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.”

Leighton Levy

Leighton Levy is a journalist with 28 years’ experience covering crime, entertainment, and sports. He joined the staff at SportsMax.TV as a content editor two years ago and is enjoying the experience of developing sports content and new ideas. At SportsMax.tv he is pursuing his true passion - sports.

Related items

  • Veronica Campbell-Brown's statue to be unveiled during Jamaica’s Heritage Week Veronica Campbell-Brown's statue to be unveiled during Jamaica’s Heritage Week

    The Government of Jamaica is to salute outstanding Jamaican and world athlete, Veronica Campbell-Brown, during Heritage Week in October, by unveiling a statue in her honour.

    This was disclosed by Sport Minister Olivia Grange, during her contribution to the 2019/20 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

    Grange informed that last year during Heritage Week, the statue of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was installed at Independence Park.

    “She has been an amazing ambassador for our country. She is humble, confident and respectful at all times. We salute you Shelly-Ann,” she said.

    The Minister added that the Government is also finalising arrangements for the installation of the statue of noted sprinter, Asafa Powell, later this year.

    Renowned sculptor Basil Watson has been engaged by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to design statues of four of Jamaica’s outstanding sports stars under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme.

    The statue in honour of Campbell-Brown will be the third to be completed under the Programme. The first statue of Usain Bolt was completed and installed last December. The other statue of  Asafa Powell is expected to be unveiled before the end of the year.

  • Netball could be added to 2022 CAC Games Netball could be added to 2022 CAC Games

    The sport of netball is likely to be included in the 2022 CAC Games following news that the executive of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organisation (CASCO) accepted a report of the CACSO Technical Commission that netball is to be included as one of the new sports on the CAC Games Programme.

  • Minister Olivia Grange reminds Reggae Girlz to keep dreaming Minister Olivia Grange reminds Reggae Girlz to keep dreaming

    The Reggae Girlz are off to France by way of Scotland and the minister of sport, Olivia Grange could not let the historic team go without reminding them of the road they took to get there.

© 2018 SportsMaxTV All Rights Reserved.