Sean Paul, a swimmer and water polo player since childhood, told the Jamaica Observer how proud he was of compatriot Alia Atkinson who finished 4th in the 100m breastroke event at the Olympics.
According to the Jamaica Observer:
"I was so proud of her, tears come to my eyes," he told the Jamaica Observer. "It was tears of joy because I know what it takes to participate at that level. I know how much they sacrifice friends and family in order to go to training... It's hard, and when you reap success like Alia, it is worth it," he said.