Dominica team wins gold at Special Olympics

Melissa Dupigny winds gold in Bocce, photo courtesy Dominica Special Olympics Facebook page

The Dominica Special Olympics team who left island on the 7th of March to participate in the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, has been doing exceptionally well and have won 2 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal thus far.

The team of 12 is representing Dominica among the 170 nations that is 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.

Two athletes have already received Gold in the two named sports, Alexcia Wade received gold in the 100M run surpassing seven other athletes and Melissa Dupigny in Bocce after her win against USA.

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 download the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi app.


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  1. carlty
    March 21, 2019

    This is wonderful. Congratulations to the winners, congratulations to the team. Congratulations to everyone who positively represents our sweet home. This makes me so happy.

    March 20, 2019

    Awwwwweeee a breath of fresh air!!!! Congratulations to the individual winners and team Dominica. You made us proud! Keep shining..

  3. My Two Cents In
    March 20, 2019

    For the most up to date medal count, and what each contestant won (click on their name or their picture), go to

  4. %
    March 19, 2019

    Great indeed…
    Keep them coming!!!
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    • ????????????
      March 19, 2019

      % Really . out of synch. % you seem to be obsessed with S m g S m g and L S m g n. Is that all in your head? You must be dreaming every night L S g n. Now shake yourself and dream % % m w p; % % m d s f c. % m s p l. % m s t b p.

    • ???????????
      March 19, 2019

      Congratulations to the team.

  5. Ibo France
    March 19, 2019

    Congratulations to the winners and those athletes who tried their best but did not medal. I watched the opening ceremony and Team Dominica looked particularly splendid.

  6. Bee
    March 19, 2019

    Now isn’t that fabulous news! Just the loft I needed for my Dominican Spirits. Congratulations to our new Olympians.

  7. March 19, 2019

    Congratulations to all team members.

    I am particularly pleased that we have won a gold in bocce, for like track and field, it is an individual pursuit rather than team oriented. If it could be introduced in schools, it would be of particular benefit for dyslexic students (on average 15%) who have difficulty responding to team sports.

    • Amarossa
      March 19, 2019

      You keep repeating these figures of 15% of black people are dyslexic. Please quote from which peer reviewed journal you have learnt this.

      • March 19, 2019

        Try reading: “Dyslexia from a Cultural Perspective” by Asher & Martin Hoyles. (Hansib Publications 2007)

        My own theory is that once upon a time we were all dyslexic and that those of African descent have retained this “ability” more than most. Those blessed with dyslexia relate to the visual rather than verbal skills.

        25% of Royal College of Art students are dyslexic but only 2% of university students are dyslexic.

  8. Agirl
    March 19, 2019

    Oh wow! That is great news. Congrats to the winners and Congrats to all the participants from DA!!

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