Another gold for Dominica at Special Olympics

Lucien and Dupigny (in black) at the podium

Dominica continues to excel at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

The team has added another gold to their tally of medals, with Liza Lucien and Melissa Dupigny claiming gold in the  Bocce doubles segment. The Dominican athletes have now won a total of three gold and one silver medal.

Alexcia Wade has already won gold in the 100M run, out-performing seven other athletes and Melissa Dupigny beat the USA to win her first gold in the Bocce singles tournament.

A team of 12 is representing Dominica among the 170 nations that are participating in the World games. They are taking part in two sports disciplines: athletics (track and field) and bocce which is an Italian game similar to bowls.

Ricky Barry came in 5th in the 200M run while Claudius Shipley finished in 5th place and Crispin Dailey, 6th in their 200m heat. Agar Auguiste won his first game for Dominica in the field of bocce.

Updates of the team’s progress can be received on their facebook page (Special olympics – Dominica) or by downloading the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi app.

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  1. Robert Bryant
    March 21, 2019

    Well done my people

    March 20, 2019

    Hope they receive a national welcome.

  3. MyHomeMYDominica
    March 20, 2019

    They are making us soooooo proud!!! Congrats to all.

  4. Praying for DA
    March 20, 2019

    Congrats. Can we get more or better photos?

  5. %
    March 20, 2019

    Dominica continues to be left out/ excel at the Special political meeting in Florida summit with Trump.

  6. Great News
    March 20, 2019


  7. Garvin G. Ambrose
    March 20, 2019

    Congrats and continued blessings to our “athletes of determination.”

  8. mine
    March 20, 2019

    Congratulation guys..

  9. Wow!
    March 20, 2019

    That’s great news…good job to the organizers, coaches and team

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