Bolt Made US Proud in Final Individual Run

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  • The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says she feels immense pride after watching Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake compete in the men’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships currently underway in London.
  • Minister Grange has also sent best wishes and messages of encouragement to the members of the Jamaican team at the World Championships including Yohan Blake who finished fourth in the 100M final and Julian Forte who made it to the semifinals of the 100M.

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says she feels immense pride after watching Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake compete in the men’s 100 metres at the IAAF World Championships currently underway in London.

Minister Grange and Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, were among hundreds of Jamaicans who gathered in Half Way Tree to watch the race on the giant screen.

Bolt finished third in what was his last individual final.

Minister Grange said that while all Jamaicans wanted a different result “there is no need for sadness as Usain Bolt had done well for Jamaica.”

Minister Grange said:

“Usain has and will continue to cause us to walk with our heads held high as Jamaicans. In terms of his performance on the track, he’s had no equal and I’m very proud of and grateful for all that he’s done. He will forever be our champion.”

Minister Grange has also sent best wishes and messages of encouragement to the members of the Jamaican team at the World Championships including Yohan Blake who finished fourth in the 100M final and Julian Forte who made it to the semifinals of the 100M.

Minister Grange also encouraged Fedrick Dacres and Travis Smikle who finished fourth and eighth respectively in the Discus Throw final; and Damar Forbes who finished 12th in the Long Jump.

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