The Antiguan and Barbudan Special Olympics contingent continue to have an impressive showing at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. After a bronze medal finish in the Women’s 200meters race for New Nations by Akelene Grigg, the male duo of Darius March Charles and St. Ives Brown took home hardware of their own.
Brown, who attends the Adele School for Special Children, claimed a gold medal in the Men’s 200 meters race on Sunday, finishing with a new personal best of 28.95 seconds. Aderito Nunes-Correia of Cape Verde finished second with a time of 29.29 seconds, while Mozambique’s Edmiller Lofente settled for the bronze medal with a time of 29.49 seconds.
Teammate MarchCharles secured a silver medal for the twin-island state. Running in the Men’s 200meters Division 1 race for New Nations, the Adele student had to settle for a second-place finish with a time of 29.14 seconds – a new personal best. His time was only bettered by Liberia’s Ehiabom Assaf in 28.81 seconds while Jacob Boura of Chad settled for bronze with a time of 31.05 seconds.
The four-man contingent will look to progress even more from this feat as Grigg and Aaliyah Rogers were expected to compete on Monday while the male duo will race off on Tuesday in the 100meters races. The results of the races for Grigg and Rogers were not known at the time of publishing this article.