President congratulates Doris on Commonwealth gold medal


President David Granger has extended congratulations to Troy Doris on what he described as a golden achievement on receiving the news of the national athlete’s outstanding performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which concluded today in Australia.

Doris won gold in the Triple Jump with his 16.88m second round leap, finishing ahead of Dominica’s Yordanys Durañona and Cameroon’s Marcel Mayack II, who won silver and bronze respectively.  The Head of State said that the win has made every Guyanese exceedingly proud and demonstrates that with hard work and sacrifice great feats can be accomplished.

He expressed his personal pride in Doris’ victory, noting that his win gives the nation something to celebrate and endows each of us the pride of knowing that the Golden Arrowhead was flown high on the international stage.

Government will continue to invest in sport development locally so that talented athletes like Doris can receive the support they need and more young people can reach their full potential as sport men and women, a statement from the Ministry of Presidency said. 

It further added that Guyana is proud of all of the athletes and officials, who represented the country at the 21st staging of the Games.  The team was made up of 20 athletes competing in badminton, boxing, rifle-shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis and track and field.

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