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PM commends World Champs male and female relay teams

Published:Saturday | August 29, 2015 | 8:19 PM
Portia Simpson Miller ... the relays require great discipline, hard work, consistency and teamwork and Jamaica’s athletes have repeatedly delivered.

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller has hailed the Jamaican male and female relay teams for adding two more gold medals to Jamaica’s tally.

Jamaica now has 11 medals comprising six gold, two silver and three bronze.

From left: Elaine Thompson, Veronica Campbell-Brown Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Natasha Morrison celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's 4x100m relay final in a championship record at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing.

From left: Elaine Thompson, Veronica Campbell-Brown Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Natasha Morrison celebrate after winning the gold medal in the women's 4x100m relay final in a championship record at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. - Ricardo Makyn Photo

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Simpson Miller notes that the relays require great discipline, hard work, consistency and teamwork and Jamaica’s athletes have repeatedly delivered.

She has also commended Jamaican discus thrower Fedrick Dacres who participated in the final of the event.

From left, Jamaica's Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing

From left: Jamaica's Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt celebrate after winning the gold medal in the men's 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing today. - - Ricardo Makyn Photo

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The Prime Minister is also lauding the technical and administrative teams which support the athletes and noted that Jamaica’s school and community based athletics culture and programmes continue to be important support systems for our country’s athletes.

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