The praises continue to pour in for Sada Williams.
Minister of Sports, Charles Griffith is the latest to congratulate Williams on her bronze medal performance at yesterday’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Williams clocked 49.60 seconds to finish third behind eventual winner Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic in 48.76 seconds, while Poland’s Natalia Kaczmarek took silver in 49.57 seconds.
“I am absolutely thrilled to celebrate this incredible achievement by one of our nation’s brightest stars in the world of athletics. It is my honour, as Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, to extend our warmest congratulations and well wishes to Sada Williams for her bronze medal in the 400 metres at the World Athletic Championships!” Griffith said in a statement today.
The Sports Minister said the 25-year-old’s performance had won the hearts of Barbadians.
“Sada, you have not only run your way into the record books but also into the hearts of our fellow citizens. Your dedication, perseverance, and unwavering commitment to your sport have brought you this success. Placing third in such a fiercely competitive event on the global stage is a testament to your exceptional talent and hard work.
“Your journey to this moment has been nothing short of inspiring. We’ve watched you overcome challenges, push your limits, and train relentlessly to reach this point. Your dedication to your craft, both on and off the track, is a shining example to all aspiring athletes in our nation,” Griffith added.
He further contended that her performance was the perfect example to all other Barbadian athletes of what can be achieved through hard work and determination.”
“Sada, your success is not just a personal triumph; it’s a source of pride for our entire nation. You have carried our hopes and dreams with you as you sprinted towards this bronze medal, and you have made us all proud. Your performance has demonstrated the limitless potential that resides within our nation’s athletes.
“As we celebrate you, let it serve as a reminder that with determination, hard work, and the unwavering support of our nation behind them, our athletes can achieve greatness on the world stage,” the Minister said.
“Sada, may you have a long and illustrious career. We eagerly anticipate the records you will shatter and medals you will win. Keep running with the same passion, drive, and grace that brought you to this moment, and you will continue to inspire us all. On behalf of our entire nation, I extend our heartfelt congratulations and well wishes to you, Sada. We are immensely proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds. Go forth with confidence, and may your journey continue to be filled with success and glory.” (RB)