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The 8 Best Quotes from Team Jamaica 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Team Jamaica Usain Bolt and Yona Knight-Wisdom
Written by Glen Benjamin

The Rio 2016 Olympics are over but there will be quotes that will live on. Here are our picks for “The 8 Best Quotes from Team Jamaica of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games”

“There you go, I’m the greatest,”
– Usain Bolt after winning his ninth gold medal and announcing it would be his last Olympics.

Team Jamaica - Kemar Bailey-Cole

Team Jamaica – Kemar Bailey-Cole

“Do not let people who didn’t go after their dreams talk you out of yours.‪” – Kemar Bailey-Cole, Track & Field

“I am happy to represent Jamaica and hope the kids back home see that they can do whatever they want with gymnastics and what they love. Hopefully my performance today will  be a trailblazer for the kids and keep the program going in Jamaica”
Toni-Ann Williams, Jamaican gymnast

“Am proud raising my medal, am proud listening my anthem also raising the flag. First Olympic as a 100m champion am really happy and I will continue to represent myself and my country” – Elaine Thompson, Track & Field

Team Jamaica Usain Bolt and Yona Knight-Wisdom

Team Jamaica – Usain Bolt being wished Happy Birthday by Yona Knight-Wisdom

“It’s pretty cool to be able to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the legend, Usain Bolt, in person” – Yona Knight-Wisdom

“Lord, I give you honor for your tremendous blessings. I did not get the result I wanted in the 200m today, but I will continue to trust you. Sometimes things are just unexplainable. I have prepared well, I am in great shape, but managed to fail at getting the job done, but I will keep the faith, great things are in store, you are still in control. I am keeping my focus, ‪#‎4x100mRelay‬ is next.” – Veronica Campbell-Brown, Track & Field

“…It’s just two more races then I can take a break and eat my Popeyes and all that stuff… I am ready for that” – Omar McLeod, Track & Field  after returning from the Rio Olympics.

Team Jamaica - Yona Knight and Asafa Powell

Team Jamaica – Yona Knight and Asafa Powell

“This guy has run 100m under 10 seconds so many times (98 to be exact), rumour has it he doesn’t remember how to walk…” – Yona Knight-Wisdom ,Jamaican diver  on  Asafa Powell.

The 2016 Medal Count for Team Jamaica

Gold Medals

  1. Men’ 100m    Usain Bolt
  2. Women’s 100m    Elaine Thompson
  3. Men’s 200m    Usain Bolt
  4. Women’s 200m    Elaine Thompson
  5. Men’s 110m Hurdles   Omar McLeod
  6.  Men’s 4X100m Relay
    • Asafa Powell
    • Yohan Blake
    • Nickel Ashmeade
    • Usain Bolt
    • Jevaughn Minzie (Round One)
    • Kemar Bailey-Cole (Round One)

Silver Medals
1. Women’s 4X100m Relay

  • Christania Williams
  • Veronica Campbell-Brown
  • Elaine Thompson
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
  • Shashalee Forbes (Round One)
  • Simone Facey (Round One)

2. Women’s 4X400m Relay

  • Stephenie-Ann McPherson
  • Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby
  • Shericka Jackson
  • Novlene Willaims-Mills
  • Christine Day (Heat)
  • Chrisann Gordon (Heat)

3. Men’s 4X400m Relay

  • Peter Matthews
  • Nathon Allen
  • Fitzroy Dunkley
  • Javon Francis
  • Rusheen McDonald (Heat)

Bronze

  1. Women’s 100m   Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
  2. Women’s 400m   Shericka Jackson

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Glen Benjamin

I strongly believe there are 3 sides to every story. Telling each side is the challenge.

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