(Jamaica Observer) GRAZ, Austria — It was casual as you like for Jamaica’s Romaine Austin as he cruised to victory in division 18 of the 333-metre speed skating race at Liebenau Ice Hall on yesterday’s final day of competition here at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.
Austin, a goat farmer from St Catherine, Jamaica, was timed in 52.838 seconds to take gold — a perfect two at these Games — after also winning division 15 of the 500m race on Thursday. His 500m gold was also the first such medal on ice for Jamaica at any Winter Games.
“For the first medal, I was happy, but now I’m really excited. It was good, as I held my composure from start to finish for Jamaica,” Austin, 19, told the Jamaica Observer yesterday.
Hanz Jacobs of the Netherlands was second in 59.857 seconds, while Danijel Golub of Croatia was third in 1:00.908 minutes.