Trio prepare to fly the flag for Bermuda
Bridget Marshall, Eden Woollery and Danielle Gibbons will be looking to do themselves and Bermuda extremely proud when they compete during the second day of competition today at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Tennis player Marshall is flying the islandís banner in the womenís singles level 4 FOS division taking place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.
Equestrian Woollery is competing in the level CS English walking trials at the plush Al Forsan International Sports.
Track and field athlete Gibbons is competing in the 200 metres at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Yesterday, Carlton Smith, Tiannai Lowe and Wayne Smith all compete in preliminaries of the bowling competition at the Zayed Sports City Stadium.
They each played three games for a combined average score, with Carlton Smith finishing with a score of 119.75, Lowe with 65.25 and Wayne Smith, who is making his international debut for Bermuda, with of 55.25.
The island is represented by a 13-member team at the Games, with Marshall and Micah Lambert competing in tennis and Kristopher Trott in the 100 and 200 metres, as well as long jump and the 4x100 metres relay. Marshall is also participating in athletics, while Gibbons is also participating in the 100 metres.
Lowe is competing in bowling and the 25 and 50 metres and long jump while JíNaysha Maloney and Solay Thomas are both doing walking events.
Woollery is participating in equestrianism as well as the 50 and 100 walk and 100 run.
Other male competitors include Del-Che Landy, Damon Emery and Kemari Dill, who will be competing in athletics.
Thompson and Smith will be competing internationally for the first time.