Team Gibraltar Adds to Medal Tally

by Tyronne | Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2019


Monday was a quieter day for Team Gibraltar in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, after the medal rush of the previous day. With fewer finals taking place the highlight of the day was a silver medal for the unified bowling team of Marvin Zammit and unified partner Stefan Luise, in the Men’s bowling unified doubles competition. In a division of 6 teams they scored 814 to claim the runners up position and add to Marvin’s gold medal in the singles competition from the previous day.

Silver medal winners Marvin Zammit and Stefan Luise

Earlier in the day runner Gino Francis came in 5th position in the 400m athletics event. Coach Kellianne Peliza said “never would Gino have imagined he would run in such a big competition. He completed his 400m lap in 1.38 mins.”

Runner Gino Francis receiving his 5th place ribbon

The Games continue to the closing ceremony on Thursday.

Andrew Ramage SO Gibraltar