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by Alvin Corneal

Having attended the Commonwealth Games on five occasions in the distant past, I had found great joy over the enthusiasm of the selected athletes and the committed approach by all of them. This year’s event was not the same, even though I was not present to make strong conclusions about varying situations.

The gold medal successes won by Michelle Lee-Ahye and Jereem Richards brought us joy. However, I have always defined victory in a different context as absolute success when it comes to sport. The greatest West Indian cricket leader, the late Sir Frank Worrell, once commented upon the difference between a victorious athlete and a successful sportsman. Because of who had made the statement, I decided to agree immediately.

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