This past Wednesday South Eleuthera hosted a homecoming for local hero, and Olympic Gold medalist Chris Brown, and his three teammates, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller. The four men, nicknamed “The Golden Knights” toured Eleuthera starting early in the morning in North Eleuthera and worked their way up the island before reaching Weymss’ Bight park for a ceremony and celebration in their honor.

For The Bahamas, the gold medal was their first in the 4×400 relay race, with the four quarter-milers finishing ahead of the United States, covering the mile in just over three and a half minutes. The ceremony was emceed by The Island School’s own Danielle Gibson, with presentations by Kalin Griffin and others, followed by performances including the Rum Runners.

After the official programme, the athletes availed themselves to supporters by signing autographs, posing for photos, and discussing their memorable triumph. Thanks to the Golden Knights for allowing some Island School, DCMS, and CEI folks to pose for their own “golden” moments.