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Jamaica Dominates 100 Metre Sprints Male And Female Yardies rule

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I am a Jamaican...And a very proud one considering the stellar performance of our male and female sprinters in the 100metre events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the Finals of both events we had more than one athlete competing. Usain Bolt, our 21 year old prodigy whose primary event is the 200 meter sprint won the 100 meter men's event with a record time of 9.69 seconds. With one gold already under his belt he is expected to capture the 200 meter gold as well. As brilliant as Bolt's performance was, the combined wins of Shelly-Ann Fraser (Gold), Kerron Stewart(joint-Silver), and Sherone Stewart (joint-Silver) for the women's 100 meter sprint event has thrown the country into a jubilant tirade of celebration. Even here in the US within Jamaican communities scattered throughout the country the effects can be felt and are clearly evident, even in the absence of satisfactory coverage of the events in US-based media. We are known as the sprint factory of the world and in keeping with that tradition our next-gen athletes are making their mark and making all 'Yardies' proud. Well done...

Edited by dimumurray (see edit history)

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