"On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I wish to offer heartfelt congratulations to Michelle-Lee Ahye on her well-deserved victory today in the 100m women’s final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Ms. Ahye’s superb performance is undoubtedly the result of hard work and dedication developed over the course of many years.
The distinction of becoming the first woman to win a Commonwealth Gold medal for Trinidad and Tobago in the 100m sprint will undoubtedly inspire other young women and girls to aim for similar excellence in the field of sport.
I also take this opportunity to commend the efforts of Dylan Carter, who also made history for Trinidad and Tobago in securing this country’s first ever swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games, after winning the silver medal in the 50M butterfly on Friday.
These young people, as well as our other athletes at the Games who continue to exert themselves and strive for excellence, have trained rigorously and sacrificed considerably along the way to accomplish their goals. Their efforts are extremely admirable and certainly uplift the nation.
I join with all citizens in recognising the outstanding performance of Ms. Ahye as she and her colleagues continue to make Trinidad and Tobago proud."