The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) extends heartfelt congratulations to Jereem Richards on his stirring gold medal victory in the 200m at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia today. This is the second gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago at the Games. Richards joins Michelle-Lee Ahye who won gold in the 100m event on Monday and Dylan Carter who took silver in the 50m Butterfly event last week.
"We are extremely proud of Team TTO and in particular Jereem, Michelle-Lee and Dylan, who have brought medals to the country. Jereem ran an exciting race, and though there was some controversy at the finish, he emerged winner," said Jason Williams, Chief Executive Officer (Ag.) of SporTT. "The level of consistency Richards has shown over the past year is worthy of praise, as is his humility and commitment to excellence."
The 200m bronze medallist from the 2017 World Championships is reported to have 'jumped around in celebration' upon learning he was the Commonwealth champion.
The SporTT Board, management and staff also congratulate Kyle Greaux who placed 6th in the 200m final, Sparkle McKnight who placed 7th in the 400m Hurdles final and Alena Brooks who set a new National Record of 2:01.81 in the 800m Heats. We look forward to much more excitement from #TeamTTO in the remaining days of the Games.