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Praise for Alia and 'Axeman'

Published:Monday | January 19, 2015 | 12:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

EXCELLENCE WAS definitely on display at the Annual RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards ceremony last Friday.

What stood out in my mind was the response of the ultimate winners, especially Alia Atkinson. What a fantastic display of public speaking! Alia had flames coming from her mouth. She had me at the edge of my chair throughout her display of God-given eloquence. I do hope Alia will be a role model for up-and-coming swimmers.

It would be hard to ignore Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters' splendid showing after Alia had torn down the place. He did well, too, in putting across his belief for Jamaica, but especially when he spoke in Spanish.

I charge all award winners to emulate the deep commitment of these two stalwarts.

PARIS TAYLOR

paristaylor82@hotmail.com

Greater Portmore, St

Catherine