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Neita Headly Congratulates Bolt & Blake

Neita Headly Congratulates Bolt & Blake

The nation was never in doubt. Our faith that when Usain Bolt says he is going to do something, he will, is unshakable. We congratulate the Honourable Usain St Leo Bolt on his electrifying run at the Rio Olympic Games to become the first man in history to defend the 100 meters title twice.

Bolt’s customary slow start did not alarm Jamaica, we know it’s not about the start but about how you finish, a great lesson for the entire world. Congratulations also to Yohan Blake who continues on the comeback trail with an excellent fourth place finish, just two hundredths of a second outside the bronze medal. Yohan we believe in you and know your best is yet to come.

The fact that so many semi-finalists were Jamaican, albeit running for other nations, indicates how well our track & field is doing and clearly Mr Bolt is in his own class, a class of one.

We look forward to the triple double in the 200 metres and the triple treble in the sprint relay as we bask in our team’s reflected glory.

All the best to Shericka Jackson and Stephenie Ann McPherson in the 400 metres final, you have already made us proud by just getting there. To those who have not medalled, Nickel Ashmeade, Christine Day, Alia Atkinson and Kimberly Williams, I say that the nation is just as proud of your efforts.

Continue to fill us with amazement and joy as we unite as one nation to salute your achievements.

You are our heroes!