Former Saint Lucia Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has praised the performance of 18 Year old Mikaili Charlemagne who broke the local record in the 50m Freestyle whilst participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“We are very proud of you Mikail,” Chastanet wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.
Despite failing to advance to the semifinal round, Charlemagne finished 2nd with a time of 26.99, lowering the previous national record of 27.27 which she had set in 2019.
The teenage swimmer is a student-athlete at Springfield College in the United States.
Former Prime Minister Chastanet also hailed the performance of the Jamaica team in the women’s 100 metres Olympic event.
Defending champion Elaine Thompson-Herah led the women’s 100 metres final, finishing the race in 10.61 seconds to become the second-fastest woman in history.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had been seeking a third gold in the event, took silver in 10.74 with Shericka Jackson third in 10.76 at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium on Saturday.
“Extremely proud of our Jamaican sisters. Their amazing performance in the 100m has earned Jamaica the gold, silver and bronze medals at the Olympics in Tokyo. Congratulations!” Chastanet wrote on Facebook.
The post was accompanied by the hashtags: #GirlPower #CaribbeanPride.