PM, Sport Minister congratulate Mens relay team on gold medal

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PM, Sport Minister congratulate Mens relay team on gold medal

Trinidad and Tobago won another gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, this time in the 4×400 metres relay.

Jereem Richards, had earlier won gold in the 200 metres sprint and requested that the pan version of the T&T National Anthem be played while he took the podium.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was among those sending congratulations to this country’s 4×400 men’s relay team that competed at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, yesterday.

The team comprising sporteem Richards, Dwight St Hillaire, Asa Guevara and Machel Cedeno powered through from lane eight to victory and a gold medal.

Richards powered T&T through the last 400 metres, for a finishing time of 3.01.29.

Here’s the action coming down to the final stretch.

Earlier in the day yesterday, the team comprising Kion Benjamin, Jerod Elcock, Eric Harrison Jr and Kyle Greaux nabbed silver for Trinidad and Tobago in the men’s 4×100 metres final.

The race was won by England in a time of 38.35.

Trinidad and Tobago, running in Lane 5, clocked 38.70.

Nigeria was third in 38.81.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley took to his Facebook page to send congratulations.

So, too, did Minister of Sport Shamfa Cudjoe who congratulated the relay teams on their “outstanding performances.”

On Saturday, Minister Cudjoe on her social media page said “winning is wonderful” as she reminded the nation that the Ministry of Sport and Community Development’s 2017-2027 Reward and Incentives Framework rewards $250,000 to each individual athlete who wins a gold medal at the Commonwealth games, $125,000 for silver and $62,500 for bronze.

The Commonwealth Games ends today with the closing ceremony.

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