Jamaica’s bocce gold pleases Bell

Los Angeles, United States — Special Olympic Jamaica Executive Director Lorna Bell was pleased after the bocce team won gold for the country on Monday at the World Summer Games here.

The team, coached by Patricia Perry and Sylvan Wilson, comprised Esther Pair, Shereen Gordon, Helena Thomas, Alton Carter, Vincent Evans, and Dwayne Vanriel.

Bell made special mention of Carter and Evans, the two over-45 competitors.

“Two of the athletes on our bocce team are from the Golden Age Home, and this is definitely a win for the home as well,” she told OBSERVER ONLINE.

In bocce, players use an underarm action to bowl a ball at a target. Points are gained by the ball’s proximity to the target.

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