Bolt is a privilege – Grange

first_imgSports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange says that Jamaicans should feel privileged to have seen sprint legend Usain Bolt compete.Grange was speaking at the launch of the JN Racers Grand Prix, and hailed Bolt for continually achieving excellence on behalf of the country. She described him as someone who is a superstar but also very humble, adding that he should be respected for succeeding every time he competed.”We have said it many times. He’s extraordinary, he’s wonderful, he’s funny, he’s truly amazing,” Grange said. “But I’m not sure that we quite understand yet what a privilege it is for us to live in the time of Usain Bolt. In a way, he has spoilt us – not only Jamaicans, but he has spoilt the entire world! He represents tremendous talent, hard work and he knows how to have fun.”STATUE THIS SUMMERGrange also reminded the audience that Bolt will be honoured at Statue Park at the National Stadium this summer with an eight-foot statue to be made by local sculptor Basil Watson.”We are on schedule to complete this statue by Independence and to have the mounting coincide with Bolt’s final World Championships in London,” Grange said. “It will be spoken about and studied by athletes for generations to come. I’m determined that Jamaica will do its part in memorialising and celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime athlete, and there are more things to come.”The minister said that although this is only the second staging of the meet, she is expecting it to be a “highly anticipated event”.”(This is) particularly because the country’s greatest athletics son – the world’s greatest athlete, Usain Bolt – will compete for us one last time on home soil. Is that so?” Grange said while jokingly suggesting to Bolt that she wants him to reconsider retirement.- R.P.last_img read more


first_img* Send reports to info@donegaldaily.comCONVOY 1-1 TERMON 4-12Report By Harry McGlynn In what was a much tighter game than the scoreline suggests Termon came away with2 points in this Division 3 game. With the wind at their backs Termon went into an earlylead with a goals from Lisa Mc Glynn and Jamie Lee Murray. They then added a further 4points before Carolyn Duffy scored a superb goal. Half time score Termon 3-5 Convoy 0-1. Convoy came out strongly in the second half and pulled back an early goal. However Termonagain asserted their superiority and scored a fourth goal through Anna Gallagher. They alsoadded 6 more points to run out convincing winners.Termon – Caroline Gallagher. Maura Kelly. Martina Kelly. Leanne Duffy. Anne McGlynn.Shauna Kelly. Anna Gallagher. Aisling Ryan. Helen Vickery. Aileen McGlynn. Carolyn Duffy Holly McDaid. Jamie Lee Murray. Lisa McGlynn. Aoife Ryan. Emer McGlynn. RosaleenGallagher. Jacinta Walsh. Amanda Mc Laughlin.Convoy- Ciara Gallagher. Mairead Brown. Mairead Bonner. Caroline Black. Aine Gallagher.Marie Boyle. Ciara Mc Daid. Martina Mc Daid. Jessica McGill. G.Gallagher.Anne Strain. Aine Reilly. L.Doherty. C.ShovlinLADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01, TERMON 4-12 was last modified: April 21st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LADIES GAA: CONVOY 1-01TERMON 4-12last_img read more