Tyson Browne wins Second Special Olympics race
Tyson Browne has won his second gold medal at the 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games.
This evening the talented youngster won the 800 metres to add to the gold medal he captured in the 400m yesterday.
Felicia McLennan also won the gold medal in the bocce singles. It is her second World Games medal, having won silver in unified team bocce. Tiffany Branch also won a silver medal in 100 metres.
Maintaining Barbados’ good showing was Korey Kellman who captured the bronze medal in the 200-metres. He also gained a fifth place ribbon in his 400-metres division. Other track and field honours today went to Akintunde Hall, eighth at 400-metres and sixth at the 200-metres.
The Special Olympics Barbados seven-a-side football team have St Vincent as their next opponent. With Trinidad and Tobago leading the division, the Barbados footballers could come away with silver or bronze, depending on the outcome of their match against St Vincent.
The Barbados swimmers captured their third ribbon when Jay Tee Brathwaite took fourth place in the 50-metre backstroke. Still ahead for Brathwaite are the 50-metre freestyle and the 4 x 25-metre relay.
Barbados’ golfers Leander Brathwaite and Desireé Hinds continue to rack up points in their skills competition. The next day of play could determine whether they move into the final round of putting, chipping, pitching and driving.
The Special Olympics World Games, the biggest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015, continues through the week and will culminate on August 2 with the closing ceremony.
The action at the Games can be watched each evening on ESPN at 7 p.m. and the progress of the Barbados team can be followed on podcasts, which are available on the website.