Dana-Gaye, competing in her first Paralympic Games, recorded a career’s best of 12.21 metres to finish sixth in the Women’s F51 club throw on Sunday.
Minister Grange said: “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support”.
Last Friday, Alphanso Cunningham recorded a season’s best in the men’s javelin F53/F54.
Jamaica’s other competitor at the Paralympic Games — Shane Hudson (T46 400m) — will compete on Friday.