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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Grenadian Runner Calls on Caribbean to Develop More Talents
St. George, Aug 9.- Grenadian sprinter James Kirani, winner of the 400m Olympic race in London-2012, called today to develop new talents with potentials to represent the region in future Summer Games.
He told the local media that although the region has a strong reserve, especially in track and field, they generally lead an anonymous life since they belong to poor countries.
The winner of Granada’s first Olympic Gold medal ever, Kirani assured he will work to support the new generation of racing talents now emerging in the region.
The Caricom President and Premier of St. Lucia Kenny Anthony defined Kirani as an example to the youth in the area, of their potentials and of what they may achieve today. If a 20-year-old can beat the rest of the world he will, no doubt, pave the way to the Caribbean youth wishing to compete in any scenario.
This victory nurtures the pride of the government and people of Grenada and the Caribbean Community shares the member state’s spirit, he concluded.(Prensa Latina)