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Grange hails medal-winning relay teams

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 8:38 PM
In a statement today, Grange said watching the members of the men’s sprint relay team huddled in prayer after their victory stands out as a lasting memory for her.

Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has hailed the members of Jamaica’s two relay teams that won gold and silver last evening at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The team of Usain Bolt, Nickel Ashmeade, Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell won gold in the men’s 4x100 metre relay.

With the win Bolt became the first athletics athlete in history to win three gold medals in three events at three consecutive Olympic Games.

The team of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,Veronica Campbell-Brown, Elaine Thompson and Cristania Williams won silver in the women’s 4x100 metre relay.

In a statement today, Grange said watching the members of the men’s sprint relay team huddled in prayer after their victory stands out as a lasting memory for her.

She says the performance of both teams should serve as inspiration for all Jamaicans.

Jamaica has so far won nine medals at the Olympic Games, six gold, one silver and two bronze.