Grange: Paralympians gave gutsy performance


September 20, 2016
@Normal:Shane Hudson of Jamaica competing in the men's 400m - T47 semi-finals during the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last Friday. Hudson placed fourth in last Saturday's final.


Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has commended Jamaica's athletes for their "gutsy" performance at the recently concluded Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

"Our Paralympians did well in Rio. We had a very small team - just three athletes - they made quite the impact at the Games. Each member of the team gave of their best as they carried our flag high," Minister Grange said.

Shane Hudson placed fourth in the T46 400m with a season's best 49.07 seconds. Alphanso Cunningham recorded a season's best to finish fifth in the F53/F54 javelin, however, injury restricted him from completing the rounds in the shot put. Dana-Gaye Weller placed sixth in the women's F51 club throw by recording a career-best of 12.21 metres.

"Let us continue to support all our athletes as they represent our country," the minister said.

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