Happy Birthday Kirani James

The Minister for Youth Sport and Religious Affairs, Hon. Emmalin Pierre, takes this opportunity on behalf of the Government of Grenada, to wish a Happy Birthday to Grenada’s own Kirani James.

Minister Pierre described James continuous patriotism, as he goes forth to represent the people of Grenada, Carriacou, Petite Martinique and the Caribbean, as exemplary. The Sports Minister called on all Grenadians to take example from the dedication to achievement by James, and his humility in both defeat and victory.

His efforts on and off the track have been unifying for all Grenadians and is a perfect example of what Sports can do for personal, community and national development” said Minister Pierre.

The lists of achievements of Kirani James include:

400m World Youth Championships 2007 Silver Medal
400m World Junior Championships 2008 Silver Medal
400m Commonwealth Youth Games 2008 Gold Medal
400m World Junior Champion 2010 Gold Medal
400m World Indoor Champion 2011 Gold Medal/Youngest champion ever
400m Olympic Champion 2012 Gold Medal/First Grenadian Olympic Medal in history
400m Commonwealth Games Champion 2013 First Grenadian Commonwealth Games Gold Medal
400m World Championships 2015 Bronze Medal
Grenada 400m National Record Holder 43.74s


The Ministry for Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs, remains committed to assisting and recognizing all of Grenada’s sportsmen and women, particularly those who continue achieving at the level of Kirani James and Kurt Felix, who over the weekend placed 8th in the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, setting a national record in the Decathlon of 8302, while posting several personal best performances.


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