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All smiles: Bridget Marshall poses with the two bronze medals she claimed in tennis at the Special Olympics USA Games (Photograph by Mark Tatem/Department of Communications)
Medal happy: Eden Woollery, clinched bronze in equestrianism (Photograph by Mark Tatem/Department of Communications)
Welcome home: sports minister Ernest Peets with Bermuda’s athletes on their return to the island (Photograph by Mark Tatem/Department of Communications)
Impressive display: the Bermuda team who won four medals at the Special Olympics USA Games in Florida (Photograph by Mark Tatem/Department of Communications)

Bermuda’s Special Olympics team returned home to a heroes’ welcome for their medal-winning exploits at the USA Summer Games in Florida.

The team consisting of Eden Woollery, Micah Lambert and Bridget Marshall clinched a total of four medals including a silver and three bronze.

The silver medal came courtesy of Lambert in the men’s singles tennis event, while he also teamed up with Marshall to clinch bronze in the mixed doubles. Marshall herself also added a third bronze in the women’s singles.

Meanwhile, equestrian Woollery also enjoyed medal success, claiming another bronze in the Western Equitation B1 Class.

In addition, Special Olympics Bermuda Athlete Leader Danielle Gibbons was in attendance representing all Special Olympics Programmes from the Caribbean region as a member of the Games’ Athlete Input Council.

As part of her role, Gibbons took part in speaking engagements, organised volunteer training and conducted athlete interviews that were shown throughout the Olympic Village during the weeklong event.

"It gives me immense pride to congratulate Eden, Micah and Bridget following their successful performance at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Summer Games,“ said sports minister Ernest Peets on welcoming the athletes home on Sunday evening.

"They have captured the hearts and minds of all of Bermuda and have been such incredible inspirations to us all. Congratulations again and we wish you the best."

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Published June 14, 2022 at 7:50 am (Updated June 14, 2022 at 8:07 am)

Special Olympians return to heroes’ welcome

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