Letters to the Editor

Bolt's lesson to the world

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

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Dear Editor,

When I heard of Usain Bolt's bronze my first impulse was disappointment.

My second thought was: Why did he have to be beaten by Justin Gatlin of all people?

Then I reflected on the value of what had really taken place and my negative feelings were eclipsed.

While the crowd was booing Gatlin, Bolt was embracing and congratulating him. This was a lesson in sportsmanship from the heart; a lesson to the whole world, a gesture which influenced the booers and reduced the booing.

Bolt has stated that Gatlin has paid the price for his now distant folly and Gatlin has himself been full of praise for Bolt.

The outcome is better than anything I could have wished for.

Bolt and Gatlin have demonstrated to the world that there is hope for humanity.

I thank God for this outcome. Let us build on it.

Michael Elliott

Gordon Town PO

St Andrew

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