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Dec 8, 2010

5 medals for Special Olympics Team

Ten Special Olympics athletes returned to Belize on Tuesday from Panama where they competed in the third CODICADER Games for Students with Disabilities. They did not come home empty handed and we’re not referring to their luggage. The athletes, both male and female, scored a total of five medals in shot-put and different races. Head coach, Rodvern Lino, told News Five today that the team had been training for months and it certainly paid off.

Rodvern Lino, Head Coach, Special Olympics Athletes

“We brought home five medals; one gold, three silver and one bronze.”

Delahnie Bain

“In what areas?”

Rodvern Lino

rodvern lino

“The gold medal was in shot-put in deaf female category, the three silver medals; one was deaf female shot-put, the other was hundred meter male for intellectually impaired students, the other one was hundred meter female for intellectually impaired students and the bronze was for hundred meters deaf female.”

Delahnie Bain

“Who were these athletes?”

Rodvern Lino

“Okay, the gold medal came from Shanice Brown, the silver came from Annalee Bennett, Jamaal Cherrington and Romelda Logan and the bronze came from Annalee Bennett.”

Delahnie Bain

“What was it like with them competing against the other countries?”

Rodvern Lino

“Well, it was a wonderful experience. The athletes they really loved the whole games from we arrived in panama to the time we left so it was a wonderful experience overall.”

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4 Responses for “5 medals for Special Olympics Team”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Great job!

  2. belizeanpride says:

    congrats my fellow belizeans, nice job Lino, well done and we can get more the next time, keep working hard and have faith.

  3. nickman says:

    Very cool Rodvern!! Proud of you and Belize!

  4. dogg501 says:

    rastaman Lino..gr8 job mien..keep up d wrk..137!!

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