Special Olympians Honing Their Skills

August 29, 2008

Some 1,000 Costa Rican athletes are set to prove today that disability is no obstacle as they compete for a spot in the first Central American and Caribbean Special Olympic Games.

Narrowing down the roster after 16 competitions around the country, judges will observe the athletes at NationalUniversity’s SportsCenter and the Palacio de los Deportes in Heredia, north of the capital, to pick the top 220 who will form a national team.

Starting at 9 a.m., the games will feature weightlifting, running, five-a-side soccer, cycling, swimming, gymnastics and a triathlon.

Team Costa Rica will go on to face competitors from throughout Central America and the Caribbean, as well as guest countries Mexico and China in games at several San José facilities from Nov. 24 to 30, according to Special Olympics Costa Rica’s communications and marketing director Mónica López.

 

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