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Special Olympics Team Bahamas Increased Medal Count
By Basil Christie, National Chairman
Jul 4, 2011 - 9:15:46 AM

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With two days left of competition at the Special Olympics World Games in Athens, Greece, Team Bahamas continues to make its presence felt among the 8,000 athletes from the 180 participating countries.  On Friday they added to their medal count, which now stands at 14.

In Basketball, they had a convincing win over Panama, and will play for the gold medal on Saturday against Venezuela, a team they lost to on Wednesday.  Coaches Wenzal Swain and Nathan Adderley are promising a victory in this standoff.

In Swimming, coach Desiree Dean is smiling with the two Gold Medals won by Kshnell Knowles in the 50 meter backstroke and Alvia Penn in the 50 meter butterfly.

On the Track Jeremy Culmer fought hard for his Silver Medal in the two-day competition of the Pentathlon.  After a fourth place finish in the 400 meters, Dion Farquharson won his Bronze Medal in the 800 meters in a very tough field.

In Tennis Dwanika Rose won a Silver Medal in the singles competition and she teamed with partner, Julya Williams to win Bronze in the doubles.  The boys’ team of Zekuumba Major and Adrian Robinson followed up with a Bronze Medal in the doubles.

The finals of Bowling, Bocce, Basketball and Judo will be played on Saturday and Sunday.  With Closing Ceremonies scheduled for Monday evening, the team will return to Nassau on Wednesday evening.


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