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Jamaican athletes on top of the world for Independence Day

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August 7, 2012

Jamaican athletes on top of the world for Independence Day

The Caribbean Island with a population of less than 3 million has already won gold in the men?s and women?s 100m finals after Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran to victory at the weekend.  

Sprinter Asafa Powell greeted his nation with the most heartfelt of messages: ?My Country, My Home, My People, My Present, My Past and My Future. Jamaica Happy 50th Birthday. One Love!?

Discus thrower Jason Morgan joined in the celebrations to tweet: ?Happy 50th JAMAICA. this is the land of my birth,? adding: ?On this day. I consider it more than special. I compete at my first olympic games.?

Having defended the first of his three Olympic titles, Usain Bolt arose in the best of spirits to find he had totalled an astonishing 1 million followers on Twitter. He greeted his fans with a cheery photo of himself, adding: ?I am up and ready to go again.?

Bolt stood alongside silver medal-winning compatriot Yohan Blake in yesterday?s medal ceremony, but only after some last-minute grooming. The Olympic champion was pictured earlier in the day receiving a sharp haircut from team Jamaica?s resident barber, decathlete Maurice Smith.

With the men?s and women?s 200m and 4x100m final still to come, Smith may have a few more haircuts to give before the week is out.

You can follow these and other Olympic athletes in the Official Olympic Athletes? Hub. Check it out!


Source: International Olympic Committee


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