Kingdom games athletes return with medals

On Sunday morning, August 2nd at the Princess Juliana International Airport, two kingdom games athletes—Emmy Fraenk and Jonathan Samuel—returned to St. Maarten after taking part in the Kingdom games in Aruba.


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Fraenk won 3 gold medals: 400 Meters, 4 x 100 Relay race, and the Medley; while Samuel won a Silver medal in his weight class of 60 kilos, just under the middle class category, in Tae-Kwon-Do.

The commissioner of Sports, Frans Richardson, who sent his regret for not being able to be present,sent his Liaison Officer for Sports, Althea Richardson to say a few words of encouragement and congratulations on his behalf.

"As we all know sports is one of Commissioner’s Richardson great passions. As for me being part of the delegation that traveled to Aruba to witness this spectacular event, I felt very proud and honored to see our very own athletes partake in this memorable event."

"Today we are here to honor our own – St. Maarten athletes who participated with the 2009 Kingdom Games on Aruba from July 25 until July 31, 2009. Miss Emmy Fraenk: Track & Field and Mr. Jonathan Samuel: Tae kwon do."

"Also a special word of thanks goes out to the coaches and delegates who made all of this possible."

"Your accomplishments only prove that St. Maarten does have its share of sports talent — and given the opportunity, they can excel."

"On behalf of Commissioner Richardson, I wish to applaud you for your success achieved during the 2009 Kingdom Games on Aruba."

"Once more, sincere congratulations for a job well done…"