Congrats on 2014 Summer Games

posted Aug 26, 2014, 5:16 PM by Special Olympics West Niagara

Grimsby-Lincoln Special Olympics sent 5 athletes to Vancouver July 8-13 to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics National Summer Games. The athletes were flown to Vancouver and housed on the campus of UBC, where the events took place on their grounds. These are first rate facilities and the performances were first rate as well. Our five Grimsby-Lincoln athletes brought home eight medals and a lifetime of memories. The weather was hotter than usual and the competition was stiff but they all worked hard, some personal bests were achieved and everything was left on the playing field. They also had time for some fun, fantastic opening and closing ceremonies and the making of friends that they will keep forever.

Grant Flagg of Wainfleet took home 3 medals, silver in the 200m, bronze in shotput, bronze in long jump and came 5th in the 100m. Chris Sharpe of Grimsby brought home 2 medals, gold in the 100m, silver in long jump and came 6th in shot put. Josie Guilbeault of Thorold won bronze in shotput and finished 6th in the 100m in spite of a knee injury that also kept her out of long jump. Christina Unger and Ian Macleod each brought home silver medals in the team 5 pin bowling competition and finished 6th and 5th respectively in the individual 5 pin bowling competition.  Team Ontario had their biggest medal haul ever and finished 1st overall for the whole Games.

The track & field athletes will now wait to hear if they have advanced to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers and to our great supporters who make all of this possible.