On Saturday June 19, Alana Walker rewrote Jamaica’s history books by becoming the first Jamaican to win a medal for Gymnastics at an international competition. The trailblazing teen with a score of 49.850 placed third to win the bronze medal in the women’s all-around division at the Junior Pan American Championships at the Polideportivo López Mateos, Guadalajara, Mexico.
With the feat, she lands the golden ticket qualifying for the Junior Pan Am Championships in Columbia later in 2021.
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, commenting on the feat said:
“A fantastic feat by Alana, breaking new ground for Jamaica. I am so proud of her bronze medal performance at the Junior Pan American Championships.”
“I wish Alana all the best as she pursues further accomplishments in gymnastics, and at the same time I wish to commend the Jamaica Gymnastics Association for its continued efforts to develop the sport in Jamaica.”