PM Tillman Thomas

ST.GEORGE, GRENADA, 10th AUGUST, 2012_ Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has described the performance of Usain Bolt in the 2012 London Olympics as “legendary.”

His comment is contained in a congratulatory message to the Government and people of Jamaica, following the performance of that country’s athletes at the Olympic Games.

The following is the full text of the release:

“On behalf of the Government and people of Grenada, I congratulate Usain Bolt on his outstanding and legendary achievement, in becoming the first man in the history of the Olympics to successfully defend his double sprint title – the 100 and 200 meters, at the London Olympics.

Blake Bolt and Weir showing off medals. Photo courtesy bbc.co.uk

As a Caribbean man, Usain is an inspiration to Caribbean people everywhere. He has made us all proud. We salute him, his compatriots and all Caribbean athletes who participated in the Olympics.

We embrace them all as our very own, in the same spirit that the region has embraced Kirani James.

Our athletes have proven that hard work and dedication yields remarkable results.”