Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 06, 2021 (SKNIS): Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards commended two athletes from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis for their outstanding representation at the 2020 Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 to August 08, 2021.
Team St. Kitts and Nevis, two-time Olympian Jason Rogers and NACAC Games 2021 Silver Medalist Amya Clarke arrived in Tokyo, Japan, on July 19. Clarke and Rogers competed in the women’s and men’s 100-meter events respectively during the period July 30 to August 01.
Three-time Olympian and Semifinalist Rogers qualified for the 100-meter semifinals with a time of 10.21 seconds. He participated in the men’s 100-meter semifinals with a time of 10.12 seconds. Mr. Rogers ran a personal best of 10.01 seconds in April of this year to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ms. Clarke earned a spot in the top three for the female 100-meter preliminaries where she moved on to the following round of heats with a time of 11.67 seconds.
“I take the opportunity to congratulate and commend two young persons from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Amya Clarke, and Jason Rogers. Both individuals, Mr. Speaker, did an excellent job in the respective races that they competed in,” said Deputy Prime Minister Richards, during the August 05 sitting of the Federal Parliament. “We are indeed proud of them Mr. Speaker, proud of the fact that we were able to have two young persons represent us on the world stage and compete among the best on the world stage.
Ms. Clarke hails from the village of Christ Church and currently attends the University of Akron, while Mr. Rogers is from Sandy Point. He specializes in the 100-meter sprint.
“The fact is regardless of where in the Federation they are from they would have done an excellent job in promoting and representing the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis,” said Deputy Prime Minister Richards. -30-