This June, four local Special Olympians will #ShineAsOne represent Bermuda at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida.
Micah Lambert, Bridget Marshall and Eden Woollery have successfully qualified to compete, while fellow athlete Danielle Gibbons will attend as Athlete Leader.
Micah, Bridget and Eden have trained in their respective sport for a number of years and have competed in numerous competitions both locally and overseas. One of the most notable achievements of their athletic careers was the opportunity to participate in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games (Abu Dhabi). Bridget and Micah placed 4th in the Tennis Singles – Level 4 and 5 (respectively) while Equestrian, Eden, won the Silver Medal in Level CS English Working Trials.
Track athlete Danielle Gibbons, who also competed in the World Games (6th – 200m,4th – 100m) will also join the Bermuda delegation. As Special Olympics Bermuda’s Athlete Leader, Danielle receives training and opportunities to hold positions of leadership and influence. The Special Olympics Athlete Leadership program empowers athletes to develop leadership skills and influence change in the Special Olympics movement.
The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will unite more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from the US and the Caribbean with 125,000 spectators expected to attend one of the most cherished sporting events.