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St. Lucia Wins More Medals In L.A.

(L-R) Medal winners Benwick Winifred, Joshua Henry and Nordy Randy Gilbert. [Photo: ASt. Lucia Special Olympics]

Silver for Jeremiah Charles in Bocce. [Photo: ASt. Lucia Special Olympics]
Silver for Jeremiah Charles in Bocce. [Photo: ASt. Lucia Special Olympics]
SPECIAL Olympics Team St. Lucia continued showcasing their skills and abilities through intense and friendly rivalry as the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California progresses.

On Wednesday Jeremiah Charles took to the Bocce court where he defeated his opponent from Saudi Arabia 8:5 advancing to the medal round against Costa Rica. Jeremiah secured the Silver medal defeating his opponent 2:12.

The ladies started their singles games also on Wednesday winning one and losing one match.

In athletics St. Lucia witnessed speed and perfection with the Male 200m. In Division 35 – Joshua Henry finished first in a time of 27.49 seconds to capture the Gold Medal.

(L-R) Medal winners Benwick Winifred, Joshua Henry and Nordy Randy Gilbert. [Photo: ASt. Lucia Special Olympics]
(L-R) Medal winners Benwick Winifred, Joshua Henry and Nordy Randy Gilbert. [Photo: ASt. Lucia Special Olympics]
St. Lucia’s Medal count continued with Benvick Winifred capturing the Bronze Medal in Division 39 with a time of 29.72 seconds while Nody Randy Gilbert, after suffering a mishap at the starting blocks, was able to have a close finish at the line placing second and capturing the Silver Medal in Division 43 in a time of 24.53 seconds.

Before going to press on Thursday, the ladies were down to compete in a series of track events as St. Lucia continued to shine with stellar performances in their bid to secure more of the precious medals available at the Games.

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