Grange congratulates exceptional Elaine on Laureus World Title

London, 24 April 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated “exceptional” Elaine Thompson-Herah after the Jamaican sprinter won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award.

Minister Grange said winning the Laureus award was “another well-deserved recognition of the best athlete in the world”.

According to Minister Grange, this “latest success for the fastest woman alive is a tribute to Thompson-Herah’s hard work and sacrifice.”

Thompson-Herah is the first Jamaican woman to win the Laureus award.

Her compatriot, Usain Bolt, won the Laureus award four times.

Minister Grange sent her congratulations from London where she will launch the Jamaica 60 programme of activities in the United Kingdom on Monday evening at the White City House.


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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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