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The Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport has congratulated swimmer Alia Atkinson for winning the silver medal in the 50m breast stroke at the Commonwealth Games now taking place on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Miss Grange said, “Alia has won the first medal for Jamaica in these 21st Commonwealth Games continuing her exploits in the pool which have made her one of the top swimmers in the world and has made us proud.”

Minister Grange also had words of praise for Lori Sharpe who has created history by becoming the first Jamaican to complete a triathlon event at the Commonwealth Games.

The Sport Minister said, “We admire the courage and determination of young Lori to enter and complete the triathlon. We know she trained very hard and out of dedication took part in various competitions leading up to the Games.

Minister Grange said that all Jamaica asked of Lori was to do her best and “she did just that.”

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