Samyr Laine Came Up Short for Haiti at the 2012 Olympics

Haitian athlete Samyr Laine did not win any medal competing for Haiti at the Olympics in London but he surely kept Haiti in the news.

I was hoping so much for Samyr to win in the Olympics. Haiti needs a Medal. Haiti hasn't won an Olympic medal since Silvio Cator took a silver in the long jump in 1928.

Samyr competed for triple jump. He gave his best. Unfortunately, even his record jump of 17.39 would not have won him a medal for Haiti.

Samyr was competing with World class champions, from countries who spend millions and millions of dollars training their athletes.

Did you watch the Haitian athletes compete at the olympics?

What can you say about their performances, especially Samyr Laine?

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Yvette Duverge says...

I am extremely proud of all our Haitian athletes, to me just them being there make them winners.

Congratulations to all of them. They made us proud.


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Bernadette says...

I am still proud of Laine.

He has tried to the best of his ability.

We have to take into account others who have been preparing for this occasions with the best of everything.

Sometimes sheer determination is just not enough.

Better preparation next time and we MIGHT

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Odrigue says...

map mande eske li pat two eksite et mank de kopetition paske mwen we li kapab, gen yon nan so li yo li te tombe nan line 54.7 mwen tap gade ak koleg travay mwen yo yo tout poze menm kesyon " Why he jump so hight that's why he did make it" mwen ta remen li entrene plis et apwan de ere li fe et map tan li en 2016 pou li fe sa Silvo te fe a
Pround of you bro, Haitian for life see you in

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Bwa San Fey says...

I caught a few. I saw Laine in two different occasions.

Even he did not win, I feel proud to see him trying.

Definitely, we will pick up a couple medals in 2016. Things will change for Haiti including

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Samuel Fredrique says...

Haitian athlete Samyr Laine made me proud, although he didn't win a medal competing at the Olympics in London but he kept Haiti dream alive.

If Jamaica did it we can do it. I'm hoping for the 2016 Olympic the Haitian government allocate funding to support our athlete so 2016 Olympic we can win a medal like Silvio Cator did in

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