I had not stepped on Mother Earth as yet for our Independence from Great Britain. The photos show and all reports speak of a joyful, jubilant time on August 6, 1962.. So here we are 50 years later exuding joy, pride and jubilation in our Olympians on our 50th year of Independence. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake have given us reason to go “mental” as the Brits would say.
The rapturous joy we’re all feeling leaves one speechless! We’re sorry to know that Asafa pulled up in the same race that has blown Bolt another step into athletics stratosphere and one in which young Yohan Blake got a silver at his very first Olympics in a 100m and right behind the big man himself Bolt.
We have much to be grateful for and may God continue to bless each and everyone of us from lane 7 including keeping threatening storms whatever they may be at bay. Bless Up Jamrock!
Bolt’s face is everywhere in London from the first day I arrived in the United Kingdom. Television ads, ads on buses, bus-stops, buildings, at Westfield Mall in and around the Olympic Park – it’s been everywhere! The superlatives the British media uses for Bolt makes one soooo proud to be Jamaican.