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March Madness 2019

Gold rush for Special Olympics athletes in Abu Dhabi

Cayman’s Special Olympics athletes were on fire Monday (18 March) racking up five more medals including three gold at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi.

Cayman’s track and field stars did the heavy lifting, led by 31-year old Tessa Terry. After winning gold in the 200-metres, Terry topped the 100-metres with a time of 19.75 seconds.

Cayman’s middle distance sprinters racked up three medals Monday, led by Matthew Ebanks who won gold in the 400 metres with a time of 54:81 seconds.

A third gold medal came from Jaheim Ebanks. The 15-year old won his 400-metre finals clocking in at 58.90 seconds.

Also medaling in the quarter mile was Lewin Solomon Jr. The 20-year old won bronze with a time of 1:01.06

Not to be outdone was Stingray Swim Club’s Keanu McKenzie. After taking silver and bronze in both the 100 and 200 individual medley, the 17-year old won a gold in the 200m breaststroke with a time of 3:49.50.

Cayman has now won 15 medals overall with five gold, five silver and five bronze.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games continue until Thursday 21 March.

About the author

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise

Jordan Armenise began his sports broadcasting journey with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). It was in this role where he was able to craft the immersive and enthusiastic approach to reporting, broadcasting and production you see here today in Cayman's sports community.

Jordan has also worked behind the scenes for a number of Canadian broadcasting & production companies such as CBC Sports, Cineflix Productions and Cream Productions.

Did he mention he was St. Clare of Assisi's 1994 Athlete of the Year?

Now dubbed 'The Sports Guy', Jordan relishes the role as Cayman 27 Sports Producer, where he can tell the stories of Cayman’s athletes. You can reach Jordan at or .

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