Twenty-one-year-old 400-metre hurdles sensation Kyron McMaster has inspired the territory’s leader, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith.
The 73-year-old Premier said he gained inspiration from McMaster after watching him make athletic history in Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday.
McMaster won gold in the Men’s 400-metre hurdles – making him the first British Virgin Islands athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
“Let me start off by saying how proud I am at this very moment of Kyron McMaster. His unprecedented victory inspired me, even more, to get on with the building of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) stronger, smarter, greener, better for the people now and for future generations,” said Premier Smith at a recent press briefing.
He said the star athlete has also inspired the people of the BVI “in a spirit of triumph and possibilities”.
“Thank you, Kyron, and for all those who have contributed to his success … for showing the world who we really are,” he added.
The Premier went on to describe McMaster as ‘a focused young man of exceptional athletic prowess’.
“I know I can say this for the entire BVI; that we are all filled with excitement and pride as the conversation on the street, in the work places, and on social media are evident of the joy,” Premier Smith said.
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