Photo Caption: Snaps of team St. Kitts and Nevis, Original Photo Credit-Special Olympics- Collage: SKN PULSE CREATIVES
By: Tito Chapman
Abu Dhabi: St. Kitts and Nevis’ ambassadors at the Special Olympics performed incredibly well. On their final day of competition, cyclist Shane Nisbett placed fourth in the road race while Bocce players Lawvander and Krislyn won the Federation’s 8th gold medal in Doubles.
Team SKN participated in seven (7) sporting disciplines. Namely, Tennis, Bocce Singles, Bocce Doubles, Athletics, Open Water Swim, Free-Style Swimming and Cycling.
Tanique Richards captured the first gold medal for the team in the 200m. Tanique completed the sprint Double as she also won the 100m.
The team’s individual performances is as follows:
Gold – 200 metres female
Gold _ 100 metres sprint
Bronze in 400 metre race
4th place in 800 metres
Gold in 400 Metres
Bronze in 200 Metres
Open Water Swim
Silver in 1600 M (1mile) race
4th place in 1600 M (1mile) race
Gold in 800 Metre freestyle 21:29
4th in 800 metre freestyle 17:12
Bronze in singles bocce
Bronze in singles
Krislyn Warner and Lawvaner Forbes
Gold in doubles
Gold in 5K timed trials
6th place in 25K Road race
Gold in 10K timed trials
Silver in 10K timed trials
4th place in 40K Road race
4th place in 10K timed trials
Gold in singles competition
The Special Olympics celebrates all athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID), regardless of their level of ability.