Heartbreak for Landy
Del-Che Landy came agonisingly close to earning Bermuda’s first gold medal on the final day of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, yesterday.
The 25-year-old won the 800 metres at the Dubai Police Officers Club Stadium in a time of 3min 20.78sec but was disqualified for breaking into the lane too early.
It was the second time in three days that Landy has suffered misfortune at the Games.
During the 400 race on Monday, he was in second place with the finish line in sight but fell and had to settle for fifth.
Meanwhile, Bermuda’s medal tally grew to eight yesterday after Bridget Marshall earned bronze in the singles Level 4 tennis competition at the Zayed Sports City.
Eden Woollery, Solay Thomas, Carlton Thompson, Damon Emery, Kris Trott and Kirk Dill all accounted for the island’s remaining medals.
Equestrienne Woollery, the youngest member of Bermuda’s team at 14, earned silver medals in the Level CS English Working Trials and Level CS English Equitation, while Thomas captured silver in the softball throw event.
Thompson, the most senior member at 51, earned bronze in the singles bowling competition, with Dill, Trott and Emery all securing bronze in separate 100 races.
The closing ceremony will take place at the Zayed Sports City Stadium today.
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