‘We are a global superpower in athletics’ – PM Holness on historic 100m sweep by female Jamaican athletes
“Our Jamaican athletes have once again shown the world that we are a global superpower in athletics,” Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Hon. Andrew Holness said on Saturday.
Proud cya done! #TeamJamaica 1,2,3 ?????? Congratulations to our women for a scintillating finals! Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson! Let’s continue to make history! #Jaminate #TokyoOlympics2020 ???#SuperPower pic.twitter.com/Udel8uKSU2
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) July 31, 2021
He made the comment as he congratulated female Jamaican athletes Elaine Thompson Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson, who swept the 100-metre sprint at the Tokyo Olympics. In winning gold, Thompson Herah defended her Olympic title and erased a 33 year old Olympic record.
Chair of the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda, extended congratulations to the athletes. He said they were the “absolute best sprinters” in the world and that they had made the Caribbean people proud.
CARICOM Secretary-General, Amb. Irwin LaRocque also congratulated the trio.
“CARICOM salutes your historic performance. You’ve done our region proud,” he said.
Heartiest congratulations to the three magnificent Jamaican women sprinters. CARICOM salutes your historic performance. You’ve done our region proud. Congratulations Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly Anne Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson – #CARICOM SG Ambassador Irwin LaRocque pic.twitter.com/7prHroVje7
— Caribbean Community (CARICOM) (@CARICOMorg) July 31, 2021