Shakir Stapleton Receives Hero’s Welcome

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By: Staff Writer

Gold Medalist Shakir Stapleton received a hero’s welcome as he returned to Nevis on Sunday 12th June.

The Special Olympian and his coach Derek Good was met at the Oualie pier by a small contingent of well-wishers which included the Minister with responsibility for Sports, Hon. Eric Evelyn and family members.

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Shakir participated in the USA Special Olympic Games which were held in Orlando from June 5th – June 11th.

In the Men’s Tennis Final, Stapleton won a 7-point tie break (7-5) with the game at 6-6. Time was called and Shakir was declared the winner, thus securing Gold.

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