Jamaica's sports minister lauds history-making fencer Caitlin Chang

By July 30, 2018
Jamaica's Sports Minister Olivia Grange has lauded Caitlin Chang for her history making performance at the CAC Games on the weekend. Jamaica's Sports Minister Olivia Grange has lauded Caitlin Chang for her history making performance at the CAC Games on the weekend.

Jamaica’s Sports Minister Olivia Grange has lauded the performance of Caitlin Chang, who created history for Jamaica at the CAC Games on Saturday.

 Chang became the first Jamaican to win a senior medal in fencing at a major competition, which could provide a boost to the sport locally. Minister Grange described it as “a standout performance which has done Jamaica proud and which will be long remembered. Caitlin is another clear example of our growing capacity in sports, especially non-traditional sports.”

 In offering her “heartiest congratulations” the Sports Minister said that athletes such as Chang deserved as much support as the country can possibly give them.

Meanwhile, Chang believes her medal could inspire other athletes in Jamaica to take an interest in the sport.

“Hopefully, what it will do is inspire potential fencers in Jamaica. If they want to pick up a sword, if they think, of fencing, because they seen this now (her medal) and inspires them then that would be something I am really proud of,” she said.

“To start fencing and make our federation bigger.”

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