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Kwame Laurence :: Trinidad Express :: 11.04.2018

There was a rare sighting at the Carrara Stadium here in Gold Coast, Australia, yesterday. A Trinidad and Tobago athlete stood at the top of a Commonwealth Games podium, while the Red, White and Black was raised to the top of the tallest of three flagpoles, and a melodious rendition of "Forged from the Love of Liberty" on pan blared from the stadium speakers.

The athlete, of course, was Michelle-Lee Ahye, and the occasion was the women's 100 metres medal ceremony. The last time a T&T athlete was draped with Commonwealth gold was two decades ago at the Kuala Lumpur Games in Malaysia, where Ato Boldon blazed to victory in the men's century. Yesterday's flag-hoisting was a sight for sore eyes.

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BIRTHDAY GIFT: Trinidad and Tobago's first ever female Commonwealth Games gold medallist Michelle-Lee Ahye poses with silver medallist Jamaica's Christania Williams, left, and bronze medallist Jamaica's Gayon Evans during the Women's 100-metre final medal ceremony, yesterday, at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. —Photo: AFP

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