Kirani James wins 400m Gold weeks after training at BBH

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Teenage superstar Kirani James stormed the 400m final last night to take Gold and claim Grenada’s first ever medal at the Olympic Games.

The 19 year old, who trained at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre along with the rest of the Grenadian team in the run up to London 2012, powered to victory in 43.94 seconds to add the Olympic title to the World Championships title he won last year.

JPCT 17-07-12 S12289001X Granada Olympic team, BBH Leisure Centre, Kirani James, current world 400m champion -photo by Steve Cobb

JPCT 17-07-12 S12289001X Granada Olympic team, BBH Leisure Centre, Kirani James, current world 400m champion -photo by Steve Cobb

His country Grenada, with a population of around 10,000 people, has declared a national holiday after James grabbed the Caribbean island’s first ever Olympic medal in style and Social network site Twitter has been awash with comments of congratulation.

After his monumental victory James said: “It means a lot. Grenada will be going crazy right now.”

The West Sussex County Times caught up with James less than three weeks before his first Olympic Games and found him calm and relaxed and simply wanting to do his country proud.

He did much more than that and you can watch a video of our interview with the young superstar by clicking play below.