Governor praises Zharnel Hughes on European Championship record | THE DAILY HERALD

ANGUILLA–Governor Tim Foy, Deputy Governor Perin Bradley and members of their staff have congratulated Zharnel Hughes on taking gold in the men’s 100 metre race, representing Great Britain in the European Championships taking place in Berlin, Germany, from August 7 to 12. Other congratulations are coming forward from around the island.

Chief Minister Victor Banks says, “Anguilla and Anguillians are extremely proud of the achievements of our son of the soil, Zharnel Hughes as he continues to ‘wow,’ showing that our small island with scarce resources and primitive facilities can produce such quality athletes. Of course our home-grown athletes are competing as a part of team Great Britain based on our constitutional relationship. Congratulations Zharnel! We are proud of you!”

Anguilla’s Hughes not only gained gold but created a new championship record with a 9.95-second time.

Banks suggested that it is not unreasonable to expect that the UK will show appreciation for Anguilla’s contribution to athletics in track and field and is hoping they will provide funding for upgrading the track and field facilities and programmes here.

Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Cardigan Connor added his congratulations, noting that he is very proud of Zharnel’s success and applauds and supports him 100 per cent. He said Zharnel had helped to inspire other young persons in Anguilla to reach their goals, adding that Zharnel is a great ambassador for Anguilla.

Source: The Daily Herald