Bermuda's Special Olympics Return to Hero's Welcome
Friends and Family turned out in numbers to welcome home Bermuda’s Special Olympian at the LF Wade International Airport.
The Bermuda contingent would return from the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi with 19 Medals.
Minister of Sports Lovitta Foggo met the teams and told the athletes and their families “The team did the island proud on the world stage.”
Minister Foggo went on to say, “Thank you to our Special Olympians, we could not have asked for a better performance.”
Coach Ricky Watts said, “We did not know what to expect, but out athletes showed up and showed the World what Bermuda had to offer.”
An emotional Alicia Zuill, Chair Woman of the Bermuda Special Olympics said, “We have only just begun, these athletes did a great job and we look forward to what’s to come.”
Thursday, March 21, 2019
James & Cipres Finish 5th in Skating Championships
Vanessa James/Morgan Cipres have finished fifth overall competing in the 2019 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Japan.
2019 European Champions James and Cipres rallied back from a disappointing Short Program, coming third in the Free Skating and pulling up from seventh to fifth on 215.19 points.
China’s Wenjing Sui and Cong Han soared to the Pairs Gold Medal, while Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov settled for the Silver Medal and their teammates Natalia Zabiiako and Alexander Enbert earned the Bronze. All three teams set new seasons best scores.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Bermuda Special Olympians Finish With 19 Medals
Marshall & Lambert
Bermuda’s Special Olympians concluded competing in the Special Olympic Games in Dubai.
The Bermuda contingent finished with a total of 19 Medals with 3 Silver, 5 Bronze, 7 Fourth Place, 2 Fifth Place, a Sixth and a 8th Place Medal.
The day started with a bit of controversy as Del Che Landy won the 800m race, but he was Disqualified with officials ruling Landy broke in before the break line.
Alicia Zuill, Chair Woman of the Bermuda Special Olympics said, “There were tears of joy over here. He cried in my arms before the race saying he was scared because of his first race, we prayed together as a team before going to warm up and running and the other athletes told him he has got this.”
Bridget Marshall finished in 4th Place in Tennis in the Singles - Level 4 Division, while Micah Lambert finished 4th playing the Singles - Level 5 Division.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
More Medals for Bermuda Special Olympians
Bermuda’s Special Olympians continued competing in the Special Olympic Games in Dubai.
The Bermuda contingent has now collected a total of 17 medals with 3 Silver, 5 Bronze, 5 Fourth Place, 2 Fifth Place, a Sixth and a 8th Place Medal.
JaNaysha Maloney was clocked across the line in a time of 31.80 during the 100 Meter Walking Race, while Solay Thomas was clocked in a time of 31.74.
The pair were Disqualified as the times exceeded the maximum effort rule in Special Olympics which states that you cannot go faster than 25% of your qualifying time. Both of walkers were just over the mark and were given participation medals. They were excited and just walked a great race but it was over there qualifying time of 41.09.
Kirk Dill won a Bronze Medal competing in the category M22 100 Meter Race with a time of 15.34
Damon Emery would also capture a Bronze Medal during the 100 Meter M24 Category Race stopping the clock in a time of 14.70.
With a time of 13.81, saw Kris Trott collect a Bronze Medal in the M26 Category 100 Meter Run.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Bean Ruled Out of the Bermuda Team
Keishon Bean has been ruled out of the Bermuda - Dominican Republic on March 24th at the Estadio Cibao Santiago due to injury.
www.islandstats.com can reveal that the William White has been drafted into the team and will join up with the squad tomorrow.
The Bermuda team departed Bermuda this morning heading to a Training Camp in Florida in preparation of the match on Sunday.
A phone call to the Bermuda Football Association President Mark Wade revealed that only www.islandstats.com had inquired as to the update on the squad.