Dr. George Norton, Minister of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sports congratulates Troy Doris.
Honourable Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton extends sincerest congratulations to Mr. Troy Doris, on his astonishing achievements at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held in Australia.
Representing Guyana, Doris copped the much coveted gold medal with his 16.88m triple jump.
“Seeing the Golden Arrowhead being hoisted as the sounds of our National Anthem soared throughout that stadium, for the world to see, was surreal. I am sure that like myself and His Excellency, President David Granger, all of Guyana is extremely happy and proud of this achievement,” Dr. Norton said.
Doris is the first Guyanese to cop a gold medal for a Triple Jump at the Commonwealth Games.
However, back in 2002, Guyana’s Aliann Pompey claimed the women’s 400 metres title at the games which were held in England.
“At this, the 21st Staging of the Commonwealth Games, Guyana was represented in various disciplines by a contingent of 20. These men and women have poured their hearts into representing their country at various disciplines, and like the President said, we are extremely proud of them all.”
Dr. Norton believes that with intensified efforts, Guyana is well on its way to amaze the world at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo 2020.