JIS News

Pandemonium broke out earlier today along Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, Canada, when Jamaica won the men’s 4×100-metre relay race at the Beijing Olympics.
The area in Toronto known as “Little Jamaica”, erupted with Jamaicans screaming, dancing and waving flags as the Jamaican relay team of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, set a new World Record of 37.10 seconds.
The scene was certainly different from an hour earlier when the women failed in their bid to finish the relay race. Shock and utter dismay were registered on all faces.
Ms. Letna Allen-Rowe, a business owner in the area, said she was ecstatic and felt out of this world at the “super amazing feat of our runners. I knew these men had it in them and then they delivered way above expectations by smashing the old record. I am still walking on cloud nine.”
She said although the women did not finish their race we still need to respect them and love them because they are Jamaica’s finest.
Chief Representative of Jamaica National Building Society’s (JNBS) Toronto office, Mrs. Alison Martin, invited Jamaicans to watch the two relay races on large-screen television sets outside JN’s offices. Supporters were encouraged to wear something black, green or gold.
The festivities will continue tomorrow as the men and women 4×400 relay finals get underway.