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Liberia wins gold at Special Olympic in UAE

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Liberia Special Olympians returned home over the weekend with three goal medals and a bronze won at the just ended 2019 Special Olympics Games in the United Arab Emirates.

Samuel Smith, Ehiabom Assaf and Hassatou Odell Duah returned home at a rising welcome by school mates, family members and officials of the Youth and Sports Ministry.

The three participated in the Special Olympics Games for the first time, winning goal medals in 100 meters and 200 meters respectively.

More than seven thousand athletes with intellectual disabilities participated in the weeklong event in Abu Dahbi, the United Arabs Emirates.

Speaking to ELBC at the Roberts International Airport, the head of the Liberia Special Olympics, Rev. Caleb Dormah, said the win sets a pace for Liberia’s athletics development.

Rev. Dormah said:” With commitment of support from the Chief Patron of Sports, President George Weah, the Special Olympics activities in Liberia will grow faster.”

He said the gold medals won have begun a massive awareness for the recruitment of young people with intellectual disabilities, marginalization and discrimination.

Rev. Dormah is meanwhile calling on every Liberian to treat the three as special heroes for the Country.

The Special Olympics games is a multi-sport event staged annually for young people with intellectual disabilities.

Liberia’s participation at this year’s Special Olympics Games was supported by the Government of Liberia, through the Youth and Sports Ministry.


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