Raymond’s Olympic success
Well known and loved local Raymond Buncle had a magnificent first endeavour at the recent Tri-State Special Olympics in Port Adelaide, coming home with five medals including four silvers and one gold.
Raymond won gold in one of his running events, which he and his family were understandably very excited about as well as a silver in swimming, barbell in the pool, golf putting and another in running.
Raymond had been training all year in Cobram as well as being a member of the 16 strong PALS Panthers team and was the only competitor from Yarrawonga to compete at the games in South Australia.
It was also a great reward after he had the opportunity to choose which events he was to partake in.
“He had been asking me for about five years to be able to go and compete at the Tri-State Special Olympics so we finally let him this year and it proved to be a great choice, he has done very well, absolutely loved it and we are so so proud of him,” Raymond’s mum Kay Spencer beamed.
After his successes at the games this year, Raymond is even more determined to go back again and is looking to compete in the tri-state olympics both next year and in 2020.
When asked also what event or sport Raymond’s favourite was, he was unable to limit it to just one.
“I want to compete again in golf, running and swimming,” Raymond said.
Most of all Raymond had a lasting message for those who have shown their support in his olympic endeavour.
“Thank you to everyone,” Raymond said.
Raymond Buncle proudly shows off the number of medals he won at the recent Tri-State Special Olympics in Port Adelaide.