured a silver medal in Delhi, India (2010). Lalonde Gordon produced his season’s best time of 44.78 to secure the bronze as he continues to show the world that he is a force to be reckoned with. Cleopatra now has three Commonwealth medals to her name, having won bronze in Melbourne, Australia (2006), silver in Delhi, India (2010), and now silver in Glasgow. She has been a consistent performer over the years and dedicated to her training and her skills.”

Of Jehue Gordon, the release said: “After a rough season of up’s and down’s, Jehue ran his heart out giving 100 per cent and achieved his season’s best time of 48.75 which was good enough for silver.” 

The release ended by stating that, “once again track and field has shown its prowess on the world stage, having so far secured four medals at these Commonwealth Games, two silver and two bronze. NAAA wishes the best of luck to the rest of the track and field contingent for the duration of the games as they continue their quest for more precious metal.”