Medal haul for Grand BankFor­tune Special Olympians

Sea­hawks col­lect gold, sil­ver and bronze

The Southern Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

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.

PHOTO SUB­MIT­TED

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.

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