Haiti - Sports : The President Martelly congratulates and encourages Samyr Laine
On behalf of the Executive and the Haitian people, the Head of State congratulated the Haitian delegation, especially Samyr Laine . The President of the Republic expressed him the pride and recognition of all Haitians to have flown so high the national bicolor and bring the country in the final. "Haiti is with you until the final victory and wish you success," declared the President Martelly.
The President of the Republic told Samyr, that he would be honored to receive all members of the delegation at the National Palace. He also promised to see how, the Haitian government could now accompany the athletes. "In addition to being examples for Haitian youth, I want these athletes become of models for the new generation."
The athlete Laine, graduated in 2006 from Harvard University and holder of a Masters in Law at Georgetown University, finished 6th of 13 of group A and 10 of 26 overall with a performance of 16.81 meters .
This year, Haiti was also represented at the Olympics in London by three other athletes living in the Diaspora. These are Moise Joseph of Florida, athlete 800m flat; of Marlena Wesh of Virginia, 400m athlete, and Jeffrey Julmis of Fort Lauderdale, 110m/hurdles. Like the latter, the judoka Linouse Desravines [the only representative of Haiti which evolves homeland] was unable, unfortunately, to get a medal.
Aware of the precarious conditions in which the sports are practiced in Haiti, the President of the Republic has clearly passed instructions to ministries concerned to build more sports facilities throughout the country: "Our athletes must be well supervised in order to better defend the colors of the country."
Samyr Laine, did not win a medal, but proudly represented Haiti
See also :