The championships are over and our “bilan” is two silver medals – not bad for a small country with 1.2 million people.
Congratulations to Stephan Buckland (silver medal – 200m race) and Jonathan Chimier (silver medal – long jump) and to the whole Mauritian team. We’ll do better next time in Osaka :).
Sportsmen in Mauritius
I don’t think that our athletes get the respect they deserve here. They are representing Mauritius on the International scene and yet they get a meagre financial allowance each month. Even worse, when they are injured and can’t participate in tournaments, their already meagre allowance is reduced – the logic is: you are not running, so u won’t get paid! What the crap? If tomorrow the Minister of Youth and sports is ill, is his salary cut?
Also, our sportsmen are among the few people who have a page on Wikipedia and yet, it’s nearly empty. It’s time someone (I unfortunately can’t do it since I don’t know enough about these guys), for example at the Ministry of Sports and Youth, fills up their page!