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The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange has described the performance of the Jamaica team at the 2011 Carifta Games as "simply fantastic".

The three-day Carifta Games ended yesterday at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in St. James.

Minister Grange said:

“The entire country can be very proud of the performance of the Jamaican team.  The performance of our youth athletes during the three days of competition was simply fantastic.

“There is such depth in the Jamaican team.  Our young athletes displayed such commitment and discipline that makes me even more confident about Jamaica’s future in track and field.

“The young athletes have made us very proud and I pay tribute to them and their support team including their parents, teachers, coaches and the fans."

Minister Grange also paid tribute to the organisers of the Games. 

“Despite the very short notice, Jamaica was able to put on a very successful event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Games.  I must acknowledge the work of the local organisers: the Mayor Charles Sinclair of Montego Bay; Teddy McCook of NACAC; the volunteers and everyone who played a part to ensure that these Games were a success."

Jamaica topped the medal table with 66 medals – 33 gold, 21 silver and 12 bronze.

Bermuda will host the Carifta Games next year.

 

Issued by: The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture