From?Trelawney to Trench Town, the 50th anniversary of independence celebrations have started in Jamaica, home of the fastest man and woman in the world.
And Olympic gold has added another dimension to those celebrations.
On successive days, last Saturday and Sunday, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Usain Bolt repeated as gold medallists in the marquee Olympic women’s and men’s 100 metres.
Both are now on course for a sprint double as they are also favoured to win the 200 metres.
After that, they would be in contention for a third gold medal should Jamaica win both the men’s and women’s 4×100-metre relays.
But apart from running fast and being from the same Caribbean country, Bolt and Fraser-Pryce,have little in common in terms of appearance. Bolt is a towering six-footer, known as “The Big Man” while diminutive Fraser-Pryce is called “The Pocket Rocket” because of her small stature. (EZS)