With stunning numbers coming from powerlifting and roller-skating, India finished the Special Olympics World Games with a rich haul of 368 medals, which covered eighty-five gold, 154 silver, and 129 bronze right here on Thursday. It’s a record haul for you. S. A. Which fielded a 284-member group. READ: Officials stunned by way of Indian curler-skaters’ pace
But Timothy Shriver, the Chairman of Special Olympics International, made it clear that the Games were no longer about medals at all.
“This is not about countries; it’s approximately humans, it’s no longer approximately one kingdom defeating any other kingdom…You talk to the athletes, what is their message, ‘I had a terrific time, I played, I trained, I competed, I gained a medal.’ That’s it,” stated Timothy at the ADNEC hall here on Thursday while a question was put to him about who had topped the medals desk. “So, we don’t hold a medals desk,” he defined.
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Timothy becomes so impressed with the host right here that he stated the World Games, a Games for the intellectually challenged, might come back to UAE if the Emirates wanted to host them once more. The Games within the UAE also had a record wide variety of events and nations. Meanwhile, Sultan Al Jaber, the Minister of State and Chief Executive of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, said his enterprise might provide rewarding professional possibilities for ‘people of dedication’ and also introduce various programmes through ADNOC faculties with a purpose to offer unique training. The 8-day Games had an ultimate colorful rite on the Zayed Sports City Stadium here on Thursday night.
WINDHOEK, April 6 (Xinhua) — Alex Malete, assistant educate of the Botswana girls team, stated that his group can still beat Namibia in their return leg Africa Olympic Games Women qualifiers scheduled for Tuesday, April nine, 2019, in Namibia’s capital Windhoek.
The neighboring nations will meet for the second time, following Botswana’s 1-0 win over Namibia within the first leg on April 5 in Botswana. The winnerS of the two-leg tie will play South Africa in August this 12 months, with the date and venue yet to be decided.
The winner between South Africa will qualify for the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo.
Both Namibia and Botswana have never qualified for the Olympics Games, while South Africa had been at the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio, Brazil. Speaking on Saturday, Malete said that he’s privy to Namibia’s threat in the return leg but said that his team would be entirely conscious for ninety mins if they may be to get something out of the healthy. “We recognize that Namibia will do the whole lot to get an intention because that is the best manner they (Namibia) will have a threat of progressing to the next spherical. We recognize that it isn’t over, and we are going to provide our quality within the closing 90 mins,” Malete said.