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Praise for Felix Sanchez, Grace Jackson

Published:Monday | September 12, 2016 | 9:00 AM

THE EDITOR, Sir:

Well done, Grace Jackson and Felix Sanchez. Many of your detractors have never represented their country, much less been an Olympian. You both have done both!

You have both represented the Caribbean at the highest level and medalled. You have brought joy and glory to our peoples. Continue to do so.

The Olympics is about newness and discovery. It was not that long ago that many of us gave up on a certain athlete from Trelawny who was running the 200m with chain in mouth. Now look what we have!

For Grace, every time her co-presenter mentioned the United States, Grace was there to 'big up' our Caribbean athletes. And Felix did mainly Caribbean interviews.

ESPN should continue to build Caribbean sports viewership with acknowledged Olympians.

So to Grace and Felix, I urge you to continue training and be focused. You both know what it takes to be the best.

See you both in Tokyo!

MICHAEL TATE

PO Box 1025

Kingston 8