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Bronze medallist McMaster returns to warm welcome

- said he wants to remain injury free & improve on his latest performance
From left: Lakeisha 'Mimi' Warner, Kyron McMaster, Tarkia 'Tinkerbell' Moses, coach Dag Samuels, Nelda Huggins and L'Tsha 'Bella' Fahie at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on July 25, 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Kyron McMaster (2nd from right) during the final of the IAAF World U20 Championships Men's 400m Hurdles. Photo: Internet Source
Kyron McMaster (2nd from right) during the final of the IAAF World U20 Championships Men's 400m Hurdles. Photo: Internet Source
McMaster had won his semi-final race. Photo: Internet Source
McMaster had won his semi-final race. Photo: Internet Source
BEEF ISLAND, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ team that competed at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland returned to these shores last evening, July 25, 2016 to a warm welcome by family, friends and representatives from the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports who made their way to the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

Kyron McMaster, who won Bronze in the Men’s 400m Hurdles at the U20 World Championships, was the hero of the hour.

“As soon as I realised I was in medal contention I had to remain focused and composed to finish. After the race was when I started to rejoice and feel proud,” McMaster told Virgin Islands News Online.

McMaster now wants to remain injury free and just enhance his performances from the World Juniors.

BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) President, Dean Greenaway commented: “Congratulations go to all the athletes. This is a historic moment with six qualifying, which is the most we ever had. Unfortunately Deya Erickson wasn’t able to make it, but 3 of the five advanced to semi finals and obviously Kyron winning the medal was a significant achievement.”

After greetings and a few words from Assistant Director of Youth Affairs and Sport, Ms Avelinda Freeman, on behalf of the Minister Responsible for Sports, Myron V. Walwyn, all the athletes, along with their parents and well wishers, set off on a light flashing, horn honking procession into Road Town.

2 Responses to “Bronze medallist McMaster returns to warm welcome”

  • Vi islander (26/07/2016, 19:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good work youth!!!! And congratulations on bringing home something worth wild
  • :) (27/07/2016, 11:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job, investment in sports showing in so many ways education/greater performances!!!!!!


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