Sunday, April 21, 2024

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Nikita Maycock blazed the track to capture the gold medal in the women’s 100-metre run, while teammate Marwyn Lorde took the silver medal in the men’s 100-metre run.
For both athletes, the Games have been a time of added joy because they celebrated birthdays while in Athens – Marwyn on June 25, the opening day of the Games, and Nikita on July 1.
 The weekend’s wonderful performances by Maycock and Lorde brought the final medal count for Barbados to seven – two golds, one silver and four bronzes.
It means that all seven Barbados athletes will be returning home with World Games medals.
The delegation of seven athletes and five officials are scheduled to arrive at Grantley Adams International On the final day of their competition at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, Barbados athletes have won a gold medal and a silver medal.Airport this Thursday.
Special Olympics is urging Barbadians to come to the airport to show the triumphant athletes how proud they are of their accomplishments.
The award winners are Nikita Maycock (gold – women’s 100 metres), Rashad King (gold – boy’s singles table tennis), Marwyn Lorde (silver – men’s 100 metres), Laura Sobers (bronze – women’s singles bocce), Korey Kellman (bronze – men’s 400 metres), Justin Edwards (bronze – men’s singles bocce) and Natalie Daniel (bronze – women’s 100 metres).
The Special Olympics will end today with closing ceremonies. (PH)


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