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Monday, 09 April 2018 11:54

Ahye Takes Commonwealth Gold For T&T In Historic First

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Another win for the history books as T&T sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye copped Gold in the 100M Sprint at the Commonwealth Games in Australia this morning.

Ahye, in Lane 4, led the race off the blocks and finished in a time of 11.14 seconds, becoming the first woman from Trinidad and Tobago to win Gold at the Commonwealth Games.

Her two teammates, Khalifa St. Fort and Reyare Thomas, also made history when they qualified for this morning's Final as T&T never had three female athletes in the 100M Final. However, they failed to medal as the two Jamaican sprinters, Christania Williams and Gayon Evans, took 2nd and 3rd spot in the race, but neither threatened Ahye's golden moment.

Meanwhile, Racquel Ahye, the mother of this country's female Commonwealth 100M champion, says it's a proud moment for her family and Trinidad and Tobago alike.

She added that it's a welcomed birthday gift for her daughter, who turns 26 on Tuesday, and she hopes it can lead to progress in women's sprinting in T&T.

The Office of the Prime Minister also extended congratulations to Michelle Lee Ahye on winning 100 Metre Gold for Trinidad and Tobago at the Commonwealth Games.

Ms. Ahye is this country's first female sprint medal at the event. The last time Trinidad & Tobago won Gold at the Commonwealth Games was in 1998, when Ato Boldon won the 100M Sprint in 9.8 seconds.

The Office of the Prime Minister also congratulated Dylan Carter and all the other T&T athletes for flying the Red, White and Black with pride.

 

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