Grange congratulates Yona for first ever diving medal at Pan Am Games

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Kingston, 2 August 2019 – The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has congratulated Yona Knight Wisdom for creating history for Jamaica by winning the country’s first ever medal in the sport of diving at the Pan Am Games.

Knight Wisdom won silver in the men's 1M Springboard competition at the Games in Lima, Peru, yesterday, August 1.

Minister Grange said, “Once again, Jamaica has much to celebrate in sport and our achievements outside of track and field continues to be encouraging.

“Yona himself said his silver medal was a fitting gift for Jamaica on Emancipation Day and on behalf of the nation I wish to thank him for his historic performance.
“Let us wish him further success as he competes in the 3M Springboard tomorrow, August 3, where a victory would earn him automatic qualification to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” the Sport Minister concluded.


Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange


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