Monday 21 October, 2019

Grange congratulates Jamaica team for 'job well done in Doha'

Olivia Grange

Olivia Grange

Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange has lauded the Jamaican team that won 12 medals at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Jamaica won three gold, five silver and four bronze medals to finish third on the medals table. Three of those medals were won on the final day of competition on Sunday.

“I think it was a very good showing by Jamaica and we must congratulate and encourage all members of the team who represented our country with such heart, determination, courage and dignity,” Grange said.

“Jamaica’s athletes won 12 medals across disciplines on the track and in the field and I’m very proud of our performances. 

“There were disappointments and setbacks, but we also witnessed awesome achievements on which we will continue to build.  I congratulate each member of the team, including the coaching and support staff, for a job well done."

The Sport Minister also used her visit to Doha to advance discussions with the leadership of the IAAF regarding the possibility of Jamaica hosting a major athletic event in 2023.

Minister Grange also met with her Kenyan counterpart to discuss initiatives to operationalise the sports, culture and heritage cooperation agreement which was signed between both countries last August in Kingston.

Under the agreement, Jamaica and Kenya will cooperate in organising major sporting events, collaborate on sports science as well as develop an exchange programme for coaches and teachers of physical education, among other initiatives.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: