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“The performance of our athletes at the Berlin games and the victories they have brought to our country almost on a daily basis, confirm that this country is destined for greatness. We are blessed, our people are blessed and we now need to translate this energy, this determination, discipline and drive, into all spheres of our lives.”
This is the message that Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding sent just minutes ago to Jamaica’s athletes, in response to their brilliant and exceptional performance at the Berlin Games in Germany.
In his congratulatory message to Jamaica’s gold medallists in the 4 x 100m relay men and women’s teams, Mr. Golding said the athletes have outdone themselves, bringing with them a nation that is bursting with pride and joy that are beyond words. The entire Caribbean is brimming with joy today and the entire world is celebrating Jamaica’s victories, he said.
Mr. Golding paid a special tribute to Asafa Powell for his outstanding performance, despite his injuries. “This demonstrates his selflessness and his love for country. What more could anyone ask. We are indebted to you Asafa, as we are to the entire team representing this country in Berlin at this time. We anxiously await the return of all members because without a doubt, despite the challenges we are going through at this time, this grateful nation will have to find tangible ways to express its thanks to all members of the Berlin team,” the Prime Minister said.

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