Troy Doris visits Linden for the first time
DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, May 24, 2018
Guyana continues to hail Commonwealth Games gold medallist Troy Doris on his maiden trip home since medalling. Lindeners got their chance, yesterday, to celebrate the international champion.
Linden’s young athletes, Chantoba Bright and Daniel Williams were elated to welcome Doris into their hometown.
Chantoba Bright enthused, “We are all delighted to finally meet you. You have been a beacon of hope for this great nation and inspiration to all the athletes of this country. Your sports life taught us to never give up and that with determination, dedication, persistence, discipline and hard work we can achieve anything we set our minds to achieve.”
For his part, Williams said, he was pleased with the reception and honour bestowed on the gold medalist by the officials of the town and the administration. “He’s done a really good job on the world stage. We really appreciate him and I’m going to try to follow up and hopefully better him.”
Deputy Mayor of Linden, Wainewright Bethune, in his congratulatory message, described Doris’ achievement as “a significant inspiration for all Guyanese, especially the region of Linden.”
Doris told the Lindeners that he was delighted to be in the mining town, where a number of the nation’s high performing athletes originated. He also took the opportunity to thank them for their support, “It’s safe to say this is a personal victory but it’s a victory for all of us. This is not us for me this is for all of Guyana and everyone.”
Also present to celebrate Doris were Ministers Simona Broomes and Valerie Adams-Yearwood, Director of Sports, Christopher Jones, Mayor Waneka Arrindell along with other officials and residents.
By: Kimberley Ferreira
Images by Kareem Peters.