Saint Lu­cia Wel­comes Gold-Win­ning Com­mon­wealth Team Home!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The Govern­ment of Saint Lu­cia has once again ex­tended con­grat­u­la­tions to Team Saint Lu­cia, fol­low­ing a sec­ond gold medal win at the Com­mon­wealth Youth Games in The Ba­hamas.

Saint Lu­cia de­feated Trinidad and Tobago 6-2 in the Beach Soc­cer fi­nal on July 22, 2017 with Li­nus Clo­vis scor­ing four goals and Zaine Amedee and Dil­lon Fa­nis scor­ing the other two win­ning goals.

On Thurs­day July 20, 2017, sprinter Julien Al­fred won our coun­try's first gold medal at the Com­mon­wealth Youth Games in the girls' 100m fi­nal by run­ning a time of 11.56 sec­onds.

Ahead of the team re­turn­ing to Saint Lu­cia this week, Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for Equity, So­cial Jus­tice and Em­pow­er­ment, Hon­ourable Le­nard Montoute, said that the en­tire team de­served a hero's wel­come for this, be­ing the coun­try's best show­ing at the Com­mon­wealth Youth Games.

“I take this op­por­tu­nity to con­grat­u­late our foot­ball team who won the gold medal in beach foot­ball, hav­ing de­feated Trinidad and Tobago,” stated the Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter. “This is a won­der­ful ac­com­plish­ment as a re­sult of an out­stand­ing per­for­mance on their part. Saint Lu­cia, so far hav­ing two gold medals at the Games, is the best per­for­mance at the Games and, as a govern­ment, we com­pli­ment our young ath­letes and I say on be­half of the govern­ment and the peo­ple of Saint Lu­cia our heart­felt con­grat­u­la­tions to Ms. Julien Al­fred who won the 100 me­ter and our foot­ball team who won the beach foot­ball. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing them home and to giv­ing them the hero's wel­come that they de­serve.”

The Act­ing Prime Min­is­ter called on all Saint Lu­cians to rally around the 23-strong Saint Lu­cia team along with of­fi­cials who re­turned to is­land on Wed­nes­day.

Head of St Lu­cia’s Del­e­ga­tion to the Com­mon­wealth Youth Games Melissa Fran­cois (cen­ter) with St Lu­cia’s gold medal-win­ning Beach Soc­cer team.

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