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Special day at the Stadium

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Special day at the Stadium

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There was no shortage of winners at the National Stadium today.
And that’s what made it so special.
It was a special day for Barbados’ special athletes, as family and friends crammed the Louis Lynch and Jim Wedderburn stands of the National Stadium in support of over 300 competitors at yesterday’s Annual Special Olympics.
The 34th edition of the meet culminated a month-long series of activities during March – the month of the Disabled – which featured football, swimming, handball and bocce.
But it was the long-awaited track and field event which attracted spectators in scores to see athletes ranged from age seven to 30 representing 14 units, including the Challenor Creative Arts Training Centre, The Learning Centre and the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home.
From the 100, 200 and 400 sprints to the relays and field events, fans were treated to enthralling action from the best of the country’s Special Olympians, four of which are expected to represent Barbados at Athen’s World Summer Games in June.
And everyone was a winner, as no athlete left empty-handed after medals were presented to each participant involved in the day’s events. (JM)