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The outstanding performances of the seven athletes who represented Barbados recently at the Special Olympics World Summer Games, in Athens, Greece will be recognised by Government.
A reception will be held in their honour this Wednesday, September 7, at Ilaro Court, beginning at 7:00 p.m.
On the athletes return in July, Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley congratulated the team for their "incredible performances" at the games. He said then: "We had seven athletes who received seven medals and that accomplishment is unheard of, their efforts are to be commended.
"Those athletes exemplified tremendous skill at the games in Greece, and every Barbadian should be proud of their achievements. This augurs well for the further development of athletics in Barbados," Mr. Lashley stated.
Approximately 7,000 persons from 170 countries participated in the World Summer Games, which were held from June 25 to July 4.
Barbados was represented by five officials and seven sportspersons. The athletes were Rashad King (table tennis) and Nikita Maycock (100 m run) who received gold, and Marwyn Lorde (100 m run) who got a silver medal. Those who won bronze medals were Laura Sobers and Justin Edwards (bocce), Korey Kellman (400 m run) and Natalie Daniel (100 m run).