Amid great celebration across the nation yesterday, Prime Minister Perry Christie extended “enthusiastic congratulations” to the winners of the men’s 4x400-meter relay at the London Olympics.
Christie referred to Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller as “the magnificent quartet who have done our nation proud”.
He extended congratulations on behalf of the government and all the people of The Bahamas and on his own behalf.
“The entire race from start to finish was a model of discipline, precision teamwork, strategic planning and superlative execution,” Christie said.
“The final leg of the relay run by Ramon Miller was particularly brilliant.”
The prime minister said: “These four men are our role models whose discipline, fortitude, ability to work together and determination are truly awe inspiring and are a shining example to our entire nation.
“This is a great day for The Bahamas. A proud nation stands at attention and salutes four of its finest sons.
“May I also take this opportunity to congratulate our entire Olympic team, both athletes and coaches, for their representation of The Bahamas in the London Olympics in a manner that demonstrated their discipline, commitment and skills in a most commendable way.”