Words of encouragement from Kirani James

Olympian Kirani James – compete to the best of your ability

The athletic season is due to run off during the course of this month, and Olympic and World 400m champion Kirani James is urging the young athletes to be consistent in their training.

James who visited Grenada over the Christmas Holidays said the young athletes need to be serious and be aware of what events they want to be part of as it could in the end be productive for them.

“Just go out and compete to the best of your ability,” he said.

The Olympian said there are a number of local athletes who have the potential that can be harnessed in the right direction.

He is optimistic that once this is done, in the coming years there can be more international athletes emerging on the world stage.

James was elated over being recognized by a sports company in Trinidad and Tobago which gave him the Caribbean Spirit of Sport Award on December 28, 2012.

He said being selected from among other athletes from the Caribbean shows that the people of the Twin-Island Republic appreciate what he does on and off the track.

James, who won Grenada’s first medal of any kind at an Olympics Games, also captured world attention with his humanitarian gesture in one of his preliminary races at the 2012 London Games in August.

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