They were greeted by family members, friends government officials, members of the National Olympic Committee and St. Kitts Nevis Amateur Athletic Association.
Included in the list of dignitaries were Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil Douglas, Deputy Prime Minister, Sam Condor, Minister of Sports, Mr. Glenn Phillip, and other sporting officials such as the president of the NOC, Alphonso Bridgewater, and SKNAAA President Glenn Jeffers, who all made brief remarks about the teams achievement.
The athletes who arrived Tuesday were Delwayne Delaney, Jason Rogers and Antoine Adams.
When asked to comment about the team’s experience, Delaney stated that the experience was one that he would treasure for the remainder of his life and said “We proved to the world that we are a now a force to be reckoned with in track and field.”
Delaney indicated that he and the team still couldn’t come to terms with the team’s accomplishments in the World Championship. The duo of Rogers and Adams, who shared a birthday during the games, deemed participating in the games a blessing and thanked the whole nation for their support and claimed a bronze medal as a “good birthday gift.” He added “Participating in a world event gave us a chill.”
The President of the SKNAAA suggested that his Association took a financial risk and stated that the troupes “held their own”. He also indicated that the team’s achievements were not easy but the athletes “put in their dues and made the sacrifice”
The sprint icon Kim Collins who was a part of the team’s success is now off to Zurich to participate in the Diamond League meeting and Briejesh Lawrence is back at school and will join up with the team at a later date for a nation-wide celebration.