Earlier today Premier David Burt welcomed the 2022 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, Jah-nhai Perinchief to the Cabinet Office.
The Premier, joined by Acting Sports Minister Lawrence Scott, later presented Jah-nhai with a cheque for $4,500 for his achievement.
We are here today at the Cabinet Office to welcome Jah-nhai home and congratulate him on his historic bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, last month.
We also recognise and celebrate that just two weeks later, Jah-nhai followed that
bronze medal with a silver medal at the North American, Central American and
Caribbean Athletic Association Senior Championships in Freeport, Bahamas.
Jah-nhai’s consistency, tenacity and self-belief are an inspiration to all of those
aspiring to enter athletics in Bermuda, and we are excited at the thought that there is still so much more to come from this 24 year old.
The Government is proud to continue to invest in our elite athletes who represent
our country so proud and we do our best to support them and help them to succeed.
We have made to support Jah-nhai, whether with cash support, or support for travel to various events.
And, I am happy to be here today with the Acting Minister of Youth, Culture and
Sport who will present Jah-nhai with this award and cheque in recognition of his
Well done, Jah-nhai; congratulations on all you have accomplished, and welcome
home, And before I hand over to the Minister, I had the opportunity to sit with Jah-nhai inside and to speak, and I am confident that the best is yet to come.
He started here in Bermuda, he is going to bed down his training overseas, and I am confident that we will see additional strong performances.
The Government is happy and proud to support, and we look forward to what is going to come from you in the future young man.
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