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Grange 'proud' of medallists

Published:Saturday | October 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia Grange, has congratulated the entire Jamaican contingent at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi for "representing the country well".

Minister Grange has sent special congratulations to medallists Lerone Clarke, Trecia Smith and Dorian Scott.

Clarke and Smith won gold medals in the men's 100 metres and triple jump events, respectively, while Scott took silver in the men's shot put.

"I am very, very proud of our three medallists so far, and I am confident our athletes will win more medals during these Games," said Grange.

"Trecia Smith's victory in the triple jump is truly inspirational and well deserved, considering how hard she had to work to recover from injury."

Continuing, the minister said Clarke's victory was a further indication of the nation's sprinting prowess.

"I am very happy for Lerone, who has won the 100 metres and has proven to the world that Jamaica is indeed the sprint capital," the minister said.

Jamaicans now own almost every gold medal for every major world meet. Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser are the Olympic and world champions, and Dexter Lee is the World Youth and World Junior Champion.

Continuing, Grange said: "Dorian Scott is real fighter and his second shot put silver is not entirely surprising, and I know this is just the beginning for Dorian."

She also sent best wishes to Oshane Bailey, the national sprint champion, and Ramone McKenzie, both of whom took part in the men's 100 metres but were forced to withdraw after getting injured in the semi-finals.