Team Bahamas Celebrates Medal Wins

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Bahamas Honourary Consul Cedric Scott (left) with members of Team Bahamas.

We Bahamians in L.A. enjoyed another gathering with our Bahamian Special Olympians Monday night at a reception hosted by the Bahamas Honourary Consul in Los Angeles, Cedric Scott.

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Team Bahamas supporter Vashni Thompson dances to the drumming of Dr. Adrian Lunn.

Not only was the gathering a wonderful opportunity to get to know the athletes, coaches and families of Team Bahamas a bit better, but it was a terrific way to celebrate our first medals — two silvers and a gold — won by swimmers Cornel McClain and Lavontae Clarke.

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Bahamian swimmers and medal winners Cornel McClain (L) and Lavontae Clarke (R) with Bahamas Honourary Consul Cedric Scott.

While their teammates relaxed and mingled, a few Bahamian athletes competed into the early evening. Just before the reception ended, we received news that swimmers Serena Newton and Deron Forbes had won silver and bronze medals, respectively.

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L-R: Athlete Amal Johnson, Bahamian Darryl Thompson, Matthew Kennedy from Special Olympics Delegation Services, athlete Brenville Dorsett and Margaret Kennedy from Delegation Services.

And the winning continued into Tuesday. As of yesterday afternoon, Team Bahamas had won a total of seven medals, according to the Results page on the Special Olympics website:

Congratulations to all our Bahamian athletes and coaches. We wish you much success over the week ahead!

3 thoughts on “Team Bahamas Celebrates Medal Wins

  1. MADE ALL OF PROUD JUST TO KNOW THAT YOU COMPETED—– BUT MEDALS WOW!
    WE BAHAMIANS AMERICANS WILL ALWAYS FEEL THE PRIDE IN OUR HERITAGE AND THE
    KINSHIP TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THE BAHAMAS.

    GREAT JOB TEAM BAHAMAS!

    THANKS FOR THE MEMORY!

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