It has long been stated, even in song, that everybody loves a winner. That’s how we feel today as we bask in the glory of gold handed to us by our relay team.
Stand up and salute our “golden boys” – the 4×400 relay team of Lalonde Gordon, Machel Cedenio, Jereem Richards and Jarrin Solomon – who brought great joy to our hearts winning gold for us for the first time in that event. Jereem Richards also made his mark individually by snatching bronze in the 200-metre final.
Of course, the politicians got into the act praising and ‘bigging’ up the winners as well as the losers and pledging their full support. But, was it only lip service? For if we are to pursue more outstanding achievements in sport, there is need for greater support from the public as well as corporate Trinidad and Tobago. Financial support must not only come from the government and State companies: the private sector also has a role to play.