Lots to be ‘Smilley’ about at special games

| 29/06/2011

(CNS): After the first day of competition Andrew Smilley has brought home the Cayman Islands’ first medal at the Special Games, winning a silver in the 800m freestyle swimming event. Matthew Ebanks also shined with a personal best in the 400m run according to reports from Greece, while many of Team SOCI also managed to break their own records. Coach Nicole also reported that both bocce athletes rolled extremely well. “The athletes are really responding to the competition, and they are eager to show the results of their hard training,” the coach said.

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  1. Anonymous says:


    This is fantastic – and a refreshing break from the depressing headlines of crime and corruption and party politics —

    Soooo proud of you guys!

    You persevere through hardships and disabilities to be such positive examples and inspiration



  2. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to all those tha took place and represented cayman in the special olympics in greece. you represented your islands well and we are truly proud of you!!!  Another reason to feel proud cayman!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Congrats, Andrew you make us all in Cayman so very proud of you.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Congrats also to Kanza Bodden who won a silver medal. We are proud of all of you.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Smiley, you and your comrades are very "special" people indeed ……we are all very proud of each and everyone of you and proud of your accomplishments at home and abroad.  Thats how you are "special" to us!  A BIG thank you to all those who have coached you and believed in you and encouraged you along the way…..They are also very special in our hearts….Congratulations Smiley and also congratulations to the rest of the team!!!!  

  6. Ken P says:

    Great going Andrew and Matthew, you've made us proud. It's amazing how much encouragement you give to others and also you do it with such appreciation.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Excellent work! Continue to make Cayman proud!