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Benjamin Alexander Becomes First Jamaican Skier to Qualify for Winter Olympics


January 15, 2022 | Vision Newspaper |

Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness took to social media to congratulate Jamaican Skier Benjamin Alexander after he became the first Jamaican Skier to qualify for the Winter Olympics.

Congratulations Benjamin Alexander on making history by becoming the first Jamaican skier to qualify for the Winter Olympics after finishing seventh in the giant slalom at the Cape Verde National Ski Championships. pic.twitter.com/TqAu7Iyp20

— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) January 15, 2022

Jamaican Minister of Sport, Gender, Culture and Entertainment also expressed her pleasure with a tweet of her own.

Heartiest congratulations to Benjamin Alexander, Jamaica’s first Alpine Skier to qualify for the Winter Olympics. We are proud of you! Jamaica has no snow, yet we compete in winter sports. 🇯🇲 #Jamaica #winterOlympics #BenjaminAlexander pic.twitter.com/Jg31V34QOq

— Hon.Olivia Grange (@Babsy_grange) January 15, 2022

The Winter Olympics is being held this year in Beijing China beginning with the opening ceremonies on February 4th 2022 and continuing until the closing ceremonies on February 20th 2022.

SOURCE Twitter

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