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  • “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support,” Minister Grange said.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Dana-Gaye Weller on her “outstanding performance” at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dana-Gaye, competing in her first Paralympic Games, recorded a career’s best of 12.21 metres to finish sixth in the Women’s F51 club throw on Sunday.

Minister Grange said: “I’m so proud of Dana-Gaye! Making it to the Paralympic Games was no easy feat but she did it. And she promised that she would represent Jamaica well and do her best — and she has by recording her personal best. Jamaica’s athletes are still doing well in Rio and we must give them all the support”.

Last Friday, Alphanso Cunningham recorded a season’s best in the men’s javelin F53/F54.

Jamaica’s other competitor at the Paralympic Games — Shane Hudson (T46 400m) — will compete on Friday.