Podium. Lucas Ambinintsoa Rakotondramanana saves the honor of the country. The autistic athlete finished third and won the bronze medal in the 100m event at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday. He finished just off the podium in the 400m. This multi-sport competition, reserved for the mentally handicapped, took place from June 18 to 25 in Berlin, the German capital. Edouard Nambinintsoa, for his part, competed in the final of the 100m event and finished in fourth place. The latter was unfortunately eliminated in the elimination phase by trampling the lane line when he led in his series. The only daughter of the delegation, Larissa Harifinoana Randrianandraina, also qualified for the final of two different events. She finished eighth in the 100m and 400m. Two national coaches supervised the flag bearers of the Big Island, namely Fanomezantsoa Olivier Razafimahandry and Rolland Andrianandrasana. It was Madagascar’s second participation in the Special Olympics World Games, the first at the previous edition in 2019 in Dubai. The Malagasy delegation led by the president of Special Olympics Madagascar, Monja Dinard, returned to the country yesterday afternoon.
WORLD GAMES – SPECIAL OLYMPICS