Thursday 23 January, 2020

WATCH: Michelle Lee Ahye celebrates birthday at medal ceremony

Trinidad and Tobago sprinter, Michelle Lee Ahye, started her 26th birthday in fine style as she received Trinidad and Tobago’s first gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Tuesday.

Ahye entered the history books with her 11.14-second dash as T&T’s first female to win a Commonwealth gold medal in the 100m sprint event. This win also placed her as the fastest woman in the Commonwealth.

Standing on the podium, Lee Ahye settled the medal beneath her fiery red dreadlocks, shaking her head in astonishment at the occasion.

 

She then sang along as Trinidad and Tobago’s national anthem played. 

Ahye’s victory comes 20 years after Ato Boldon won gold in the 1998 Commonwealth Games Men’s 100m final.

She beat Jamaican's Christiana Williams who followed by 11.21 seconds and Gayon Evans who clocked a personal best of 11.22 seconds.

Video courtesy: TTOC's Instagram

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