Words of support have begun to pour in for Levern Spencer who has won gold at the Commonwealth Games, currently taking place in Australia.
Spencer cleared the bar at a season best of 1.95 m to win the gold medal in the women’s high jump.
In a brilliant performance on Friday, she dominated throughout the event, leaving the United Kingdom and Australia to compete for the silver and bronze respectively.
In an early morning message on Facebook, the office of the Prime Minister wrote: “Congratulations Levern” with the hashtag – team Saint Lucia.
Former Sports Minister, Shawn Edward also took to Facebook to share his excitement.
“I didn’t stay up in vain,” Edward wrote.
He added: “This is a huge achievement for athlete and country. Congrats!! Well done Levern!!”