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Julien Alfred Strikes Historic Gold In 60m Dash

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Julien Alfred gained Saint Lucia’s first-ever global Gold Medal, winning the 60m Dash at the World Indoor Athletics Championships.

Alfred clocked a time of 6.98 on Saturday.

The 22-year-old churned through the middle of Poland’s Ewa Swoboda (7.00s) and Italy’s Zaynab Dosso (7.05s) to finish tops.

After the race, Alfred explained that she had been working hard for a long time to give her country its first-ever gold medal.

“I am so happy, overwhelmed and ecstatic right now,” she declared.

Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre and opposition leader Allen Chastanet hailed Alfred’s historic victory.

“An exceptional performance by Ms. Alfred!” Pierre asserted on Facebook.

“Join me in congratulating our very own Julien Alfred on winning the 60m sprint at the World Athletics Indoor Championships 2024! Thank you for this historic moment for our country,” the Prime Minister wrote.

Chastanet wrote on Facebook: “Congratulations to Julien Alfred on winning the 60m Final at the World Athletics Championships with a time of 6.98. This latest win has earned Saint Lucia our first gold medal in the history of the World Indoor Championship.”

Youth and Sports Minister Kenson Casimir also joined in congratulating Alfred.

“St Lucia stand up! Julien Alfred is the fastest woman in the world in the 60 meters. Alfred is the first St Lucian to obtain a Global Medal in any sporting discipline,” Casimir stated.

” We are proud of the ambassador you are to our great nation! One Love!” The Gros Islet MP stated.

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25 COMMENTS

  1. Big up 758.Youths be progressive n look up to her.Join her in making Helen proud through peace,love and unity.Luciaaaaaaa

  2. What an incredible performance our sprinting sensation! Win or lose I have aways been one of your biggest fans. You go my girl!

  3. Great performance. Have been following her progress over the years. She gained a lot of determination and mettle going through the high school system in Jamaica. May she continue to do well

  4. Congratulations champion lady…you have made us proud and we look forward for you next great success at this summer’s 2024 Olympics in Paris.

  5. WOW!!
    Congratulations are in order for Julien Alfred. BRAVA!!
    SLU should be standing proud – in fact, SLU IS STANDING PROUD!
    This is damn good news.

  6. Hey a nation with a population of under 200, 000 produces a world champion.. no mean feat .
    Advise she plans her pre Olympic schedule sensibly to avoid burn out .
    Bravo bravo bravo.

  7. Congratulations to Ms. Alfred, her parents, family , her Community Ciceron, St.Lucia. I believe this shows our youth in St.Lucia and the world no matter your race, culture, economic status, if you strive, there will always be huddles… You will succeed with God and perseverance, family support community, your coach and your dreams..God bless you and to all those who has helped you achieve this milestone.

  8. Congratulations Track Queen Alfred. Please Mr. Prime Minister, please set aside a piece of land for the young lady, so that she knows that roots are down for her, in her native land. God bless.

  9. I am so proud of you Julien Alfred. Your hard work has paid off. You did it for yourself and St. Lucia.
    Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ very much. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ

  10. Yes! We need a disciplined population to maintain the support and respect due to our hard working Ambassadors home and out there ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จโ˜ฎ๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ

  11. Thanks pjp and the support of the labour party. And this is an example for the little girls who prostituting themselves all over st lucia trying to impress social media

  12. Love o love our little island Iyanola. We have the potential to do great things, leave a legacy and leave a legend rather than living for only 20 years then dieing on a bike, accident or Chopping , shooting and stabbing

  13. What does global medal mean? Doesn’t St Lucia gave other athletes who have won gold medals? If global simply mean fist international medal then that’s wrong because this is not the FIRST gold medal for St Lucia and that should be corrected. Please enlighten me.

  14. The above should read “Doesn’t St Lucia have….”
    Julienne congratulations!!

  15. Finally some good news from this collapsing sh!t hole. Well done young lady. Carry on being great.

  16. Congratulations to Julien Alfred on capturing GOLD in the 60 m at the World Indoor Championships in a remarkable time of 6.98 secs.
    She got a good start then caught the Polish girl at 45 m and ran away to the finish.

    Congrats also to Thea Lafond of Dominica who captured the Triple Jump 24 hours later. What a weekend for the Windward Islands.
    Notice rhe political class all jumping up to say they were the ones who supported Julien. Typical braying! Please ignore them.

    Please everyone do NOT put too much pressure on Julien by going overboard with the praise or expectations. This has destroyed athletes in other countries. Her career has just started , give her time and space to develope. Talk about statues, renaming airport, or highways or whatever else is crazy, non productive and very parochial.
    This daughter of the soul has produced- what a great day!

  17. Congrats young lady. If you were not sent to Jamaica to develop your athletic talent you would be even a better athlete that you are now. You see training and competing in Jamaica’s high school championship ( considered to be the greatest high school championship in the world) did not develop your talent sufficiently or gave you the exposure needed than if you had stayed and train in your formative years in St.Lucia. Congrats.

  18. Congratulations J. Big love on your journey to Paris๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

  19. Girl for that you crying! You know you just start crying. You have to cry in Paris when you win the gold and you have to cry in all these ports meets you going to win.

    By the way congrats on the US$40000 prize you got for winning that race. As I said the last time donโ€™t let any hungry Lucian fella with how much woman eat your money!

  20. Congratulations Julien Alfred so proud of you and give Thanks to YOU for the Positive Influences,remarkable strength, endurance and discipline also world wide positive coverage of St Lucia, fastest women in de world ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ™

  21. I watched this live. So so very proud of you Julien . Girl power & grit determination. Small & mighty Helen of West Indies. They always underestimate little ppl. May the wind be always at your back , and wings of glory be attached to your feet.๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ

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