DAEGU, South Korea:
The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Olivia Grange, has congratulated the Jamaican men's 4x100 metres team on their "amazing world record" run at the IAAF World Championships in South Korea.
The team of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, and Usain Bolt set a new world record of 37.04 seconds in the final event of the Championships.
"All Jamaicans are beaming with pride at the achievement of the national team at the Daegu World Championships," Grange said. "This world record in the last event, starring the fantastic Jamaican athletes, is a great way to end these Championships. Nesta, Michael, Yohan, and Usain were amazing tonight.
"I must also highlight the performance of the Jamaican women's 4x100 metres team that took the silver medal," the minister added. "I know they feel a bit disappointed that they didn't win the gold, but we are very proud of them. They set a new national record.
"Well done to the entire team!"
The women's 4x100 metres team of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson, and Veronica Campbell-Brown ran 41.70 seconds.
Jamaica finished the World Championships in fourth place with four gold, four silver and one bronze.