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.
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.
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.
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.