Sep 11 2013, 4:30am CDT | by IANS
"It is a massive success and of course people migrate toward success," said Gordon. "There has been a lot of interest in the club and moreso a lot of interest expressed in hurdling and hopefully this will generate the type of atmosphere and interest we need to promote it."
As reward for his accomplishment at the World Championships, Gordon would receive the Chaconia Gold Medal, a mid-sized house and $800,000, the Minister of Sports Anil Roberts announced.
Hypolite will also be rewarded with the Chaconia Silver Medal next year along with $200,000.
"It is very important to have achieved this because it represents an opportunity for local coaches to step up to the plate. I stressed that it is important to prepare yourself to accept the responsibility," Hypolite said.
"When you take on the opportunity to coach someone who has the option to go anywhere in the world, then you recognise just how important that is and to do that, you have to develop yourself to handle that responsibility. It is a message for local coaches to do the same and to start producing."
"I am just grateful for everything that has been offered to me so far," he said.
Gordon resumes his studies in two weeks' time but for now he is enjoying his success.
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