JA Special Olympics team to train in Florida

Preparing for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games set for Styria, Austria, the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) team says they plan to hold a crucial training camp next April in Florida, taking advantage of local facilities necessary for their training.

The team intends to participate in speed skating, figure skating and floor hockey. Athletes plan to take advantage of Florida’s ice rink to fine-tune their training. Team Jamaica is expected to continue to excel at the upcoming games, led by delegation head, Glendon West.

The Jamaican team was a major success at the 2013 Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. The tropical country won silver medals in two ice figure skating categories to go with their second-place finish in floor hockey. Their Summer Games compatriots also had a stellar performance at this year’s Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games. The Summer team won 29 medals, including 10 goal medals.

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