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Anil: Alexander’s dedication paid off

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sports Minister Anil Roberts yesterday paid tribute to triple jumper Ayanna Alexander who won T&T’s first medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. In congratulating the triple jumper, Roberts said he was proud of Alexander, who has always been a consistent performer. Roberts said Alexander was dedicated to her training and her craft which paid off with yesterday’s success. 

“Not only is this T&T’s first medal of the Games, but she literally leapt her way into our history books with this Games’ first and, for Trinidad and Tobago, admittedly rare field medal. “She has always been a proud national and gracious sportswoman, and her accomplishments are befitting of her efforts. She has made us all proud and I am sure T&T thanks her for her hard work and congratulates her on her victory”. The Ministry of Sport and the Sports Company join the Minister in his congratulations to Alexander, her coaches and technical staffs.