PNP salutes life of Dr Cynthia Thompson

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The People’s National Party (PNP) is extending condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Dr Cynthia Thompson who passed away yesterday at the age of 96.

The party noted that Thompson was a pioneering Jamaican athlete who was one of only four females to represent Jamaica at the country’s first entry to the Olympics in London in 1948.

Opposition spokesperson on Sports Natalie Neita in reflecting on the life of Thompson said: “Phenomenal, trail-blazing, trendsetting are just some of the words which come to mind when reflecting on the life of this extra ordinary Jamaican.”

She added that Thompson was a beacon of light and laid the blue print for the outstanding history and tradition that Jamaica has developed over many years of producing stellar female athletes who have dominated on the world on the Olympic stage.

“Having passed on the day the world celebrated International Women’s Day, Dr Cynthia Thompson stands tall as an example of the exceptional contribution that women have made and continues to make to the development of the Jamaican society,” Neita said.

The party saluted Thompson for being a strong positive example to young Jamaicans, adding that in spite of challenges and circumstances, with the grit, determination, and desire to compete, the impossible can be achieved.

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