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Trinidad and Tobago make history at Commonwealth Games

MAKING HISTORY: Michelle-Lee Ahye

DAY FIVE of the Commonwealth Games 2018 has seen a victory for Michelle-Lee Ahye who is the first female athlete from Trinidad and Tobago to win gold.

As she crossed the finishing line at 11.14 second, Ayhe, who was Trinidad and Tobago's flag bearer in last Wednesday's opening ceremony, punched the air as she celebrated the 100m title win.

She told news reporters: “My coach said execute first and then run your race, and I did exactly that. I just stayed calm and did what I had to do”.

She came first to Jamaica’s Christania Williams who has claimed silver ahead of team-mate, Gayon Evans and British athlete Asha Philip who finished in fourth place. The women’s race saw six of the eight competitors come from the two Caribbean nations.

In the men’s 100 meter race, South Africa dominated both its gold and silver titles as Akani Simbine took first place at 10.03 seconds with Henricho Bruintjies closely behind.

In third place, Jamaican athlete Yohan Blake was off to a poor start and took home the bronze medal at 10.19 seconds. He said: “I’m a bit disappointed because I’ve been feeling good, I’ve been running good and I just didn’t put the start together so I was all over the place. It was just a bad race for me”.

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