Castries, Saint Lucia: It is big Silver for Julien Alfred LCA in the women’s 100m final as she finished second with a time of 11.01s to claim the medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham. In the Alexandar Stadium, Saint Lucian Athlete make the record-break victory.
It’s the first ever track medal for Saint Lucia at the Commonwealth Games and back-to-back medals for Saint Lucia after Levern Spencer took GOLD in 2018.
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica becomes the Women’s 100m Commonwealth Games Champion. The Jamaican claims the medal with a time of 10.95s.
Julien Alfred is Saint Lucia’s premier athlete by far. Young, world-class, a proven winner already in many international youth Games, 2022 NCAA Champion in the 100M and the 4th fastest woman on the planet in that event this year.
Wishes have been poured on Saint Lucian athlete due to her incredible performance. Firstly, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre, through his social media, hailed Julien Alfred LCA and shared her winning moment on the track field.
PM Pierre stated, “Our very own Julien Alfred LCA won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in the 100m finals. Congratulations on your victory, and thank you for allowing us to share this moment with you. Continue in the pursuit of excellence.”
Besides this, Deputy Prime Minister of Saint Lucia- Ernest Hilaire hailed Julien Alfred with a heartfelt message. He called that hard work always pays off, and it is proved by her.
He said that Julien proved again today that adversity is what builds character. Despite all that was said and done and disappointment at the World Champs, her indomitable spirit was on display.
“She knows what it is to rise from the ashes and soar with the stars.
Today is another step toward global dominance. Well done, daughter of Ciceron, Castries South and Saint Lucia. I know your mom is proud. We all are,” said the deputy prime minister.
Moreover, through his social media, Ernest Hilaire asserted, “Julien Alfred, Remember her name.” He also changed his cover photo on Facebook with the photo of silver medalist.