Athletes take London by storm

Ten athletes from Special Olympics Suffolk (SOS) travelled to Lee Valley Athletics Arena to compete in the 2017 Greater London Special Olympics Indoor Athletics Competition. Although this is the third time for most of the athletes, for three athletes Gavin, Sean and Ben this was a first. With competitors from across the south of England, the standard of competition was very high. To their credit the SOS athletes came away with 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. In addition, with four 4th place finishes narrowly missing out on the medals, the trip to Lee Valley was very successful with the athletes, team managers, parents and supporters having a very productive and enjoyable day

As is standard for Special Olympics competition the athletes competed in divisions appropriate to their declared entry performances. With respect to individual performances Paul was 4th in the 60m and 8th in the Shot, Oliver came 4th in the Long Jump and 5th in the 60m, Jordan 1st in the 60m and 2nd in the Standing Long Jump, Hamish 5th in the 60m and 7th in the Shot, Montell 1st in the 60m and 4th in the Shot, Gavin 2nd in the Shot and 2nd in the Standing Long Jump, Sean 5th in the 60m and 6th in the Standing Long Jump, Ben 2nd in the 200m and 2nd in the Shot, Oli 3rd in the 200m and 3rd in the 400m and Adam 1st in the 60m and 4th in the 200m. In the relays SOS was represented by Hamish, Montell, Paul, Jordan, Gavin and Sean in the 6 x 60m and by Oliver, Ben, Adam and Oli in the 4 x 200m

This was an excellent finish to the 2017 Track & Field season for our SOS athletes, with the highlight for most of them being taking part for the first time in the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games in Sheffield. Now it’s down to winter training and getting ready for the 2018 season

For information on Special Olympics Suffolk please contact Terry McEntee on terrymcentee474@gmail.com

 

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