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It was another successful outing for Special Olympics SVG athletes when a team of four returned home from the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida, June 5-10, with a haul of five medals, including one gold.

The team competed in two events – Bocce and Tennis.

The Bocce team of Terrence Davis and Gamal Antoine accounted for the gold medal. This, after Davis had earned a silver medal and Antoine a bronze, each having contested three individual games.

The tennis team of Natasha Doyle and Ornoro John combined to cop a silver medal in the doubles.

John played his way to a silver in the singles while Doyle earned a fourth place in her singles outing.

The athletes were accompanied by:  Woodrow ‘Keylee’ Williams – Bocce coach; Roxann Williams – Tennis coach; Team Doctor – Frank Joseph; and National Director Special Olympics SVG – Sezevra Joseph.

Joseph was pleased with the team’s exploits. 

“Special Olympics St. Vincent and the Grenadines was part of the Caribbean contingent that attended the USA Games. It is the first time the Caribbean team is participating in the USA Games. So, I am really pleased with the performance after the long break from competition,” she said on her return.

She added, “I must also credit the coaches for the work they continue to put in with the athletes and the others who are involved in the process.” 

Local Special Olympiads now look to their next outing in June 2023, in Germany, where they are expected to add athletics (track and field) and swimming to the list of events in which they will compete. 

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