Thursday 12 December, 2019

Special Olympics team racks up 56 medals in Abu Dhabi

Aaron Ali, centre, won gold in one of the Equestrian events, contributing to the SOTT's medal haul

Aaron Ali, centre, won gold in one of the Equestrian events, contributing to the SOTT's medal haul

The Trinidad and Tobago Special Olympics team has been racking up the medals at the Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi.

To date, the team has 56 medals comprising 19 gold, 15 silver and 22 bronze.

T&T won gold medals in all of the categories entered: Bocce, Equestrian, Powerlifting, Swimming, and Athletics

The 15th Special Olympic World Games began on March 14 and will conclude with a closing ceremony on March 21. 

Below are the gold medal winners:

 

Athletics

Israel Malik Duncan and Saphhire Mercedes Lynne Jackson: softball throw

LaToya Kaychelle Charles: 100m and 200m

Tershana Tempro: 200m

 

Bocce

Gary James Boodoo and Kenrick Clinton Baksh: Unified Sports Doubles

 

Equestrian

Aaliyah Harrigin; Level CI - English Working Trails

Aaron Ali: Level BI - English Working Trails and Level BI - Dressage

 

Powerlifting

Damien Marquis: Squat, Bench Press, Combined Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift

 

Swimming

Donovan Garib: 100m freestyle and 4x50m freestyle relay

Melissa Nanan: 50 m freestyle

Nikoli Lalla: 4x50m freestyle relay

Trent Bethel: 25 m backstroke and 4x50m freestyle relay

 

 

 

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