Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ann Hill take top medals

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Occasional showers could not put a damper on the islands’s special olympians at the Police Sports Club last Wednesday.  
Champions emerged from the Special Olympics National Games Football Tournament with spectacular team play and individual performances.
In the five-a-side competition, gold medals were won by Ann Hill School, which topped the senior division with a feast of goals – ten of them scored by Tyrone Roach.  
Teams from the Challenor Creative Arts Training Centre captured second and third place and came away with silver and bronze medals.
 Gold medals in the junior division were won by the All Saints Primary Special Unit, with Kadeem Brewster and Kyle Cumberbatch racking up five goals each as top scorers in the division.  
The Erdiston Special School placed second and third place went to Eagle Hall Primary Annex.
 With championships completed in football, bocce and aquatics, the Special Olympics Annual National Games now move on to track and field.  
The central event on the calendar, the Special Olympics National Games Track and Field Meet, is set for Tuesday at the National Stadium.  
The senior meet will feature competitors from various special unit teams across the nation, individual athletes and Barbados medal winners from the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece. (PR)

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