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Our athletes ROCKED at the Special Olympics World Games!

April 5, 2017, Newfoundland & Labrador Special Olympics

Wow! What a great time SONL athletes had at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria! Crystal Young (Tri-Con Gentle Giants), Sandra Smith (Tri-Con Gentle Giants), Floressa Harris (Gander Wings), Justin Dodge (Grand Bank-Fortune Seahawks) all had the experience of a life time in Austria!

Our athletes competed in 12 events and came home with 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals, 1 bronze and 3 4th place finishes!! That shows the amount of hard work, dedication, effort and commitment that not only these four athletes put into preparation for these Games but also their support teams and training coaches surrounding them.
65 Young Crystal F CAN
Event Prel. Div. Prel. Score Fin. Div. Fin. Score Rank
SN Snowshoeing 5K Race C01 - F1 36:26.64 1 GOLD
SN Snowshoeing 4X400M Race C1 09:55.08 F1 09:18.00 1 GOLD
SN Snowshoeing 1600M Race F1 14:54.10 C2 13:32.40 4th

62 Smith Sandra F CAN
Event Prel. Div. Prel. Score Fin. Div. Fin. Score Rank
SN Snowshoeing 4X400M Race C1 09:55.08 F1 09:18.00 1 GOLD
SN Snowshoeing 200M Race F19 01:22.11 F21 01:10.54 1 GOLD
SN Snowshoeing 400M Race F05 02:38.04 F06 02:37.76 2 SILVER

49 Dodge Justin M CAN
Event Prel. Div. Prel. Score Fin. Div. Fin. Score Rank
SN Snowshoeing 200M Race M23 00:47.69 M17 00:43.86 4th
SN Snowshoeing 100M Race M12 00:17.70 M11 00:17.90 4th
SN Snowshoeing 4X100M Relay M7 01:14.12 M03 01:09.70 1 GOLD

53 Harris Floressa F CAN
Event Prel. Div. Prel. Score Fin. Div. Fin. Score Rank
SN Snowshoeing 200M Race F09 00:58.28 F13 00:51.56 2 SILIVER
SN Snowshoeing 4X100M Relay F1 01:39.50 F01 01:39.50 2 SILVER
SN Snowshoeing 100M Race F07 00:22.10 F09 00:20.71 3 BRONZE

Not only have we been impressed with our athlete's performance; our province and their communities have welcome them home in style!

Looking for some pictures of our athletes at Games; check out Special Olympics Canada's Flickr Album

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