PM Simpson Miller congratulates athletes
Prime Minster Portia Simpson Miller has hailed the performance of the Jamaican athletes at the London Olympics as sheer brilliance.
In a statement this afternoon (August 5) Mrs. Simpson-Miller congratulated the medallists in the 100 m women’s final.
She noted that earlier today, the nation stood with pride at the playing of the national anthem, and the hoisting of the national flag when Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Veronica Campbell-Brown, collected their gold and bronze medals, respectively.
The Prime Minister also congratulated Usain Bolt on his record win in the 100 m men’s finals, with silver going to Yohan Blake.
Mrs. Simpson-Miller also congratulated Asafa Powell for making the 100 m finals at the Olympics for the third time and regretted his injury which prevented him from performing well.
She says the performance of the athletes demonstrates that Jamaica is more than a name and more than a brand: it is the pride a people.
Prior to the Prime Minister’s release, PNP Chairman Robert Pickrsgill had congratulated Bolt and Blake on their gold and silver medal wins.
He also expressed regret that Powell struggled with his injury and was unable to place.