Grange hails sports achievements

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated national representatives for “a weekend of sports achievement” which she calls “a fitting gift as Jamaica celebrates 54 years of Independence.

Minister Grange said: “We have witnessed a weekend of sports achievement highlighted by Jamaica Tallawahs winning the Caribbean Premier League title for the second time after a huge victory in the final today.  We also saw Toni-Ann Williams creating history in the Gymnastics at the Olympics; and Alia Atkinson qualifying for the final of the hundred metres breaststroke at Rio 2016.

These are incredible achievements of which the nation can be proud; and they come as a fitting gift to Jamaica as we celebrate 54 years of Independence.”

Jamaica Tallawahs defeated Guyana Amazon Warriors by nine wickets in the CPL fine in Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis with Chris Gayle scoring a half century.

Toni-Ann Williams became the first Jamaican to compete in the Gymnastics event at the Olympics and according to Minister Grange “will no doubt inspire many girls and boys to take up gymnastics and help to build a Jamaican tradition in the sport.”

Alia Atkinson is scheduled to compete in the final of the 100m breaststroke at Rio 2016 on Monday evening.  Minister Grange has sent best wishes.


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