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  • Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the Jamaica team on its “truly outstanding performance” at the 20th Commonwealth Games
  • The Prime Minister said “the performance could hardly have come at a better time and has served to further lift the spirit of the nation as we mark another emancipation and independence anniversary.
  • Jamaica ended the Games in overall 10th position with 22 medals but held the top position with the most medals in the area of track and field athletics

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has congratulated the Jamaica team on its “truly outstanding performance” at the 20th Commonwealth Games which ended today in Glasgow, Scotland.

The Prime Minister said “the performance could hardly have come at a better time and has served to further lift the spirit of the nation as we mark another emancipation and independence anniversary. Jamaica is proud of the sheer brilliance of the team which continues to show the world the depth of talent of our sportsmen and sportswomen, especially in the area of track and field athletics.”

While extending special congratulations to members of the team who achieved record-breaking and exceptional performances, the Prime Minister said “every member of the team gave of their best and the overall performance demonstrates once again that discipline, hard work and determination are the keys to success.”

“I congratulate every single member of the team on being true champions and outstanding achievers for their country both on and off the field. My heartiest congratulations go to all our athletes, sports administrators, coaches, managers, doctors and physiotherapists – to everyone who has contributed to this latest sporting success,” the Prime Minister said.

Jamaica ended the Games in overall 10th position with 22 medals but held the top position with the most medals in the area of track and field athletics.