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Prime Minister the Hon. Bruce Golding has congratulated World Record Champion, Usain Bolt and third place winner, Asafa Powell on their victory in the men’s 100m race this afternoon in the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The Prime Minister spoke with both Usain and Asafa as well as their parents via telephone shortly after their victory.
“This is another proud moment for Jamaica, another demonstration that we can succeed at whatever we put our hearts to. Usain Bolt is a testimony to what successes we can achieve through discipline and hard work. Asafa is no less as he too, despite his injuries, has done exceptionally well. We are proud of them both. We are proud of all our athletes and how they have been performing so far in Berlin and we wish them all the best.
Bolt’s world record victory of 9.58 has made us all proud and we look forward to welcoming them home to celebrate their victory coming just one year after our success in the Olympics” said Mr. Golding.

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