Julien Alfred takes Gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

Sprint sensation Julien Alfred has claimed St Lucia’s first ever Gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The 15-year old produced a superb run in the girl’s under-18 100m dash to cross the finish line in 11.56 seconds Thursday night at the games taking place in Bahamas.

She had earlier won her heat in 12.02 seconds and won the semi-final with 11.80 seconds.

Alfred dropped to her knees to kiss the track after lifting St Lucia to 11th place in the rankings.

She beat out Australian Louise Riley, who won the silver medal, and Deondra Green of Canada who got the bronze.

Julien Alfred received the 2015 St Lucia Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award.

45 Comments

  1. Lauren Nelson
    July 21, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Good on you girl, proud of you.

  2. Febert
    July 21, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Great!!!! Never heard of her b4 though.

  3. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Bravo 👏

  4. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 6:05 am

    Congratulations. I feel so proud of you. Keep working hard aunty Fortuna will invest I you and you can go on to win Olympic gold

  5. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Great

  6. Digby Ambris
    July 21, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Congratulations dear. The fruit of hardworking, patience and industry. A good example for our Lucian society to follow

  7. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Thats a REAL NEWS. CONGRATULATION

  8. Basoo Dee
    July 21, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Congratulations. Keep it up. You’ve made your country proud.

  9. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 6:59 am

    That’s wonderful. It would be great if she could get some proper training and development of her skills for the future

  10. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    Congratulations young lady….Dont know you but am proud of you….BLESSINGS

  11. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Excellent saw your interview on winners TV you said you would do it and you did. I am certain in Jamaica all will go well and we will soon see you at the Olympics… praise God

  12. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Congrats my girl keep up the good work

  13. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Excellent! God’s Blessings. Keep it up!

  14. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Congratulations, job well done Alfred. SLU Times where is the video clip. This is what you should put on the page. Promote Alfred. This is what we want to see live her PERFORMANCE.

  15. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Congratulations your lady. May God continues to bless you.

  16. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations young lady God’s blessing upon u keep it up

  17. Trump
    July 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    wow keep it up good work

  18. St. Lucian
    July 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Congrats, very well done.

  19. Shane
    July 21, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Congrats and hope you continue your training to get better.

  20. straight shooter
    July 21, 2017 at 8:23 am

    === HARD WORK PAY’S OFF/== = take note lucians,

  21. Terence Joseph
    July 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Blessing young lady, may lord continue strengthening you.

  22. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Great job dear…forward ever backward never.keep it going..proud of you.you lift up my nose..the others should follow

  23. Gerald Guard
    July 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Well Done! Hard work, Persistence, Consistence, Patience, Discipline! Focus! Does it!

  24. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Awesome awesome she made up proud!!
    Gongrats!!

  25. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Great job Julien. Continue to strive for excellence.

  26. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Thats it cuzzo keep it up

  27. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Way to go girl. Congratulations!!!

  28. Vibz
    July 21, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This phenomenal feat deserves a standing ovation from all Luciana. Blaze the trail for others to follow in all spheres of life. Hearty Congratulations!

  29. Jabal
    July 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

    That is what I am talking about!!!!
    Watch those lean legs…
    Our very own BOLT!!!
    LUCIAN!!!!!

  30. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I have goosebumps, you know how long I waiting to hear something like that!!! Love Love It!!!

  31. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Great great continue to work hard. Your reward is after the hard work

  32. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Am so happy to hear good things about this young Lady it’s amazing. Every comment Say’s congrat..how she made saint Lucia proud. That’s wonderful. But when other saint Lucian’s trying to make the country better so that it’s citizens can be proud. You hear all kinds of cretisizing complaine condemned not good. All kinds. Is this the way to go ?the world is hearing about our sports men and women how well they doing and also hearing how idiot our citizens can be. Don’t that rings a Bell to saint Lucian’s ???

    1. Anonymous
      July 21, 2017 at 10:46 am

      you’re too happy to hear only good things so you needed to add some negativity. maybe you should look in the mirror. let the young lady enjoy her shine and take your concerns about criticizing somewhere else.

    2. Anonymous
      July 22, 2017 at 9:25 am

      True…thought the same. We must be there for our people in good times and in bad.
      Congrats to you ALFRED.

  33. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Well done and we are all proud of you .On another note did you get support from the government of St Lucia?

  34. sharonterrell
    July 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

    YES SHE IS OUR HUSSAIN BOLT,OR OUR GAIL DIVARS,l CRIED LAST NIGHT.Am still in tears,dont know what to do with my self.I had a glass of Champagne,at fifteen you bad so.Congratulations again and again.I want more,cant wait to see more of you JULIEN ALFRED.Kaboom.

  35. [email protected]
    July 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I cried last night,happy tears.You are definitely our Hussain Female Bolt.Cant wait to see more of you,JULIEN you the happening queen right now.St.lucia getting to be known more and more,when we do good for our self and country.We proud Congratulations is not enough.I hope our Ministry of Sports do somthing for you,you sincerely deserve it.Kaboom,Explosion baby.

  36. Jay
    July 21, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Wonderful..congrats and blessings for more success

  37. Anonymous
    July 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    fantastic, it would have been nice to watch a video clip of the race

  38. Babaloo
    July 22, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Support our young people to achieve their goal Saint Lucians we have the talent nurture it provide training facilities give the young people a way to enhance their lives rich or poor this can help end crime make them proud of themselves something to focus on.Rally the government to support our youth in Saint Lucia. 👍👍👍👍👍

  39. Killer
    July 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Well Done my girl .big up . Congrats

  40. Yeah!
    July 22, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Congratulations Julien and by extension St. Lucia. This is out time to shine!!

  41. xedos
    July 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    This Name sound familiar .If i’m not mistaken i think she’s the same girl who attend St. Catherine High school in Jamaica and run at Champs?

  42. xedos
    July 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Jamaica needs to take more of kids from the smaller Islands who’s into track and field and put them into the Jamaica high school system. The tough and grueling Jamaica high school track and field system pays off for her. even though she never win at champs ,that experience going through the rigors of champs prepared her for this moment. if you can survive Jamaica high school track and field no other meet will phase you not even the olympics.

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