August 7, 2012, St John’s, Antigua – Grenada’s Kirani James, who on Monday became the first Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) national to win Olympic gold, says his time to bask in the victory will be short.
James was nearly 30 metres ahead of second place finisher Luguelin Santos of the Dominican Republic in winning the men’s Olympic 400 metres finals.
Afterward, James said that he has meets and studies to concentrate on for the rest of the year.
James accomplished his feat despite having little time to acclimatise to London’s conditions.
When asked about that he refused to complain about it.
Caribbean athletes finished 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7 in the finals of the 400.
Third was Trinidad & Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon.
Meanwhile, on the heels of The Spice Isle and OECS capturing the region’s first Olympic gold medal, the Grenadian Diaspora continues to relish the historic accomplishment of their very own.
In an event traditionally dominated by the United States, the sprint sensation also known as Jaguar, stormed across the 400 metre finish line in 43.94 seconds, recorded his personal best time, and ignited nationwide celebrations in his native Grenada.
OBSERVER Radio caught up with president of the Grenadians and Friends Association of Antigua & Barbuda, Carol Williams.
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