People danced, cheered and waved flags in the streets of Grenada after Kirani James won the gold medal in the 400-meter run with a time of 43.94 seconds — giving the small Caribbean nation its first-ever Olympic medal.

Hundreds of people had gathered at outdoor viewing sites to watch the race.

The government of Grenada has declared Tuesday afternoon a holiday to mark the feat. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas calls James' victory an inspiration to the country.


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