Saturday, April 20, 2024

Kirani James visits Barbados


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Olympic gold medallist, Kirani James made a brief stop over in Barbados earlier today, on his way to Grenada.It is the first time the teenage phenom is returning to his country of birth since copping Grenada’s first Olympic medal with a personal – and national – best 43.94 seconds at the just concluded Summer Games.
“It’s going to be crazy,” said a smiling James of the reception he expected to get back home.
“I expect a huge crowd out there and it will be a great feeling. It’s just a feeling of pride, a feeling of excitement just being able to represent my country. And just winning the gold medal, that’s the ultimate thing at the Olympics and I’m just happy that I could achieve that.”
Smartly clad in a green national jacket over a black Nike shirt, the towering six-foot-four 19-year-old met with National Sports Council (NSC) chairman Seibert Straughan, NSC director Erskine King along with local athletics officials Noel Lynch and Dr June Caddle in an impromptu reception at the Grace Adams Suite of Grantley Adams International Airport.


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