The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs (MSYA) and the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs extend congratulations to Jereem Richards on capturing a Gold Medal in the Men’s 200m Finals, today, April 12, 2018. Richards won the race in an outstanding time of 20.12 seconds at the Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast, Australia, where the Commonwealth Games are currently underway.
Commenting on the win, Minister Cudjoe said, “I wish to congratulate and salute Mr. Richards on his outstanding success in the Men's 200m race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Jereem has reminded us once again why he is fondly called Jereem “The Dream”. His continued commitment to his field and his drive are commendable and serve as motivation for those who may be now entering their various fields of choice. His win is timely and is a wonderful reason for all of us in Trinidad and Tobago to celebrate. Great job Jereem, you earned it and you deserve it.”
Jereem’s triumph follows other outstanding achievements by Team TTO, such as Michelle-Lee Ahye’s historic gold medal in the women’s’ 100 m and Dylan Carter’s silver medal in the Men's 50m butterfly - the first swimming medal at the international multi-sport event for TNT.
The MSYA also wishes to congratulate and acknowledge other athletes who competed at these Games, including: Kyle Greaux who placed 6th in the Men’s 200m Finals; Semoy Hackett who clocked 23.16 seconds for seventh spot in the women's 200 meters final; and Sparkle Mc Knight who competed in the Women’s 400m Hurdle Final. Also, creating a new record was Alena Brooks in the Women’s 800 m, at a time of 2:01.81 seconds.
The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs is committed to supporting all our athletes and other sport stakeholders in the thrust for outstanding sporting achievement and holistic sport development.
Team TTO, well done! Trinidad and Tobago is proud of you.