Medal haul for Grand BankFortune Special Olympians
Seahawks collect gold, silver and bronze
Members of the Grand Bank-Fortune Seahawks won a dozen medals in the athletics competition at last month’s Special Olympics Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games.
Bryan Chapman of Fortune won silver medals in mini javelin and the running long jump, as well as a bronze medal in the 200-metre race.
Tony Moores won gold medals in the shot put and mini javelin. The Fortune resident won a silver medal in the 50-metre race and a bronze medal in the standing long jump.
Eric Hillier of Grand Bank won gold medals in the shot put and standing long jump events. He also picked up a bronze medal in the mini javelin competition.
Grand Bank’s Justin Dodge, meanwhile, won bronze medals in the 200-metre race and the mini javelin.
The four athletes also brought home seven ribbons for fourththrough-eighth-place finishes in the various athletics events.
The Games were held at sites around the northeast Avalon Peninsula from July 13-16.
The provincial Special Olympics Games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter competition.
They serve as qualifiers for athlete selection to Newfoundland and Labrador’s team for the next Canadian Special Olympics Summer Games.
The Grand Bank-Fortune Seahawks sent four athletes to last month’s provincial Special Olympics Summer Games. In the front is Tony Moores; back row (left to right) Eric Hillier, Justin Dodge and Bryan Chapman.