Basseterre, St. Kitts — Digicel St. Kitts and Nevis is overjoyed with the stellar performance Team SKN displayed at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, which resulted in a majestic twenty-three medal haul.
The young Olympians’ exceptional performances resulted in a local record-breaking 23 medals (11 Gold, 10 Silver and 2 Bronze) at the recent Special Olympics World Summer Games which opened on July 25th in California, USA and culminated on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
The Games featured 6,500 Special Olympics athletes from 165 nations demonstrating their courage, determination and sportsmanship before a world audience, whilst competing in 25 Olympic-type sports including Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Volleyball, Bocce, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Power lifting and Tennis.
Digicel St. Kitts and Nevis has long been a proud sponsor of the SKN contingent and not only contributed to their successful trip, but also used the platform as an avenue to spread awareness on Special Olympics and Special Olympians.
Head of the Delegation and National Director of Special Olympics in St Kitts and Nevis, Ivor Blake, reflecting on the performance of the athletes, stated: “These Games were one of the best in terms of medal count highlighting not just their talent, but the sheer grit and determination of the Athletes. The Team exceeded all expectations! There was not one single athlete that came home empty-handed and for that we are very happy”.
Blake also thanked the parents, families and fans who cheered and supported the athletes through various media and in various ways. Particular mention was given to Digicel St. Kitts and Nevis for committing early in the process with a generous financial contribution giving the Special Olympics Team the much-needed jumpstart.
Digicel joins in the many congratulatory remarks to the Special Olympics Champions who trained year-long to achieve these results, and say “well done – we are very proud of you!”