SKN Special Olympians gain personal achievements while representing the federation

Shontelle-Gold-ShotputWhile the team has captured over 12 medals, it is more about the personal victory in doing the best they can, in participating, in making new friends and having life changing experiences and in being a part of a global family of special Olympians.

Bocce-Team-SilverSpecial Olympics SKN National Director Ivor Blake captures the moment, the experiences, when he said, “Our athletes have done us proud, and in the process, we all have seen that through play we learn sportsmanship, team building, persistence, character, determination and friendship.”

He continued, “Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place — one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time.”

Team St. Kitts and Nevis won a Silver medal in Bocce that included team members Berenice Jimenez, 19, Letisha Davis, 15, Constance Bagnall, 59, and Rojem Felex, 23. Playing together, they competed against Palestine and Bonaire.

In the Bocce Men’s Singles, Rojem Felex played against competitors from China and Cyprus to earn a Silver medal. In the Ladies Singles, Constance Bagnall won a Gold medal competing against Lebanon and Jamaica. Berenice Jimenez also won Gold competing against players from Jordon and Mexico.

In athletics, Roger Crawford won Gold in the 200m race and Shontelle Hazel won Silver in the Females Shotput event.

Turning to tennis, the team was represented by Danny Blake, Sisqo Phillip, Leon Silcott and Dionte Foster. In aquatics/swimming, Joseph Mason, Lemuel Hobson, Kemuel Sharry and Jaren Pryce represented the team.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world, including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 70,000 events a year.


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