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T&T loses 4-0 to Jamaica at Special Olympics field hockey
A rivalry was re-established yesterday, but in the end Jamaica emerged triumphant when they defeated T&T’s field hockey team 4-0 when action continued in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, in Seoul, Korea.
While most of the outdoor activities were inevitably cancelled due to icy rain, the gymnasium saw a heated battle between the Caribbean counterparts, both of which recorded a win and a loss against the same opponents, the USA and Hungary, respectively, a day prior. The scoreline may not have given T&T the justice it deserved after holding Jamaica, which were favourite, throughout most of the encounter.
At the end of the match, the teams were able to share in the applause and posed for photos for the spectators who were drawn to the contest, which displayed speed, agility, and at times, physical play.
Two days prior, the sport of field hockey and by extension the winter games were left to mourn the death of one of its players, Gareth Cowin, an athlete from the Isle of Man, who died at hospital after falling ill. As a result, the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Game has been dedicated to the memory of Gareth.
Special Olympics T&T has joined the rest of the Special Olympics movement in sending condolences to his family and the programme. Action in floor hockey will continue today.
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