Mon | Apr 22, 2019

Great performance by Special Olympians – Grange

Published:Friday | March 22, 2019 | 12:29 AM
Members of the Special Olympics Jamaica volleyball team celebrate after defeating Japan  by two sets to one to capture the gold medal in the event at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday.  COLLIN REID PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIANCE INVESTMENTS, DIGICEL FOUNDATION, KFC AND MINISTRY OF SPORTS
Members of the Special Olympics Jamaica volleyball team celebrate after defeating Japan by two sets to one to capture the gold medal in the event at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday. COLLIN REID PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLIANCE INVESTMENTS, DIGICEL FOUNDATION, KFC AND MINISTRY OF SPORTS

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has described as ‘a great display’ the performance by Jamaica’s delegation to the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.

The sports minister’s comment follows Jamaica’s 15 gold in a 33-medal haul at the Special Olympics, which exceeds all previous performances by a Jamaican Special Olympics team. Along with the gold medals, there were 10 silver and eight bronze.

‘Much to celebrate’

“Our Special Olympians have consistently done well, giving us much to celebrate, and have certainly played their part in making Jamaica the great sporting nation that it is.

“I wish not only to congratulate the Special Olympians but to praise team support staff and officials for their dedicated service and leadership.

“I look forward to welcoming home from Abu Dhabi our valiant Special Olympians on behalf of a proud and grateful nation,” Grange said in a release yesterday.