Ray­mond’s Olympic suc­cess

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Sport -

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.

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